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    short and sweet?

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    So Ive been attempting to perfect my shots since buying a silvia about two months ago. One thing Ive noticed is that the shots can be really quite sweet and tasty when I have got a much slower pour rate than is recommended. Even with a pour of about 30 ml, using a double shot basket, in 25 seconds seems to taste quite good. Strangely, if I make the grind a bit coarser so that I get the recommended 60ml in 23-30 seconds for a double shot, it doesnt taste as sweet.

    Why is this? Perhaps there is some other variable that Im not keeping constant??

    Id appreciate any thoughts.

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    Re: short and sweet?

    What you have stumbled upon is a ristretto.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ristretto


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    Re: short and sweet?

    Oh good, its not just me. Full flavour without any hint of bitterness and looks great with a naked p/f ;D

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    Re: short and sweet?

    Aaah, I had thought that ristrettos involved the same flow rate but only run for 15 seconds. But, it seems from your link that I can get roughly the same result by same time, slower flow rate.

    Interesting.

    Thanks!

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    Re: short and sweet?

    Youll start the "what really is a ristretto" argument all over again now.



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