Yup! Its wonderfully smooth stuff!Originally Posted by stratford link=1141872695/0#0 date=1141872695
Realize that youd have to drink almost 3 cups of the CP (6oz cups mixed 1:6) to use the same amount of coffee beans as you would for one double shot of espresso. From one pound of beans I get 64ozs of CP concentrate. Thats 64 6oz cups of coffee as compared to the roughly 23 double espressos youd get from the same amount of beans.It doesnt give you a buzz the way espresso coffee does; it is more a coffee for relaxing with...but I was taken by the intense coffee flavour and aroma. Basically, the coffee tastes as it smells!
The only down side is that you use quite a bit of ground coffee to make a carafe, but the coffee is excellent...
CP is still to this day the only coffee Ive found that tastes like the roasted beans smell. A wonderful selling point for it.
If you havent yet tried it try making a drink using milk (I only use Whole milk, anything else is just water with some white dye tossed in :D) instead of water with just a touch of sugar. Uuuummmm.....nummy! A Java milkshake!
I tend to be a member of the club that believes that lighter roasted beans yield a better tasting espresso. CP however is one case where Ive found that a darker roast works quite nicely. Blends as well as SOs work very nicely for making CP.
Ill be roasting up 3kg of beans here later tonight for a batch of CP. It will most likely be a blend of some Nicaraguan and Tanzanian with maybe a touch of some Yirggy thrown in. I rarely make the same SO/Blend twice. As with my espressos I like to play the field and am always bringing in new SOs and trying new blend combinations.
Anyhoot, welcome to the wonderful world of CP!
Java "CP, the other coffee!" phile