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Date: 26 Sep 2006 08:17:52
From: Randy R
Subject: Ceramic vs. paper (latte), why such a difference?
I just drank a very delicious 5 or 6 oz latte made with a shot of DSB.
For some reason this seems to be the best ratio of espresso to milk. I
even made it with the very first shot of the day made with the La
zocco, no grinder adjustments, etc.
I just can't figure out why I can't reproduce this drink in a paper
cup. I can't even make the same drink with a bigger flat-bottom cup,
only with the small rounded latte/cappuccino cup.

Randy R





 
Date: 26 Sep 2006 17:14:18
From: Danny
Subject: Re: Ceramic vs. paper (latte), why such a difference?
Randy R wrote:
> I just drank a very delicious 5 or 6 oz latte made with a shot of DSB.
> For some reason this seems to be the best ratio of espresso to milk. I
> even made it with the very first shot of the day made with the La
> zocco, no grinder adjustments, etc.
> I just can't figure out why I can't reproduce this drink in a paper
> cup. I can't even make the same drink with a bigger flat-bottom cup,
> only with the small rounded latte/cappuccino cup.
>
> Randy R
>

I love my latte in my special glass in the trailer. It's a small (5
or 6oz) glass, with a good double in. As with you, the first shot
(which is usually not the best as it's my seasoning shot that I keep
if it looks OK). I think it's because I let it run anyway, and prefer
the slightly bitter result.

--
Regards, Danny

http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)
http://www.malabargold.co.uk (UK/EU ordering for Malabar Gold blend)



 
Date: 26 Sep 2006 09:04:19
From: JulesG
Subject: Re: Ceramic vs. paper (latte), why such a difference?
I make mine with 3 oz espresso and 6 oz of 2% milk. It fills a 15 oz
bowl way over the rim if poured slowly. The crema mixes with the
micro-foam around the top of the bowl and seems to accentuate the
chocolate flavor. I rotate the bowl a little with every sip to make
sure I get some of that delicacy and it lasts to the very last drop.
When there is only foam left, I lick it with a finger - impolite but
soooo gooood... A pre-warmed nice quality white ceramic bowl is
mandatory. In my mind, it would be a sin to even try to do this in a
paper cup.