|I can almost imagine it happening...
||[Sep. 28th, 2009|08:20 am]
I just had this scene play out in my head this morning.|
Espresso Fiend: "Well, I'm using the Rancilio Silvia espresso machine, widely accepted as the best in its price range. And I've been practicing my tamping, and I think I've got within 29-31 pounds of weight per tamp. I'm using a flat burr grinder with a powerful motor to get a solidly consistent grind. With fresh water in the Silvia, I extract water from the boiler to make sure that the water I'm using is fresh. And then, the beans, which I roasted 43 hours ago, are poured into the grinder, ground into the portafilter, tamped, and *VOILA*!
Espresso Fiend: "A perfect 2.1 ounce double shot of espresso extracted in precisely 24.8 seconds!"
Interested Observer: "I bet it tastes wonderful."
Espresso Fiend: (looking shocked) "Tastes? Who has time to drink this stuff?"