Posted on November 18, 2003 @ 16:08 in Espresso
This is a big espresso links post, lightly annotated, for future reference.
- Multifunctional converter. Many of the articles talk about fluid ounces and degrees Fahrenheit, so here's where to convert those silly units to something sensible like centiliters and degrees Celsius ;-)
- Coffeegeek.com. Great allround starting point.
- Coffeekid.com. Another nice site to get your bearings in the world of espresso.
- Espresso! My Espresso!. One man's journey into and through the world of coffee.
Okay, down to the nitty gritty of how to pull a good espresso. Quite a few factors weigh in, so here are a few tutorials.
- Turn on, Tune in, Espresso Out. How to get from unpacking your machine to a decent espresso in a few steps.
- Making Espresso and Progress. One step up from the previous tutorial in detail: how to grind, fill, tamp, and polish your portafilter.
- The Milk Frothing Guide. Once you pull a decent espresso, you can start adding milk for cappucinos and the like. This guide will tell you pretty much everything there is to know about frothing milk.
- Rules of the Grind. Getting really into the thick of it now, with coffeegeek extraordinair David Schomer. A detailed account of factors of importance for good grinding.
- Espresso Dosing. More Schomer: after grinding you need to perfectly dose that grind.
- Espresso Packing. Schomer again: after dosing comes packing the grind into the portafilter.
- Extraction time. Yet more Schomer: the above three steps are subject to change, because what eventually counts is keeping the extraction time around 25 seconds.
- Schomer Redux. An index of Schomerian espresso wisdom.
- Espresso videos. A coffeegeek's pr0n: videos of making a perfect espresso or cappucino complete with some latte art.
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