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    How do you make a long black?

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    Just wondering how a long black is constituted? Is it not formed using an espresso shot? Cant find this on the web anywhere.. Also, is there no standard for a 50/50 espresso/milk combination? Im really enjoying this mix at home.

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    Re: How do you make a long black?

    Im not a long black drinker and I dont make them for a living, but Im fairly sure they are a single or double shot of espresso poured onto a designated amount of hot water. Not sure of the preferred water ratios.
    Ive heard of cafes serving an espresso and a small jug of hot water on the side as a long black.

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    Re: How do you make a long black?

    I serve it how Chris taught me, doppio espresso on water.
    I add a touch of cold water to the hot to not burn the espresso...might be wrong?

    I think Icoco serve it with water on the side.


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    Re: How do you make a long black?

    Quote Originally Posted by takeaim link=1153804706/0#2 date=1153814282
    I serve it how Chris taught me, doppio espresso on water.
    I add a touch of cold water to the hot to not burn the espresso...might be wrong?

    I think Icoco serve it with water on the side.
    Hey thanks for the plug Andreas. The lungo sounds great to me ;). How goes the coffee? I must pop in soon...

    Chris

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    Re: How do you make a long black?

    Hi
    i always make them with a double ristretto over hot water.

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    Re: How do you make a long black?

    Thanks guys, I shall have to give it a try.. Do you pull the shot straight into the water? And just off boiling is okay? Will experiment and report back.

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    Re: How do you make a long black?

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    Quote Originally Posted by takeaim link=1153804706/0#2 date=1153814282
    I serve it how Chris taught me, doppio espresso on water.
    I add a touch of cold water to the hot to not burn the espresso...might be wrong?
    Thats how I do it - Chad Moss (SA state champion barista a couple of years ago) taught me. A dash of cold water is necessary if the cups or the water are too hot. I get a feel after Ive added the hot water - watch for the amount of steam. If the water is too hot, the espresso will burn as its added to the water.



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