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  • What size is a Piccolo???

    The Piccolo has become my fovourite dirnk, I discovered it at Di Bella in Brisbane and found it to be the right size for me. Its about a 75ml glass. I have since had it at various coffee shops in various sizes, from a half filled 8oz takeaway cup to a full 8oz glass.

    My question is "What size is the Piccolo suppose to pucking be?"

    (been reading about puck art) ;D

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    Re: What size is a Piccolo???

    Its possible everyone will have a different answer, but I think generally 80-100 mls.

    I too love Piccolos. Just be careful when ordering them, some places seem to mistake piccolo latte for soy latte; it must be my thick aussie accent. ;D

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    • #3
      Re: What size is a Piccolo???

      Thanks ACog
      That was my thoughts too

      My understanding it that Piccolo is Italian for small.
      Not sure how you would misunderstand piccolo for soy :-?

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      • #4
        Re: What size is a Piccolo???

        I find if you order a "small latte" however, they tend to give you a normal latte, as opposed to a starbucks 5 gallon latte.

        Ordering in a language I dont speak somehow conveys the fact I want a SMALL latte.

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        • #5
          Re: What size is a Piccolo???

          Excerpt from The Coffeehouse Dictionary
          http://72.14.235.132/search?q=cache:1bqikPdmoCoJ:www.geocities.com/connorbd/coffee/coffeewords.html+meaning+coffee+term+%22piccolo%22 &cd=6&hl=en&ct=clnk

          Size -- Coffee house sizes are a world unto themselves. The three that would probably be most frequently understood would be short (Italian piccolo), tall (alto), and grande; these usually, though not always, correspond to small, medium and large. At Starbucks, these sizes are eight, twelve and sixteen ounces; there is also a twenty-ounce size called the Venti, which is the Italian word for twenty

          KK

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          • #6
            Re: What size is a Piccolo???

            I like to work on about 1 part espresso to 1-2 parts milk. So if its a single shot, 60-90mls or so. Double, 120... etc

            Most of the places I have asked for it (and not had to explain what I wanted) I have received a largish shot glass (prob about 75mls like you got at DiBella. It really depends on where you get it from though. Once I remember getting a small latte glass with a metal handle.

            More recently Ive been drinking strong fws instead because I can get a few shots and have it last more than 2 sips.

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            • #7
              Re: What size is a Piccolo???

              Originally posted by 417872727E7D7E5D70656574110 link=1239136576/5#5 date=1240532119
              Double, 120... etc
              Thats the range I work to as well... 8-)

              Too much milk and flavour intensity starts to dwindle a little too much for me.

              Mal.

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              • #8
                Re: What size is a Piccolo???

                Order a picolo in perth and youre more likely to get around 120mls. Me, i go for 90

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                • #9
                  Re: What size is a Piccolo???

                  Oops... :-[

                  I misread your post "PL"... I was referring to a Piccolo based on a Double with an all-up volume of around 120ml and maybe up to a max of 150ml for a roast with "bite"...

                  Mal.

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                  • #10
                    Re: What size is a Piccolo???

                    No, thats what I meant too Mal, and I totally agree about the milk taking over sometimes.

                    My ratio thing was based on a std shot of say 30mls... Plus between 30 and 60 mls of milk (1:1-2)

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                    • #11
                      Re: What size is a Piccolo???

                      Originally posted by 172E2424282B280B26333322470 link=1239136576/9#9 date=1240632742
                      No, thats what I meant too Mal, and I totally agree about the milk taking over sometimes.

                      My ratio thing was based on a std shot of say 30mls... Plus between 30 and 60 mls of milk (1:1-2)
                      Ahh, excellent.... 8-)

                      While I do enjoy strong-ish milk coffee drinks, I cant really take to mixing proportions that result in the milk being more than 150% of the original shot volume... Even the pure Robusta S.O. I had a go at earlier today. Milks nice, in small doses

                      Mal.

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                      • #12
                        Re: What size is a Piccolo???

                        Agreed Mal

                        To much milk sits in my stomach to heavily, hence the piccolo.

                        Thanks for the input guys
                        BTW this site is fantastic ;D

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                        • #13
                          Re: What size is a Piccolo???

                          I purchased some 50ml ACF cups today for ristrettos, short machs and piccolo lattes. I pull a double ristretto 20ml and top up with milk it makes a lovely rich drink without the milk drowning out the coffee. Bewdifulll!!

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                          • #14
                            Re: What size is a Piccolo???

                            My ratio thing was based on a std shot of say 30mls... Plus between 30 and 60 mls of milk (1:1-2)

                            Just used this ratio but my double shot (18gms) was in 30ml and added 60ml milk, fantastic

                            Chris

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                            • #15
                              Re: What size is a Piccolo???

                              Steaming 60ml of milk in even a 300ml jug is going to be a challenge. anyone know if a 150ml jug is available?

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