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Topic: Homeroast Digest, Vol 6, Issue 17 (2 msgs / 52 lines)
1) From: sci
Ken,
If 'spro doesn't put wind in your sails, don't sweat it. No respect lost
here. I understand your experience through my friends. None of them likes or
cares for espresso unless it is submerged in 10 oz of milk.
I drink straight espresso and love it, but I know hardly anybody else that
does. I have actually gone to a local coffee shop and ordered a double shot
and was asked at the counter if I was sure that was what I wanted. Not
offended, but amused. Hardly anybody orders straight 'spro. Not to belabor,
but I went to a shop with 10 of my students for a gathering. I always order
double spro. Most of them had never seen anybody drink it straight. In fact,
I know only one person. Maybe it's where I live, not coffee culture central:
NC. People gag when they try a little sip. Granted, it's potent stuff.
Granted *$ spro isn't worth much.
I think the problem is this: great 'spro is hard to make correctly, even at
a shop with the right equipment. So, people rarely get an opportunity to get
a really nice shot. I stopped making it at home so I get it when I go out
now. It is too much fuss at home for just myself since nobody else drinks it
here.
FWIW,
Ivan
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2) From: Sandy Andina
Where in NC?  The Research Triangle area is definitely on, if not  
actually ahead of, the curve:  Counter Culture Coffee Roasters in Cary  
(Containment Area for Relocated Yankees), and Pheasant Creek  
Coffeehouse in nearby Apex, which brews CCC's Toscana Blend on a PID'd  
LaMarzocco.
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