Even More on Espresso Coffee

If you’ve been practicing making home espresso following the Golden Rules (see Absolute Espresso) then you’re ready for greater detail about each step along the path.  There is a flow to what you’re doing and by paying attention to small details each step of the way, you will improve your final outcome.  Once you begin to do these steps automatically without second thought, you will have reached a new level of expertise.  Time and...

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More About Your Espresso Coffee

We were giving away short espressos to promote the opening of our espresso bar and roastery back in the late 80’s and quite honestly, there were no takers.  People still weren’t too sure what espresso was.  After all wasn’t it really thick, strong and bitter?  A solid ‘No Thanks’ and then a distinct recoil factor ensued and as we tried to entice customers into this murky new territory. Meanwhile the Italians were busy dropping into...

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Absolute Espresso Coffee Beans

While we can thank the Italians for crystallizing the mechanics of making espresso, the whole world has been making a ritual of coffee for hundreds of years.   You and I are fortunate to live in an era where the marriage of taste and technology coupled with the desire to learn and improve skill level can only lead to a whole new kind of espresso fanaticism.   You can remain unapologetic about this need to rise to a higher quality...

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