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Topic: Short Horse ran away (3 msgs / 90 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
(Belated post on yesterday's Harrar Lot 30 ristetto attempt.) Unfortunately
I missed my grind, fill and tamp guess and didn't pull a double ristretto
but a wee bit quick 23 sec 2.5oz normal double shot (pulled at 201f.) Since
I only have this one roast batch I didn't try a second adjusted pull,
besides it wasn't a sink shot just not a ristretto. (The Horse30 gifted to
me from Greg) It was an excellent shot, a bit lighter bodied mouthfeel than
many espresso blends but not shallow by any stretch of the imagination.
While blueberry tones were prominent they did not over power the taste. A
quite unique and delightful espresso. Had a wonderful long linger while I
continued my attack on a cherry tree stump I'm fighting to remove below
ground level with primary weapon a whimpy 18" 2.5hp Craftsman chainsaw
really designed more for heavy pruning. Made more progress but the stump won
another battle still standing though noticably missing some more of it's
lowest girth. I will win the war and put a firepit in it's stead finishing
the backyard re-landscape! (that stump is so hard it's like attempting to
cut sub zero frozen butter cube with a plastic knife;-)
In the middle of typing this Debi asked for another cup of "plain" coffee.
(her previous cup second Saturday cup of the moring I'd made her a Sumatra
Volkopi cappucino, had made myself one too, excellent naturally carmelly
Sumatra cap' BTW) After I finished teasing her about what "plain" coffee
she'd like from current rest ready choices of Kona Aloha Rancho, Puerto Rica
Yauco Selecto, Sumatra Volkopi, El Salvador Finca San Francisco and Harrar
Lot 30 (which she hadn't tasted yet) I asked if she'd like a "blueberry" cup
of coffee. She made a funny face and said something about since when did we
have flavored coffees or add flavoring to coffees...  Of course let her I
know I meant naturally blueberry toned and broke the vac seal on the Horse30
mason jar giving her a smell. She immediately grabbed a couple beans,
munched 'em and said I'll try that. After grinding I again gave her another
whiff of the Horse30. She swooned and said coffee grounds should be used for
Aroma Therapy! Proceeded to make her an Americano which she's enjoying now.
Then decided to give another go at a Short Horse! Horsey didn't run away
this time but still missed my targeted 1oz double ristretto getting instead
a most excellent 1.25oz 25sec wee bit long double ristretto that is long
gone already though the linger is wonderful... 
Different thread, but above aptly describes "why" I home roast;-) Always
having choices of the best of the best coffees the world has to offer.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
Pacific Northwest Gathering IVhttp://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must">http://home.comcast.net/~mdmint/pnwgIV.htmURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.

2) From: Chuck the Coffee-Geek
miKe, I'm not sure if I learn or un-learn things each time you post.
A long ristretto?  Isn't that just an espresso?
-Chuck
I swear he just makes this stuff up... ;-)
miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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3) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Well in this case no, what I called a long ristretto wasn't a normal shot.
It was "technically" a ristretto being a 1.25oz double shot, just not my my
targeted 1oz short ristretto!-)  
Who me!? Make this stuff up!? 
Now if you really want a long linger from a shot that'll last for days go
for a short short triple ristretto 1oz shot, or the even more intense teeny
weeny short short triple ristretto 1/2oz shot. Nailed one them with a City++
Yirg' at just the right temp to make it sing without biting way back in
April I'm still tasting! Almost true, taste memory don't you know;-) 
miKe
 
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