16 May '12, 2pm

Espresso as a Lottery Ticket

Espresso as a Lottery Ticket

My coffee drink of choice for the past five years has been the espresso. Straight shots. No milk and no sugar. In my opinion, espresso represents the best potential for coffee. If it is done perfectly it can an amazing experience that is remembered long after the beverage is consumed. But getting a perfect shot is a rare thing. There are so many things that can go wrong when espresso is prepared. When you combine that with rising expectations, what you have is a situation much like a lottery ticket. You pay to play. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. Most of the time the experience is somewhere in the middle, good but nothing memorable. I play the espresso lottery 2-4 times a day. What Could Go Wrong? Off the top of my head, here is a list of things that could go wrong with the preparation of an espresso. Sourcing the right green coffee beans. Roasting old beans. No...

Full article: http://www.ineedcoffee.com/11/espresso-lottery/

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