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Topic: which bean for espresso? (4 msgs / 79 lines)
1) From: Michael Dhabolt
Christina,
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All of them, small roasts of each.  Good mix of coffees for comparisons.
To the first snaps of second - for a first roast.
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Be sure to get the Monkey.
Mike (just plain)

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
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I agree on getting the Monkey but tend to disagree and suggesting a bunch of
different Single Origins for someone's first learning pulling shots. At
least, Christina's grinder post said "my first foray into espresso". I
believe it's easier to first learn PF technique fill, distribution and
tamping and needed grind adjusting etc to get proper shot flow & timing
sticking with just one. I whole heartily agree Monkey Blend is a great
forgiving blend to start with. Though starting with a Brewtus will make SO
shot temp management a breeze.
OTH the first week I had Miss Silvia I was pulling shots of anything and
everything I had roasted:-)(Or maybe it was even first day I don't remember
for sure, going on 5 years ago...) 
Rocky grinder wise if currently happy with the Inifinity for non-espresso
duties I'd do a comparison of the same bean same brewing method each
grinder. If then still happy with the Infinity use it.
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL 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.

3) From: Michael Wascher
I recently got an espresso machine (an Esti Profi that is made up of pieces
from two machines bought on EBay). I bought several of the espresso blends
and tried some SO shots while waiting for the blends to arrive. I got much
better results with the blends than I was able to obtain with the SO beans.
Your mileage may vary, I've always been a bit contrary.
The Monkey Blend became my quick favorite. It's very good over a wide range
of roasts & seems more forgiving during the brew process.
On 7/30/06, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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"There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we
don't know." --  Ambrose Bierce

4) From:
Christina:
I try every bean I gert as a single origin espresso and have been very surprised by the results in some beans.
Try them all...
regards,
ginny
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