Good afternoon Reiss,
This is really nice of you but it’s really not on you.
Also I’m looking for fully white ancap cups (I’m kind of a purist).
But this email for an even more important thing: I just shot my first espresso! Oh.. god..
I guess I saw so many YouTube videos on this that it was almost right at the first one.
I shot a Guatemala coffee from a roaster named Coutume (which has renowned coffee shops in Paris) and it was really good.
And of course I didn’t play with the other shower cap yet nor the digital pre-infusion.
Thank you for this wonderful (and absolutely beautiful) machine.
Also as a side note from a wood lover: I am really happy to see that you let all the wood parts naked, ready for me to oil and wax them as it should be ;)
Have a nice day.
An affogato is one of the great summer treats, but if you pour a long shot over the ice cream you end up with a gloopy puddle of sweet melted coffee mush that is more reminiscent of the spring thaw
Pull an 18g ristreeto of perhaps just 12-15g brew weight directly onto the ice cream and i think you will be pleasantly surprised
Because you have a pile of ice cream you dont have to worry about the short shot being too intense, instead it prevents the ice cream from melting and keeps the espresso as a short dense flavour that balances and compliments the creamy sweetness of the ice cream
In this image i have pulled a shot of 18g over a medium sized ball of ice cream and that is too much, or at least an absolute upper limit; i think 12g would be ideal
use a high quality freshly purchased vanilla ice cream, or possibly one with walnuts or pecans also works well with the espresso
As always, please dont struggle in silence
Watch the instalation video and if anything seems unclear please contact me before embarking - we can easily connect for free with HD video thanks to Facetime or WhatsApp
In particular i am thinking of the owners of the early LR that do not have the blue and orange relay - the installation procedure differs for these machines slightly and is not shown in the video - i fully expect you to need my input
This coffee arrived this morning from Coffee Supreme
It is their Indonesian Mt Raung and being roasted yesterday it photographs well, but the taste will not be at its optimum until the end of this week when the carbon dioxide has gassed off a bit
I would strongly encourage you to try it; there is none of the decaying jungle floor tastes that can sometimes appear in Indonesian coffees, this is a very clean taste and because the acidity is present but soft you can let it flow a bit quicker than you might for a brighter, more acidic roast
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