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    What temperature water are you meant to use for long blacks? Boiling/straight out of the boiler? The sunbeam em6910 dispenses ~65 deg water out of the tap.

    Personally I like mine to be less hot so I dont scald my lips when I put it to my mouth...

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    Re: Temperature of a long black

    Quote Originally Posted by 13170B01090E0B0C05620 link=1313114348/0#0 date=1313114348
    What temperature water are you meant to use for long blacks?
    About the same temp as espresso 91 -93o but it depends on your tastes. Two options:
    (1) pour the water into the cup first, let it stand for a little while then pour the shot into the water.

    (2) Heat the water in the kettle rather than use the hot water tap. You can usually hear the kettle approaching boiling temp: the sound lowers in tone and volume. Switch it off before you hear it start bubbling or pour the water and let it sit. As per option (1), I prefer to pour the shot into the cup of hot water rather than adding water to the shot.

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    Re: Temperature of a long black

    Thanks. Any reason why sunbeam would set the hot water tap to only dispense at about 65?

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    Re: Temperature of a long black

    65o is the temp of textured milk.

    Actually, come to think of it, I think my original advice of 91-93o might be a bit too hot. It is close to scalding hot so you would need to let it cool before drinking

    But it is too your taste.

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    Re: Temperature of a long black

    Quote Originally Posted by 757F6A7D7D726660130 link=1313114348/3#3 date=1313119114
    65o is the temp of textured milk.

    Actually, come to think of it, I think my original advice of 91-93o might be a bit too hot. It is close to scalding hot so you would need to let it cool before drinking

    But it is too your taste.
    The water from our LM comes out at over 100 degrees. Pour that into a room temp cup and it quickly (around 45 seconds) is down to 82-83 degrees. Thats when we pour our espresso.

    Quote Originally Posted by 757F6A7D7D726660130 link=1313114348/3#3 date=1313119114
    But it is too your taste.
    Yep.


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    Re: Temperature of a long black

    The reason why I ask is I have been reading the Barista Venting thread (Very amusing btw), and saw comments about customers requesting extra hot long blacks... By this I gather that the hot water should be close to boiling before you put the shots in it...

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    Re: Temperature of a long black

    Quote Originally Posted by 54504C464E494C4B42250 link=1313114348/5#5 date=1313130470
    The reason why I ask is I have been reading the Barista Venting thread (Very amusing btw), and saw comments about customers requesting extra hot long blacks... By this I gather that the hot water should be close to boiling before you put the shots in it...
    No, its because there are times when they say inane things, eg. "I burnt my lip on the coffee you gave me yesterday" - "yes, I did that on purpose....it happened just after you asked for it to be extra hot because you were driving to Manly and you foolishly took a sip even though I warned you it was hotter than Chernobyl."

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    Re: Temperature of a long black

    Quote Originally Posted by 17363D3D3A20530 link=1313114348/4#4 date=1313120998
    The water from our LM comes out at over 100 degrees.
    Thanks Den. That was the point I was trying to make, the temp out of your boiler isnt the drinking temp which is why I thought my original estimate was too high. I imagine the Sunbeam hot water tap is rigged to pour Americanos.

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