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Topic: Horrid Espresso (19 msgs / 375 lines)
1) From: Dennis Parham
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2) From: miKe mcKoffee
Would you like your, uh, espresso, topped with guacamole and sour cream? It
would probably taste better!
Personally I hope the, uh, espresso was refused. I certainly would not have
let it touch my lips or pay for it.
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3) From: Rich
Hey, its a fast food joint, what do you expect?
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4) From: Paul Helbert
HA! Reminds me: My wife and I make our first judgments of Italian
restaurants from the quality of the eggplant parmigiana and the bread. Back
in my raft guiding days I once ordered the eggplant in a place in Kingwood ,
WV. It was awful...freezer burn and all! When I commented on it, my friends
asked me, "Well, why did you order that in the middle of WV?"
On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 10:31 PM, Rich  wrote:
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Turns out there was a substantial Italian community in the region, but I
didn't know that.
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5) From: Dennis Parham
hehe well sadly enough... the food is not really fast food.. its  
cooked to order! but they are very fast and it has an open cabana to  
sit at or walk up window you order from... food excellent.. espresso  
HORRID! lol Im sure glad I had the food first! lol
D
On Mar 29, 2008, at 10:41 PM, Paul Helbert wrote:
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6) From: Floyd Lozano
He was probably just checking to make sure he didn't accidentally
empty them out after the last shots he made.  You can probably get
brown stuff out of there 3 or four times before you have to chuck 'em!
-F
On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 10:45 PM, Dennis Parham  wrote:
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7) From: raymanowen
"...probably get brown stuff out of there 3 or four times before..."
And for the visually impaired, it would taste like brown stuff, too.
-ro
On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 9:48 PM, Floyd Lozano  wrote:
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8) From: Dennis Parham
yup.. I BTE that is what they do!  you'd think they would know  
coffee!!  after all he wis from central America! I cannot remember  
where he said he was from.. maybe Puerto Rico... but still! a country  
with 9-% of their economy based on coffee! but maybe they know a  
secret on how to make it last ;-) kinda like starchucks! hahaha Im SO  
surprised.. we have a very large portion of population from the  
central Americas and all of them drink prepackaged coffee! HOE IS THIS  
POSSIBLE?? they can make some very good food and most is fresh well  
where I go at least.. not like McDonalds US people! heck Orange juice  
nad even pure fresh pressed cane juice into your cup! but then when it  
comes to their number one export!! CRAP!
Dennis Parham
PS. I will watch more carefully ad see iff they Do make multiple shots  
from same grounds! OMG!
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9) From: Paul Helbert
How is this possible?
Many immigrants (I'm sure my ancestors were included in this generalization)
arrive in their new country ready to work but without great wealth. That
they were ready to risk uprooting and relocation to a new land speaks
volumes of conditions in their homeland. Probably coffee, certainly really
good coffee, would have been a luxury in the old country. Taste is an
acquired taste. Very likely that horrible coffee is reminiscent of flavors
remembered from home. (I had a hard time finding good coffee in Guatemala.
Locals told me, "The best is exported, leaving only the dregs for us.")
How is this possible? It's economic.
How is this possible?It's social.
How is this possible?It' comfort food.
On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 11:40 AM, Dennis Parham  wrote:
yup.. I BTE that is what they do!  you'd think they would know
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10) From: Alchemist John
I DID see this once at a shop.  The customer (not me) ask for a 
double, so they pulled it twice. ACK!
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11) From: Tom Ulmer
Early on in my espresso journey I'd pull the lever twice for more volume and
thought it was the best stuff I ever tasted..

12) From: Alchemist John
Except this was a single basket and the pulls were minutes 
apart.  Nearly pure white the 2nd pull.
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13) From: Dennis Parham
OMG!!!
On Mar 30, 2008, at 2:12 PM, Alchemist John  
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14) From: Gary Foster
Eww... I think I just threw up a little in my mouth...
I had an Americano at a shop in San Francisco once (not one of the
better known ones) where they simply packed a double basket
portafilter and turned on the switch.  They let it run until the cup
was completely full (it was a large latte-sized cup).
It wasn't even a lungo... it was... well I'm not sure what to call it
but it was horrid.  I refused to pay for it and they absolutely
couldn't understand why I was complaining.
-- Gary F.
On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 11:19 AM, Dennis Parham  wrote:
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15) From: John Despres
This gets funnier and funnier. ROTFLMAO
If it weren't true, it wouldn't be nearly as funny. All the more =
humorous to me as I struggle my way along the espresso route... I'm =
barely on the entrance ramp in a car that won't make it to speed as I =
hit the expressway, but I'm driving nonetheless.
John
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16) From: Sandy Andina
I notice that most of the time when I order a double espresso in a  
restaurant it's either a long thin pull or an Americano (IF even that  
strong).
On Mar 30, 2008, at 12:40 PM, Alchemist John wrote:
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17) From: Dennis Parham
Yeah its crazy!!! No wonder how most people here grow a taste for  
folders or hate coffee!!! They drink it soley Gor the high!!! Sheesh!!
On Mar 30, 2008, at 3:48 PM, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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18) From: kevin creason
On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 5:03 PM, Dennis Parham  wrote:
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that's hard up. That's like drinking paper but more cardboard like.
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Gor? don't bring out internet inventing global-warming-mongering ex-veep
into this. Like we need another OT discussion on Al or whether or not it is
cows or humans that are creating a real or imagined global warming. Let it
lie.
I did a 20oz roast of El Sal Orange Bourbon in the RK for a throwdown
brewmanship later this week... but I screwed up. It's the tiniest roast I've
attempted in the RK. When 1st crack was rolling good (but had a few pauses)
I dropped the burner level to low and opened to the top to slow down the
temps so I could prevent a rolling 2nd. But I think I stalled 1st out. After
temps dropped down to <440 (measuring temps in the grill, not the beans--
it's an RK) I closed it back up and raised temps again as the cracks were
stopping. Soon they started cracking again (within about :45 or minute) and
I pulled and dumped.
Once the chaff was out of my eyes, I saw it was really uneven-- it wasn't
all even city. So I poured them back in the drum and fired it back up. In
about two minutes it was back to cracking and it really was into 2nd so I
pulled and dumped and it looks like I wanted. Just a really long pause and
cool down....
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19) From: Dennis Parham
yup....  just like here... McDonalds and starbugs is what has been  
pushed on everyone and most people have nothing to compare it with..  
accept maybe folgers or Sanka.. "good to the last drop"  I too have  
some friends here from Guatemala who i have introduced fresh roast to  
and they were stunned at how great is really is!! wow hu? I guess the  
education we give will continue... so in essence.. that is why all of  
OUR good cars are imports also??  similar situation.. the good stuff  
is exported.. lol ( Ill wait for the fireworks... lol)
D
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