25 Jul '12, 9pm
Okay, now @randy_levine is truly famous. Inamous? @sprudge #YouveArrived
Who’s that man up there? Why, that’s just Randy Levine, author of the website Snob Coffery . Randy reviews coffees, talks about brew methods, riffs on life, has a neat section called “Missed Connections” about things that are happening in the coffee scene. Mr. Levine was recently interviewed by another great website called Corner of the Cafe . Anyway, old Randy went to Paris with his wife Sarah and then wrote about the coffee they drank there . He was generally displeased with what he found: The coffee is very likely not fresh, and very likely roasted fairly dark. Ground fresh? Probably, though not necessarily. I don’t believe there is much of a dosing technique, apart from “fill the portafilter.” The coffee is either not tamped, or tamped very lightly. Extraction time seems very fast. Very little resistance, which means low pressure. Randy used Twitter to help him find so...