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Coffee shot

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:36 pm
by Steve
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 ?

Re: Coffee shot

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:29 am
by dr.chris
What do you define as a 'coffee shot'?

Re: Coffee shot

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:34 pm
by Steve

Re: Coffee shot

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:53 pm
by GreenBean
If I had a Mahlk├Ânig EK43 lying around I would give it a try :wink:

Re: Coffee shot

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:08 pm
by CakeBoy
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.

Re: Coffee shot

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:30 pm
by Steve
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

Re: Coffee shot

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:41 pm
by bruceb
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.

Re: Coffee shot

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:54 am
by dr.chris
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.

Re: Coffee shot

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:26 pm
by Steve
I'm with you Dr, I'm with you

Re: Coffee shot

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:45 am
by CGP
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.

Re: Coffee shot

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:20 am
by Steve
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.

good to see you on here CGP (for those who don't know this is @HasBeanChris on twitter)

Re: Coffee shot

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:02 am
by CakeBoy
Hey, welcome to the party Chris :)

Re: Coffee shot

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:27 am
by CGP
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!

Re: Coffee shot

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:56 am
by GreenBean
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:

Re: Coffee shot

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:43 pm
by CakeBoy
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