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Topic: stir espresso? (12 msgs / 220 lines)
1) From: james McDougal
Anybody stir espresso after making it? Or do you just enjoy the changing
taste as you sip down through the shot?
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2) From: miKe mcKoffee
Sometimes stir, usually don't. Usually don't take the time!
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3) From: Derek Bradford
It's never even occurred to me to stir.  I'll have to try that today.
On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 8:38 AM, james McDougal wrote:
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4) From: Alchemist John
I always swirl gently, but have never stirred.  Half the enjoyment 
for me is the crema, and stirring would diminish that.  And I don't 
sip.  I don't think I have ever had an espresso last more than 1 minute.
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5) From: Eric Faust
I definitely stir my espresso. It is something that developed for me out of
judging barista competitions. They always trained us to run a spoon back and
forth through it to judge the crema and then mix the flavors in the
espresso. I am interested in knowing if anyone has an scientific reason for
stirring their espresso.
Eric Faust
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6) From: Les
I follow the same as Alchemist.  However sometimes I will toss the
shot down!  A nice blast of coffee flavor is something that can be
enjoyed on a limited basis.
Les
On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 5:16 AM, Alchemist John
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7) From: Allon Stern
On Jan 21, 2009, at 12:06 PM, Les wrote:
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I usually explosively slurp mine, to coat the palate and maximize the  
flavor burst.
Don't stir.
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8) From: Barry Luterman
I don't stir and try to make it last but unfortunately, I never can.
On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 7:19 AM, Allon Stern  wrote:
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9) From: raymanowen
"A nice blast of coffee flavor is something that can be
enjoyed on a limited basis."
That's my problem, Les!
With the advent of the BUFF grinder, there's nothing downstairs to stir up.
Sometimes, the crema doesn't start settling out until half the shot is
brewed in the little glass cup.
Quite a show, but I don't brew espresso to just watch- or slam...
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On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 10:06 AM, Les  wrote:
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10) From: miKe mcKoffee
Agreed a shot (doppio in my case) seldom lasts a minute. A sip, another sip,
MAYBE a third sip then toss the rest back. Then enjoy the taste linger for a
hour or two. Just tossed back a quite scrumptious Delirium doppio after
getting home from 7 hours at Paradise Café then 3&1/2 hour roast session
over at USRC's new home on St Johns. (Moved it Sunday)
The REAL question is: do you lick the demitasse clean?-)
PS FWIW: Thought I'd ground a bit tight, flow started very slow. Threw out
the time parameters and pulled by color and volume out to 35sec ~2.25. One
sip confirmed way not a sinker... Now granted had the grind been a tad
coarser or possibly dose a tad lighter for ~28sec might have had a bit more
definition, but man it hit the spot after a long day and was in no way
muddled...
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11) From: Allon Stern
On Jan 21, 2009, at 8:27 PM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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If it's a really good shot, heck yeah!
Crema-lickin' good.
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12) From: Mike Koenig
Could be that the beginning of the shot has more sugars, and other
dissolved compounds, and is therefore more dense,  so it will sit in
the bottom of the cup.
--mike
On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 6:37 AM, Eric Faust  wrote:
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