28 Jun '14, 9pm

Vetrano 2B, Lloyd MacNeil

The V2B is my first espresso machine. I also bought the Mahlkonig K30. Previously, I drank coffee at home from a French press, so this is a whole 'nuther world. The V2B was the first to arrive a few months ago, but I had to wait a few weeks for the grinder. My previous grinder was a tiny little thing, ill equipped to produce a fine espresso grind. So, while I waited for the real grinder I bought a pound of beans at a time, ground at a coffee shop. The results were okay, but by the end of the week the coffee was losing flavor and the grind was never quite right. But the combo produces some terrific coffee - so much so that I've been lingering around the house in the morning for far too long when I probably should be at work. Layers of flavor, aroma, texture. Complexity that is much like wine or whisky or cheese. What fun! I'm a newbie to the world of pulling shots, and have...

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