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Topic: cafe crema at last (5 msgs / 187 lines)
1) From: Zara Haimo
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Years ago when I worked in Switzerland, a coffee wagon came through our =
offices 2X times a day and served the most wonderful coffee with a rich =
mouth feel and a layer of crema on top - much more body than the thin =
stuff in American offices.  I always wanted to duplicate this coffee at =
home, but never could with store bought beans and a drip machine.
Fast forward to a couple of years ago when Wandering John brought his =
superauto to the first PNWG.  He pressed a button and produced cup after =
cup of perfect cafe cremas.  There were some arguments at the PNWG about =
whether he could pull an acceptable shot of espresso on that machine, =
but the cremas were a hit.  I had a Krups Gusto at the time and figured =
out how to trick it into making cremas instead of espresso shots by =
using a coarser grind and/or looser tamp so more water would go through, =
but the boiler was too small to make more than a small cup at a time.  =
When I upgraded to a Giotto, I was too busy pulling great shots and =
forgot about cremas.  Recently, I decided to experiment and see what I =
would get with a HX machine - what a revelation, I get fantastic cups of =
cafe crema using the same grind/tamp tricks I used on the Gusto, but the =
HX lets me pull a full cup (actually about 5 ounces).  I get a good head =
of crema on top and the rich mouth feel I remember from Switzerland, =
and, of course, I'm using homeroast.

2) From: Sandra Andina
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On my Livia, I grind a tad coarser (almost for paper filter drip) and  
let 5 oz. run through for cafe creme.  A whole different mouthfeel  
than the same size Americano.  The Senseo, which claims to make cafe  
creme, doesn't.
On Feb 7, 2007, at 6:00 PM, Zara Haimo wrote:
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Sandra Andina
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On my Livia, I grind a tad =
coarser (almost for paper filter drip) and let 5 oz. run through for =
cafe creme.  A whole different mouthfeel than the same size =
Americano.  The Senseo, which claims to make cafe creme, =
doesn't.
On Feb 7, 2007, at 6:00 PM, Zara Haimo =
wrote:
Years ago when I worked = in Switzerland, a coffee wagon came through our offices 2X times a day = and served the most wonderful coffee with a rich mouth feel and a layer = of crema on top - much more body than the thin stuff in American = offices.  I always wanted to duplicate this coffee at home, but never = could with store bought beans and a drip = machine.  = Sandra = Andinawww.sandyandina.com

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3) From: an iconoclast
On 2/7/07, Zara Haimo  wrote:
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Yesterday, my husband and I were wandering around Macy's coffee equipment
area.  He mentioned that once our Krups Moka Brews are kaput, we might need
to get an espresso machine and make Americanos to get a decent cup of
coffee.  I mentioned the cost of a better grinder than my Capresso Infinity,
never mind the cost of the espresso machine itself.  I rapidly changed the
subject and will be sending off my KMB to The Dalles to see if it can be
fixed.  But....I guess I better start paying attention to the espresso
threads.
I got a new customer this week and she order 1.5 lbs after luring her in
with a free half pound.  She even mentioned my coffee to the barista who
runs the coffee cart at our clinic. The barista wondered if I could roast a
large enough quantity for her cart.  Maybe a drum roaster is in order.  Too
bad all this doesn't pay as much as my job as an RN...but my it's worth a
thought.
Take care,
Ann
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4) From: Leo Zick
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Whuts a cafecrema?
From: an iconoclast [mailto:an.iconoclast] 
Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 8:18 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +cafe crema at last
On 2/7/07, Zara Haimo  wrote:
When I upgraded to a Giotto, I was too busy pulling great shots and forgot
about cremas.  Recently, I decided to experiment and see what I would get
with a HX machine - what a revelation, I get fantastic cups of cafe crema
using the same grind/tamp tricks I used on the Gusto, but the HX lets me
pull a full cup (actually about 5 ounces).  I get a good head of crema on
top and the rich mouth feel I remember from Switzerland, and, of course, I'm
using homeroast.
Yesterday, my husband and I were wandering around Macy's coffee equipment
area.  He mentioned that once our Krups Moka Brews are kaput, we might need
to get an espresso machine and make Americanos to get a decent cup of
coffee.  I mentioned the cost of a better grinder than my Capresso Infinity,
never mind the cost of the espresso machine itself.  I rapidly changed the
subject and will be sending off my KMB to The Dalles to see if it can be
fixed.  But....I guess I better start paying attention to the espresso
threads.  
I got a new customer this week and she order 1.5 lbs after luring her in
with a free half pound.  She even mentioned my coffee to the barista who
runs the coffee cart at our clinic. The barista wondered if I could roast a
large enough quantity for her cart.  Maybe a drum roaster is in order.  Too
bad all this doesn't pay as much as my job as an RN...but my it's worth a
thought. 
Take care,
Ann
 
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5) From: Floyd Lozano
bigger dogbowls!
-F
On 2/9/07, an iconoclast  wrote:
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