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  • Shot glasses with mL markings

    Hi,

    Not sure where this one belongs, but I think this is the right spot, Im currently looking for a few of those shot glasses with the mL markings on the side, the only places Ive seen them were *cough cough* a GJ store when I worked out in Gungahlin, and in the Aldi machine review.

    Related to the above (and in general) is a shot complete when the crema is at the mark, crema/coffee half way between the mark, or the coffee is at the mark. (And then what about letting the crema settle?)

  • #2
    Re: Shot glasses with mL markings

    Coffee parts have the shot glasses youre looking for.

    As for when a shot is complete. There is endless debate about these types of questions. Even those going to lengths to try and install scales in the drip tray to weigh the shot rather than measure it. Youll never get a straight answer so go with what tastes best for you and be consistent with your methodology.

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    • #3
      Re: Shot glasses with mL markings

      hi mallie

      as acog said coffee parts sell them

      both of the glasses they sell are more suitable to use with a single spout
      using with a double spout can be abit tricky

      we sell the Rattleware double spout version , this is easier to use

      most good roasters or coffee specialists would probably carry them


      i time and measure the shot to the top of the crema, that way there is less fiddling around,
      you get an answer straight away
      i
      crema will usually settle about 5mm

      it is the taste in the cup that is more important than the specific measurement

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      • #4
        Re: Shot glasses with mL markings

        Thanks for the responses, yeah find the right speed, level that tastes good - thought Id just ask to see what the general consensus was.

        Is it good or bad when it "guinesses" (the guiness bubbles effect while a guiness settles.

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        • #5
          Re: Shot glasses with mL markings

          I picked up a Rattleware glass with markings from Cosmorex a while back.  Not sure if they still have them but they should have something similar.

          If youre interested in working out what the right volume roughly looks like then anything marked to about 5-10ml increments should do.  Taste is definitely the more important factor but its good to know roughly what to aim for volume wise.

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          • #6
            Re: Shot glasses with mL markings

            Ill see if Cosmorex have any when Im out there in the coming week or so, if its not on a web site - when Im looking it does not exist . So will be sure to ask while out there.

            I have some left over 120-140mL "cafe" glasses that were used to house lollies for our wedding favours which I once marked out to 60mL (double shots), but it washes off after a few washes and would be easier to have that permanent printed line to "aim" at - whether I need to be above/below it for my tamp/grind/machine/bean combo to get the right taste the general area would be nice to have.

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            • #7
              Re: Shot glasses with mL markings

              yes we do have them @ CosmoreX Coffee. They are on the shelves in front of the Diadema Junior Plus and Splendor semi commercial machines. There were 2 types last time I looked, the rattleware and one other type of which the name escapes me. I have to keep replacing mine because the staff keep taking them from my cupping area next to the roaster...

              Regdz,
              A.

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              • #8
                Re: Shot glasses with mL markings

                I find the 60ml graduated glass difficult to use with Double Shots I must say. Even with beans that are a couple of weeks old, I nearly always end up with crema overflowing the glass and getting lost in the drip tray. As a result, I have opted for a small 100ml graduated measuring jug that allows plenty of room for the crema during the pour and a much more accurate measurement of the espresso collected...

                Mal.

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                • #9
                  Re: Shot glasses with mL markings

                  Installing scales in a drip tray seems like overkill! I have a small digital scale that I put in a plastic bag when doing fluid measurements... Works great.

                  From all Ive read, the guiness effect is a positive sign.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Shot glasses with mL markings

                    Mallie,
                    I had the same problem once. My solution was to take black marker and make 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70 ml markings on one of my ordinary drinking glasses. Worked fine.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Shot glasses with mL markings

                      Tip for the above tip:

                      Put the glass on your benchtop,
                      hold the marker steady in one hand supported on bench,
                      push the glass up to the tip of the marker with the other hand and slowning spin the glass around.

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