Lets talk about COFFEE

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Flambeur, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    :inlove: great job. looks so good
     


  2. CDHagg

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    Latte art is tough. You have to get the perfect milk froth to get a perfect design. Try pouring less quickly, and wiggle your hand faster.
     


  3. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    I spent the better part of an afternoon trying to do that.

    My first few came out like this:
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    But after several attempts and a helping hand, I managed this:
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    My teacher was slightly more talented:
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    I gave up around the time I realized that I never usee milk with my coffee...
     
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  4. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    Wow those are really really good. Better than most I've seen at cafes. I too am not a fan of coffee with milk especially cappuccinos. At most a cortado. But I appreciate the care and skill that goes into latte art
     


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    yes
     


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    Don't have time to go through 800 posts, but I just bought an aeropress for a camping trip and thought I'd give it a whirl first. Per their instructions it makes an absolute shit cup of coffee. So where to turn?

    This?


    lefty
     
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    Not really, A Y. Just drawn. :p
     


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    what exactly did you do? my coffee usually turns out quite well
     


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    Their instructions: two scoops ground med-fine into tube with enough water to hit the marked "2". Stir for 10 sec. Press for 20-30.

    My feeling is finer grind, more water, longer steeping time. Going for an americano.

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    what was wrong with it?
     


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    Black water - weak and tepid. Used the same bean in the morning with a press and it was great.

    Kinda wished I had just grabbed a cheap press for my trip.

    lefty
     


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    Just read the blog post and watched the video. Honestly, I'm not sure what the hubbub is about this thing.

    Think I'll send it back tomorrow and pick up a cheap press.

    Thanks.

    lefty
     


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