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  • It Shouldnt Happen to a Snob (aka Epic Fail)

    Last night, I pulled one of the nicest looking shots Ive ever had from the Domus. Reddish-tan crema, tiger stripes, perfect gloopy pour.

    Then realised it was the sink shot after a long backflush routine.

    Today, on the last 25g of beans in the hopper, and no chance to get any more for at least an hour and a half, I dosed very, very carefully, leveled, distributed and tamped with the utmost caution.

    Then watched as the double gushed into the cup in under 10 seconds.



    Whats happened to you lately?

  • #2
    Re: It Shouldnt Happen to a Snob (aka Epic Fail

    Heart breaker!!!

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    • #3
      Re: It Shouldnt Happen to a Snob (aka Epic Fail

      Oh, thats terrible Identity!

      I had a smiliar experience at 3am during an all-nighter on uni work; thought i had enough coffee to make a double shot but was just short so made a horrible shot (and gulped it down) and then went searching for instant (eww).

      Gonna buy 1kg today to get me through the last 1.5 weeks of uni!

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      • #4
        Re: It Shouldnt Happen to a Snob (aka Epic Fail

        It happens to all of us, usually if I am in a hurry or making several drinks and the dose and tamp is a bit off. a horrible gusher occurs and taste more like dishwater than velvety espresso.......I keep telling myself take your time and you will be rewarded!!

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        • #5
          Re: It Shouldnt Happen to a Snob (aka Epic Fail

          maybe next time consider a single pour?

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          • #6
            Re: It Shouldnt Happen to a Snob (aka Epic Fail

            I keep a small tupperware of dregs specifically for the sink shot after cleaning.
            I just put my level off grinds in there over the course of a few days and I have enough for a double.
            I recently made sure I labelled the container as my poor brother in law was visiting a while back and was up early one morning. He saw some pre-ground coffee and thought "Not the best option, but I can make a coffee without turning the grinder on and making too much noise".

            Interestingly enough, he said it was not the worst coffee he has had. Thats scary!

            I told him he can alwayd turn the grinder on. Worst case, Ill come staggering out and demand a coffee!

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            • #7
              Re: It Shouldnt Happen to a Snob (aka Epic Fail

              Hehe thats funny fatboy...funny because my husband insists on keeping those dregs (he reckons im wasting them if i throw them out) to make coffee with. I refuse to do so (im pretty stubborn) but hell use them and reckons they make a good coffee (i disagree!). Ground coffee sitting there for a few months...no thanks!

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              • #8
                Re: It Shouldnt Happen to a Snob (aka Epic Fail

                Originally posted by Sammy link=1195605790/0#6 date=1195696140
                Ground coffee sitting there for a few months...no thanks!
                Yep, thats a big yuck from me too :-)

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                • #9
                  Re: It Shouldnt Happen to a Snob (aka Epic Fail

                  I used to keep the leftovers for my sink shots as well but lately Ive been getting so good at dosing that I havent had any to save.

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                  • #10
                    Re: It Shouldnt Happen to a Snob (aka Epic Fail

                    Someday ill get there TG...
                    Actually, my dregs are mostly from running the grinder for a few seconds before grinding into the basket to get rid of the stale grounds sitting in the grinder from the previous day. Does anyone else do this? Am i being a bit over the top?

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                    • #11
                      Re: It Shouldnt Happen to a Snob (aka Epic Fail

                      i do that too, Sammy... i dump about 15 gr every morning!

                      L

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                      • #12
                        Re: It Shouldnt Happen to a Snob (aka Epic Fail

                        Originally posted by Sammy link=1195605790/0#9 date=1195794056
                        Someday ill get there TG...
                        Actually, my dregs are mostly from running the grinder for a few seconds before grinding into the basket to get rid of the stale grounds sitting in the grinder from the previous day.  Does anyone else do this? Am i being a bit over the top?
                        Usually, I am only loading and grinding enough for one double at a time.
                        When the grind is done, I sweep whatever is in the grinder chute into the doser before I load and brew. The Macap chute comes pretty clean with a pastry brush and the doser sweeps quite clean too.

                        If Im doing more volume (friends are over etc.) then I just load beans into the hopper and dump anything that I think is too old as I go.

                        Are you being over the top? Isnt that what being a snob is all about?

                        Brett.

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                        • #13
                          Re: It Shouldnt Happen to a Snob (aka Epic Fail

                          sounds like the Macap s chut is pretty easy to get at, FB... Ms Carimali has a very "secretive" chute, almost inaccessible from the doser... and then, there is the coffee under the burrs, so i find it easier to run her for 5 sec at the start of every session to clear her out...

                          and, totally by the way, it helps keeping the rubbish bin smelling like..... coffee!!

                          L

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                          • #14
                            Re: It Shouldnt Happen to a Snob (aka Epic Fail

                            Yep, the Macap is easy to sweep clean.
                            I can get the last few grounds from the chute with an artists brush before dosing.
                            2 seconds effort.

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