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Coffee shot

Postby Steve » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:36 pm

So "shots" have been around since Matt P did it in the Melbourne WBC, and I've heard of coffee folks enjoying them, but I have yet to have one I have enjoyed, are you one of the special few ?
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Re: Coffee shot

Postby dr.chris » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:29 am

What do you define as a 'coffee shot'?
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Re: Coffee shot

Postby Steve » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:34 pm

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Re: Coffee shot

Postby GreenBean » Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:53 pm

If I had a Mahlkönig EK43 lying around I would give it a try :wink:
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Re: Coffee shot

Postby CakeBoy » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:08 pm

It just makes me want to run, but I am a real espresso fiend. If I want long and black, it's usually a pour over. Would love to try an expertly produced one though.
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Re: Coffee shot

Postby Steve » Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:30 pm

You can do them without the EK 43, but I know what you mean. I'd prefer to use them for spice grinding.

Thats my point Mark I'd rather have a chemex than a badly pulled espresso, but theres some people who really love them
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Re: Coffee shot

Postby bruceb » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:41 pm

I did this for a guest last weekend. He liked it, but when I tried it I thought it was terrible. Everyone to their own, I guess.
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Re: Coffee shot

Postby dr.chris » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:54 am

OK read the details now. Sounds like what happens on rare occasions when you forget to switch off the espresso machine on time and you end up with a large cup full of weak espresso and sourness.

I am sure in the right hands it might be interesting

But personally I'd rather use my expensive espresso machine for making sweet (and if I am lucky amazing) espresso with lovely artisan coffee beans and my considerably cheaper presspot (and cheap, nothing special but reliable supermarket beans) for making mugs of black caffinated joy.
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Re: Coffee shot

Postby Steve » Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:26 pm

I'm with you Dr, I'm with you
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Re: Coffee shot

Postby CGP » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:45 am

I've only ever had 1 but it was from Maxwell at Colonna & Smalls so y'know, rather well made :wink:

A lot like an americano but with the body turned up, interesting for sure but not something I'd seek out to try again. If you're anywhere near Bath get yourself to C&S to give one a try, I don't think they're actually on the menu but am sure if you ask nicely one could appear just for you.
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Re: Coffee shot

Postby Steve » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:20 am

It reminds me of the one that didn't make me sick was at St Ali in Melbourne the day after Matt had done it in the WBC.

But it could have been the euphoria of being in Melbourne and the delicious eggs, but even then it was average.

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Re: Coffee shot

Postby CakeBoy » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:02 am

Hey, welcome to the party Chris :)
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Re: Coffee shot

Postby CGP » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:27 am

CakeBoy wrote:Hey, welcome to the party Chris :)

Thank you kindly! I'm not really sure what's going on but will work it out eventually!
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Re: Coffee shot

Postby GreenBean » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:56 am

CGP wrote:
CakeBoy wrote:Hey, welcome to the party Chris :)

Thank you kindly! I'm not really sure what's going on but will work it out eventually!

Welcome to TMC, Chris :D None of us have any idea what is going on so you will fit right in :wink:
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Re: Coffee shot

Postby CakeBoy » Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:43 pm

CGP wrote:
CakeBoy wrote:Hey, welcome to the party Chris :)

Thank you kindly! I'm not really sure what's going on but will work it out eventually!


Me neither mate. Cider helps! :P
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