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  • Long black or long black?

    So does a Long black have to have an espresso base to be called a Long black or is it just a long black or black coffee? For example if its run through a syphon, aeropress, pour-over etc?

    Or is it all just semantics? :-/


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    Re: Long black or long black?

    My opinion is that it doesnt need an espresso shot base.

    My wife would agree.

    Shes a long black drinker and now prefers those made with the Aeropress.

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    • #3
      Re: Long black or long black?

      I believe a long black has to be the espresso beverage. 3/4 filled cup of hot water in an ACF tulip with a double ristretto to double espresso extracted over the top. The ACF tulip with a narrow top keeps the crema together for longer.

      All other black coffees I prefer to call brewed or drip coffee. FWIW, I love drinking super amazing light roasted origins in Syphon. The most recent of those has been an El Salvador St Batres natural.

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      • #4
        Re: Long black or long black?

        Im not dogmatic about it but I have always considered a long black to be espresso based on a 1:3 ratio, as indicated by David. I think that the long black needs the concentration of the espresso base to open out with the extra water. A bit like high proof, single malt scotch with water. But like I said, Im not dogmatic about it if the flavour is there.

        S

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        • #5
          Re: Long black or long black?

          Originally posted by Wushoes - David S link=1220573741/0#2 date=1220840542
          FWIW, I love drinking super amazing light roasted origins in Syphon.
          Same - its a v.v.v. close second to espresso at the moment. Making some big breakthroughs in technique lately (for me anyway). Oh and I cant wait to goto Japan early 09 to pick up some goodies - the latest is the Hario Halogen Beam heater - delish.


          Yeah IMO Long blacks are espresso based.

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          • #6
            Re: Long black or long black?

            I agree that a long black is espresso-based - but...Im on the road and brought the hand-grinder and roasted beans, and Ive just had my first aeropress coffee. Have to admit its not that far from a long black in taste

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