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Date: 12 Apr 2007 14:43:36
From: Sportflyer
Subject: Drip coffeee machine vs Americano
I use a Gaggia Carezza for my Lattes and Espressos . I am wondering whether
there a significant difference between coffee made with a drip machine and
an Americano both made with same beans? Is it worth getting a small 4 cup
drip coffee maker ? What is a decent brand? tks






 
Date: 15 Apr 2007 18:35:42
From: Danny
Subject: Re: Drip coffeee machine vs Americano
Sportflyer wrote:
> I use a Gaggia Carezza for my Lattes and Espressos . I am wondering whether
> there a significant difference between coffee made with a drip machine and
> an Americano both made with same beans? Is it worth getting a small 4 cup
> drip coffee maker ? What is a decent brand? tks
>
>

At the coffee bar, we only serve Americano, whatever the "plain
coffee" request is. We never get complaints that it wasn't drip or
perc etc, but often get praise, which is the desired outcome, so I'm
happy :)

--
Regards, Danny

http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)
(apparently bad grammar but I like it that way...)



 
Date: 13 Apr 2007 00:21:17
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Drip coffeee machine vs Americano
On Thu, 12 Apr 2007 14:43:36 -0700, "Sportflyer"
<mode1flyerNOSPAM@netzero.net > wrote:

>I use a Gaggia Carezza for my Lattes and Espressos . I am wondering whether
>there a significant difference between coffee made with a drip machine and
>an Americano both made with same beans? Is it worth getting a small 4 cup
>drip coffee maker ? What is a decent brand? tks

A diluted espresso is very different from a brewed coffee. They are
not equivalents by any means. Your roaster's range of single origin
and drip blends were roasted and cupped for their performance as
brewed coffees, not espresso. It's just luck, if they work well in an
espresso machine.

On the whole, espresso is my favorite way to go. But, I also enjoy the
variety and especially the rich aromas of French press and vacuum pot.
All but a few drip machines brew too coolly for a great cup of coffee,
and the ones that do it right tend to be very expensive or hard to
find.

Marshall


 
Date: 12 Apr 2007 17:53:47
From: Lloyd Parsons
Subject: Re: Drip coffeee machine vs Americano
In article <t7udnfyrYNtwOoPbnZ2dnUVZ_gednZ2d@comcast.com >,
"Sportflyer" <mode1flyerNOSPAM@netzero.net > wrote:

> I use a Gaggia Carezza for my Lattes and Espressos . I am wondering whether
> there a significant difference between coffee made with a drip machine and
> an Americano both made with same beans? Is it worth getting a small 4 cup
> drip coffee maker ? What is a decent brand? tks

there is a significant difference. The Americano is generally bolder
with much better flavor. I also think it is smoother to the tongue.

I can't even drink a drip cup any more.


  
Date: 12 Apr 2007 23:14:32
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Drip coffeee machine vs Americano
Howdy Lloyd!
What do you use to make your cafe au lait? If you haven't had it (and if not
what do you drink with your morning beignets, and if you don't have beignets
in the morning why do you bother even getting up?), it's two parts ground
coffee & 1 part chicory brewed together, then poured half & half with hot
milk into cereal bowls. It's what drip machines were built for.
--
Robert (Gig 'em!) Harmon
www.tinyurl.com/mb4uj - My coffee pages
www.tinyurl.com/2tnv87 - Guidelines for newbies.
www.tinyurl.com/37gwfr - I may have stuff available for sale here.

"Lloyd Parsons" <lloydparsons@mac.com > wrote in message
news:lloydparsons-A2A142.17534712042007@individual.net...
> In article <t7udnfyrYNtwOoPbnZ2dnUVZ_gednZ2d@comcast.com>,
> "Sportflyer" <mode1flyerNOSPAM@netzero.net> wrote:
>
>> I use a Gaggia Carezza for my Lattes and Espressos . I am wondering
>> whether
>> there a significant difference between coffee made with a drip machine
>> and
>> an Americano both made with same beans? Is it worth getting a small 4
>> cup
>> drip coffee maker ? What is a decent brand? tks
>
> there is a significant difference. The Americano is generally bolder
> with much better flavor. I also think it is smoother to the tongue.
>
> I can't even drink a drip cup any more.




   
Date: 12 Apr 2007 19:05:08
From: Lloyd Parsons
Subject: Re: Drip coffeee machine vs Americano
In article <s3zTh.22009$tD2.20129@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net >,
"Robert Harmon" <r_h_harmon@Zhotmail.com > wrote:

> Howdy Lloyd!
> What do you use to make your cafe au lait? If you haven't had it (and if not
> what do you drink with your morning beignets, and if you don't have beignets
> in the morning why do you bother even getting up?), it's two parts ground
> coffee & 1 part chicory brewed together, then poured half & half with hot
> milk into cereal bowls. It's what drip machines were built for.
> --
> Robert (Gig 'em!) Harmon
> www.tinyurl.com/mb4uj - My coffee pages
> www.tinyurl.com/2tnv87 - Guidelines for newbies.
> www.tinyurl.com/37gwfr - I may have stuff available for sale here.
>
> "Lloyd Parsons" <lloydparsons@mac.com> wrote in message
> news:lloydparsons-A2A142.17534712042007@individual.net...
> > In article <t7udnfyrYNtwOoPbnZ2dnUVZ_gednZ2d@comcast.com>,
> > "Sportflyer" <mode1flyerNOSPAM@netzero.net> wrote:
> >
> >> I use a Gaggia Carezza for my Lattes and Espressos . I am wondering
> >> whether
> >> there a significant difference between coffee made with a drip machine
> >> and
> >> an Americano both made with same beans? Is it worth getting a small 4
> >> cup
> >> drip coffee maker ? What is a decent brand? tks
> >
> > there is a significant difference. The Americano is generally bolder
> > with much better flavor. I also think it is smoother to the tongue.
> >
> > I can't even drink a drip cup any more.

Hi Robert

I haven't had a really good cafe au lait in ages! Frankly, I've never
tasted one outside of NO that was all that good unfortunately. That
said, I'm willing to try again. What bean do you use normally for the
coffee part?

My morning is a double-shot of Greenline, Liquid Amber, Monkey Blend or
Malabar Gold to get the eyes open and the heart pumping. Then it is on
to a cup of a Colombian of one sort or another and then another of
whatever other SO I have roasted at the time.

Then it is off to the golf course for most of the day... ;-)

Except next Thursday morning. No coffee! Crap, no nothing ;-(

I blew a cardiac stress test, so I'm going in for a heart
catheterization that morning. I guess I didn't study hard enough for
it! ;-)


    
Date: 13 Apr 2007 01:48:32
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Drip coffeee machine vs Americano
Howdy Lloyd!
Too bad about flunking your test. I've had the caths, stints,
mutli-bypasses, & 1 or two (who counts) major 'events' in the past few
years, but despite the warnings I still enjoy my coffee. I simply informed
my cardiologist that I had no intention of being the healthiest person
buried in the cemetery; that I would exercise as I could, would limit but
not eliminate the good things I eat, but that if he wanted my single malt &
coffee he might as well shoot me on the spot.

For the cafe au lait I like a blend of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe & Guatemala
Antigua (40/60). The Yirg punches through the chicory & really livens it up.
I use a lighter colored (Cajun style) chicory not the dark stuff (French
style) most retailers sell. Brew it very strong & use the freshest
(preferably non pasteurized if you can find it) whole milk available.
--
Robert (Gig 'em!) Harmon
www.tinyurl.com/mb4uj - My coffee pages
www.tinyurl.com/2tnv87 - Guidelines for newbies.
www.tinyurl.com/37gwfr - I may have stuff available for sale here.

"Lloyd Parsons" <lloydparsons@mac.com > wrote in message
news:lloydparsons-CEA55A.19050812042007@individual.net...
> In article <s3zTh.22009$tD2.20129@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net>,
> "Robert Harmon" <r_h_harmon@Zhotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Howdy Lloyd!
>> What do you use to make your cafe au lait? If you haven't had it (and if
>> not
>> what do you drink with your morning beignets, and if you don't have
>> beignets
>> in the morning why do you bother even getting up?), it's two parts ground
>> coffee & 1 part chicory brewed together, then poured half & half with hot
>> milk into cereal bowls. It's what drip machines were built for.
>> --
>> Robert (Gig 'em!) Harmon
>> www.tinyurl.com/mb4uj - My coffee pages
>> www.tinyurl.com/2tnv87 - Guidelines for newbies.
>> www.tinyurl.com/37gwfr - I may have stuff available for sale here.
>>
>> "Lloyd Parsons" <lloydparsons@mac.com> wrote in message
>> news:lloydparsons-A2A142.17534712042007@individual.net...
>> > In article <t7udnfyrYNtwOoPbnZ2dnUVZ_gednZ2d@comcast.com>,
>> > "Sportflyer" <mode1flyerNOSPAM@netzero.net> wrote:
>> >
>> >> I use a Gaggia Carezza for my Lattes and Espressos . I am wondering
>> >> whether
>> >> there a significant difference between coffee made with a drip machine
>> >> and
>> >> an Americano both made with same beans? Is it worth getting a small 4
>> >> cup
>> >> drip coffee maker ? What is a decent brand? tks
>> >
>> > there is a significant difference. The Americano is generally bolder
>> > with much better flavor. I also think it is smoother to the tongue.
>> >
>> > I can't even drink a drip cup any more.
>
> Hi Robert
>
> I haven't had a really good cafe au lait in ages! Frankly, I've never
> tasted one outside of NO that was all that good unfortunately. That
> said, I'm willing to try again. What bean do you use normally for the
> coffee part?
>
> My morning is a double-shot of Greenline, Liquid Amber, Monkey Blend or
> Malabar Gold to get the eyes open and the heart pumping. Then it is on
> to a cup of a Colombian of one sort or another and then another of
> whatever other SO I have roasted at the time.
>
> Then it is off to the golf course for most of the day... ;-)
>
> Except next Thursday morning. No coffee! Crap, no nothing ;-(
>
> I blew a cardiac stress test, so I'm going in for a heart
> catheterization that morning. I guess I didn't study hard enough for
> it! ;-)




 
Date: 12 Apr 2007 15:14:45
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Drip coffeee machine vs Americano
On Apr 12, 5:43 pm, "Sportflyer" <mode1flyerNOS...@netzero.net > wrote:
> I use a Gaggia Carezza for my Lattes and Espressos . I am wondering whether
> there a significant difference between coffee made with a drip machine and
> an Americano both made with same beans? Is it worth getting a small 4 cup
> drip coffee maker ? What is a decent brand? tks


I down covert the best, a commercial Bunomatic for smaller individual
coffee portions, since nobody else is using the machine. I take the
pot off, and use the instant Bunomatic heated water dispenser to
conveniently measure a single cup of hot water for the larger decanter
pot, which is transfered to additionaly heat in a nearby microwave.
Put my coffee grinds directly into the hot water, swish-swosh a little
side-to-side, slide out the filter holder and put a paper filter in
it, placed ontop the cup, to pour the coffee through.