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Topic: Newbie hits jackpot (6 msgs / 107 lines)
1) From: alfred
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Thanks to the guidance on this forum as well as the many other excellent =
websites, I finally did a Schomer. 
I guess I must have packed and dosed perfectly and the water temp in the =
Giotto as well. Thick dark golden brown crema from start to finish. =
Looked like the pictures on Vivace. Just like morphing chromium
Then to top it all off, I steamed the milk perfectly for a delicious =
cappuccino. Even a little Latte art on top.
Now to learn the roasting skills

2) From: David Lewis
At 12:42 PM -0800 1/3/04, alfred wrote:
Heh, heh, heh... Can you imagine how boring it would be to be able to 
do that all the time?
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is 
nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

3) From: Ed Needham
Now to be able to do it again....

4) From: AlChemist John
Oh, but how did it taste?  I am glad for you.  I never could have made it 
into a cappuccino.  I would have had to see if the taste matched the 
Sometime around 12:42 1/3/2004, alfred typed:
John Nanci 
AlChemist at large
Zen Roasting and Blending by Gestalthttp://www.dreamsandbones.net/blog/

5) From: alfred
The taste of the cap was superb!

6) From: alfred
  The only thing that I did differently was the dosing and packing. I tried
to follow Schomer's packing instructions. I used exactly two level coffee
measures, leveled it with my fingers and then very lightly packed it evenly.
Then I gave it the 30 to 40 pound tamp  and then really polished that dude!
The creama oozed out from the very beginning and filled the shot glass.

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