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Topic: Espresso heretic (9 msgs / 288 lines)
1) From: The Scarlet Wombat
I do not like flavored coffees.  They are almost universally made of cheap 
beans and cheaper flavoring ingredients.  I do like adding liqueurs to good 
coffee for flavoring as neither ingredient is junk.
Well, I decided to try something that I am sure had been tried before, but 
not by me.  I wanted a cinnamon flavored coffee after my first double shot 
Americano this morning, so wondered...hum...how about...
I ground my usual 19 grams of beans, and added a pinch of 5% oil cinnamon 
to it, mixed, tamped and pulled the shot like usual.  It is delicious.  The 
flavors melded nicely and the cinnamon is not overpowering.  It did gunk up 
the filter basket a bit, but a touch of that coffee cleaning stuff I cannot 
spell did wonders cleaning it out.
Next, we'll try cardamom.
Okay, so it's not pure espresso, so sue me already...[grin]
Dan

2) From: Sandy Andina
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Careful--Dave Olson of Cafe Allegro in Seattle's U. District (and an  
original owner of Starbucks) may sue you--his signature drink is the  
"espresso Allegro," a double shot with a dollop of honey and a  
cracked cardamom pod. Better credit him!
On Jan 6, 2007, at 9:59 AM, The Scarlet Wombat wrote:
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Careful--Dave Olson of Cafe =
Allegro in Seattle's U. District (and an original owner of Starbucks) =
may sue you--his signature drink is the "espresso Allegro," a double =
shot with a dollop of honey and a cracked cardamom pod. Better credit =
him!
On Jan 6, 2007, at 9:59 AM, The Scarlet Wombat =
wrote:

Next, we'll try cardamom.

Okay, so it's not pure espresso, so sue me = already...[grin]

Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.com = --Apple-Mail-6-813212096--

3) From: miKe mcKoffee
In Barista competitions it's not called "heretic" but rather a =
"signature
drink":-)
I prefer to keep the shot itself pure and "play" from there. Here's a
re-post from Sept. of my Scheherazade Shot using cardamom seeds & honey.
After visiting Phuong Tran (2005 US Barista Champion) at her Lava Java =
café
Labor Day with POETS been playing with various signature drink =
techniques
like infusing milk with herb or spice and/or 50:50 steamed coconut
milk/cow's milk dessert caps. Recent cardamom thread on Sweet Maria's =
home
roast List inspired a bit of non-milk espresso fun. 
Pre-heat demi, add 6 green cardamom seeds (Penzeys of course:-) and 6 =
drops
honey. (used mesquite honey had on hand)
Pull double shot longish Normale (but not quite Lungo, ~2.5oz) into demi
with cardamom seeds and honey. Gently swirl about 30 seconds to mix and
infuse. (Don't worry, cremas not going away.) Quite delish! I call it a
Scheherazade Shot after one of my favorite pieces Rimsky-Korsakov's A
Thousand and One Arabian Nights inspired Scheherazade. (I used my Summer =
Jam
Espresso blend for the shot.) 
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.
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4) From: Brett Mason
What exactly is "used mesquite honey" ?  sounds something in the Kopi
Collie vein...
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5) From: The Scarlet Wombat
Not a chance, first off, I never give anyone credit, cash and carry here, 
but second, I would not add honey to coffee if held at gunpoint. [smile]
Dan

6) From: jim gundlach
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Brett,
    Honey is often named for the plant that provided the nectar that  
the bees made the honey from.  Different plants result in different  
flavors.  I personally prefer Tulip Tree honey but I am fond of the  
alfalfa honey I grew up on.  I have never tried mesquite honey.
      Pecan Jim
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Brett,   Honey is often =
named for the plant that provided the nectar that the bees made the =
honey from.  Different plants result in different flavors.  I =
personally prefer Tulip Tree honey but I am fond of the alfalfa honey I =
grew up on.  I have never tried mesquite honey.
     Pecan = Jim  On Jan 6, 2007, at 12:38 PM, Brett Mason = wrote:

What = exactly is "used mesquite honey" ? = sounds something in the Kopi

Collie vein...

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7) From: jim gundlach
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Just so folks don't misunderstand, I never put honey in espresso.
     Pecan Jim
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Just so folks don't =
misunderstand, I never put honey in espresso.      Pecan =
Jim
On Jan 6, 2007, at 4:27 PM, jim gundlach =
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Brett,   Honey is often named for the plant that = provided the nectar that the bees made the honey from.  Different = plants result in different flavors.  I personally prefer Tulip Tree = honey but I am fond of the alfalfa honey I grew up on.  I have never = tried mesquite honey.
     Pecan = Jim  On Jan 6, 2007, at 12:38 PM, Brett Mason = wrote:
What exactly is "used = mesquite honey" ?  sounds = something in the KopiCollie = vein... = = --Apple-Mail-2-837006617--

8) From: Dan Mouer
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I certainly have enjoyed a shot of Irish whiskey with some espreso in =
the past, and a twist of lemon works nicely; however, anytime I catch a =
whiff of coffee and cinnamon together, I find myself checking the bottom =
of my shoes to see if I stepped in something...
Dan M

9) From: Heat + Beans --all the rest is commentary
I am way too pure to adulterate.  I would never flavor coffee.  Decaf, on
the other hand, sometimes benefits from a little help.
My House Dessert Cappa:
double Donkey shot; full squirt of Davinci Splenda cinnamon; generous
sprinkles of Penzy's Vietnamese cinnamon and chocolate; 3 oz micro foam
(50-50 non- and 1%) ----steamed separately for each drink, only enough
medium foam for a small dollop in the center of the cup.
On 1/6/07, The Scarlet Wombat  wrote:
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Martin
Heat + Beans
    all the rest is commentary


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