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Default Making Good Espresso

Oh pshaw, on Wed 07 Nov 2007 07:33:59a, Dee.Dee meant to say...

> > wrote in message
>> On Nov 6, 10:11 pm, 33223 > wrote:
>>> Making Good Espresso
>>> The espresso machine has a metal filter basket filled with finely
>>> ground coffee which is called a shot. The espresso shot is then patted
>>> or tamped down to compress the grounds into a dense puck. The shot is
>>> locked under the brewer and then heated water is forced through the
>>> fine grounds. The pressure of the tamping and the filtered water,
>>> combined with how fine the coffee grinds are, will influence the
>>> quality of the final espresso beverage. A double shot of espresso
>>> should make 2 to 2.5 ounces of beverage in 20 to 25 seconds, and
>>> should be about 160 to 165 degrees in the cup. This is generally
>>> considered the recipe for a quality cup of espresso. An espresso
>>> machine also has a steam wand that is used to froth milk for milk-
>>> based espresso beverages like cappuccinos and lattes. Different
>>> machines will vary in style, price, features, speed, and consistency,
>>> and will produce different qualities of espresso and espresso
>>> beverages.

>> The only way to make good expresso is to directly to Italy. Anything
>> else just pales in comparison.
>> So, get on a plane and experience the real thing, It will enlighten
>> you.
>> travelbug

> You ought to post this at You will enjoy reading your
> responses.
> Dee Dee

You are a wicked person, Dee Dee.

Wayne Boatwright

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