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Topic: Italian espresso adventure > was RE: +Question for Mike McKoffee . . . or anybody who wants to voice an opinion about "EXPRESSO"! (36 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Actually that cup may or may not have been a decent espresso. IMNSHO good
espresso is never bitter. Incredibly strong tasting yes, and smooth and
creamy from the crema and lingers on the palate for good half hour, but not
bitter. I'm quite certain there are numerous people on the List who could
pull you a shot of espresso that's not bitter in the least. And if it's just
too strong for your palate simply add hot water for an Americano.  
miKe
	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Rose Lee Geiger
	Sent: Monday, June 12, 2006 3:56 PM
	
	Now here's yet another funny story . . . Back in 1967, I took my
12-year-old daughter to Europe for the summer . . . (did it with Frommer's
"See Europe on $10 a Day book"  . . . Yes, it worked!) On several occasions
while in Italy, we watched them make Espresso  . . . or Expresso . . . at
the many little coffee stands and shops . . . I even remember trying to buy
a cup, but didn't have a CLUE as to what I wanted.  Aside from the fact that
I couldn't speak Italian, I had no idea about what I was trying to do.  I
was fascinated with the process . . .those wonderful looking machines . .
.the buzzing, whistling, steaming, etc. etc.  I finally managed to get a cup
of something, but it seemed so unbelievably bitter, I couldn't imagine why
there were so many people standing in line to to get a cup.  Now, I have to
laugh again, that was probably the best cup of Espresso I ever had, and
didn't even know it!  
	 
	Rose Geiger


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