19 Feb '13, 12am

An article I wrote on the espresso "God Shot", over 10 years ago. What do you think - still relevant today?

There's a phrase that's been in use only for the past few years, and one that was started in the newsgroup alt.coffee : the God Shot. It's almost becoming common vernacular, and I guess the web and Usenet (where alt.coffee resides) have a lot to do with it. Where three years ago I was among a small group of individuals who were first using and defining the term, this past weekend at the CoffeeFest show in Seattle (November 8-10, 2002), I was eavesdropping on a conversation between two Baristas in the latte art competition, and I overheard one of them say "my God Shots are coming more and more often". It put a smile on my face. But what exactly is the God Shot? The answer comes naturally to me, so naturally, that I can't actually put it in words with ease, but I do know instinctively what it is. One thing it's not: it is not meant to be a slam against God, or the breaking o...

Full article: http://www.coffeegeek.com/opinions/coffeeatthemoment/11-1...

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