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  • Am I doin it right? (pic)

    Ive gotten my shots to a point at which I find them most definitely not undelicious. I was wondering, however if I could improve it. I think Im doing most everything right so heres a pic of my cup and perhaps one of you experts can see room for improvement. Its a fresh Ethiopian single origin.

    Pic -> http://tinyurl.com/6le7tv

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    Re: Am I doin it right? (pic)

    Nice looking coffee pingu - the cremas a bit broken up and a bit bubbly which could indicate that the coffee has been marginally over-extracted

    But it could also be that the coffee beans themselves are a bit past it. How many days post-roast are they? Also that patch of dark brown in the top right hand corner suggests that the coffee might be a bit burnt

    But really, all of this is academic. How does the coffee taste? Its whats in the cup and on the palate that really matters!

    Hope this helps

    Pat

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    • #3
      Re: Am I doin it right? (pic)

      I would drink it
      If fact I am going to go and make one now
      KK

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      • #4
        Re: Am I doin it right? (pic)

        That helps a lot, thanks.

        The beans are two days since roast apparently, I didnt know bubbles meant too much.

        It does taste great, I suppose I just want to be able to read crema a bit better and make sure Im not doing anything terribly wrong.

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        • #5
          Re: Am I doin it right? (pic)

          Looks pretty good really.
          If the beans are just 2 days post roast, then the bubbles are probably because it is still a little young.
          If the beans last a week, youll probably notice the crema settle down a bit.

          The dark brown in the corner might just be a shadow too.

          But if it tastes great, you know youre doing something right!

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          • #6
            Re: Am I doin it right? (pic)

            The general rule is to leave the roasted beans rest for min 2 to 5 days depending on the bean type
            Also to be consumed up to 20 and 30 days or staleness sets in

            As long as its a pleasure to drink? thats all that matters

            KK

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            • #7
              Re: Am I doin it right? (pic)

              Thanks, didnt know you had to rest beans either! Learning a bit, today.

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              • #8
                Re: Am I doin it right? (pic)

                Looks pretty decent to me.

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                • #9
                  Re: Am I doin it right? (pic)

                  Pingu,

                  Ethiopians sort of need roughly about a week to rest. As my second fav bean, I find that around about this time and maybe to a week and a half it brings out the best in them.

                  -Linda

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