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Topic: Newbie Espresso question (6 msgs / 127 lines)
1) From: gin
Art:
I have never had sediment in my espresso but I always stir, the european way, my espresso once or twice before I 
take a gulp or sip...
I will not stir in the morning and let you know if I have any.
I cannot remember not having a clean cup, ever.
ginny

2) From: Art M
I seem to get some very fine sediment in my espresso.  I'd expect this in a
French Press cup of coffee but not in espresso.  I immediately thought my
grind was too fine, but after playing around with some others the shots
pulled too long.  I've been using the guideline of 25 seconds, 30lb tamp to
yield 1.75-2oz of espresso.  Is the sediment expected?  I don't typically
notice it in commercial espressos I've had.
BTW, for equipment I have a rancilio grinder and Miss Silvia espresso
machine.
Thanks.
Art

3) From: John Blumel
On Jan 23, 2005, at 3:14pm, Art M wrote:
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This is for a double?
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I believe it varies depending on the filter baskets you use but it's 
not completely unexpected. With my Isomac Millenium, using the Faema 
baskets and a Mazzer Mini grinder, I sometimes get a very small amount 
of sediment.
John Blumel

4) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
Art,
    Try letting the first second's flow from the portafilter go before 
catching the espresso in your catch cup.
         Jim gundlach
On Jan 23, 2005, at 2:14 PM, Art M wrote:
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5) From: Angelo
What's wrong with a little sediment? One of the reasons I sometimes make 
Turkish coffee is to enjoy a bit of the grittiness of the sediment, which 
is about half the cup. Try it - you may like it :-)
A.
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6) From: Art M
Yes, for a double shot.
Nothing wrong per say, just want to make sure I am doing this right!


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