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Date: 22 Oct 2006 08:34:36
From: hermit
Subject: Favorite beans for espresso

I am curious as to personal favorite beans you prefer when brewing
espresso, or do folks prefer blends.

Thanks,

Rich




 
Date: 23 Oct 2006 13:36:58
From: Jim
Subject: Re: Favorite beans for espresso
hermit wrote:

> I am curious as to personal favorite beans you prefer when brewing
> espresso, or do folks prefer blends.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rich

If you roast your own, I'm really enjoying these:
http://www.sweetias.com/coffee.africa.zambia.html#lupili

and, the "monkey" blend:
http://www.sweetias.com/coffee.other.blends.html#espresso.monkey


 
Date: 22 Oct 2006 16:36:32
From: Mike Hartigan
Subject: Re: Favorite beans for espresso
In article <07pmj2ddk04iqfsjm0al6re23igc8rgk53@4ax.com >,
hermit@coaxpa.com says...
>
> I am curious as to personal favorite beans you prefer when brewing
> espresso, or do folks prefer blends.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rich
>

Espresso lays bare all the nuances, including the flaws, of any bean
you use. I've found that anything that works well in a drip brewer
or a French Press works well for espresso. As someone else already
pointed out, Harrar makes an incredible SO espresso. I've found
myself drinking a lot of Americanos since I got my Gaggia a few
months ago. I've pretty much retired the press pot and the drip
brewer only comes out when I need to make a large batch for guests.

--
-Mike


 
Date: 22 Oct 2006 13:15:33
From: John Frank
Subject: Re: Favorite beans for espresso
shall, you forgot to warn Cordo about speeding on San Vicente, it's
a favorite hang out for cops...

John

PS Depending on the time of day, I prefer 405 to the 10, off at Lincoln
(or 26th).


shall wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Oct 2006 10:01:45 -0700, "Cordovero"
> <cordoveroremovexxx@yahooxxx.com> wrote:
>
> >Yeah, I do, but thanks for the reminder.
> >
> >I need to find a faster way of getting there. I take the 405 to some exit
> >(Wilshire, I think) and then it takes me quite a long time to get to Luxxe.
> >It definitely makes it hard, as my school schedule is overwhelming. I also
> >need to know their hours, because they were closed one of the times I made
> >the journey. Any advice appreciated...
> >
> >C
>
> San Vicente is the fastest route across Santa Monica (also a great
> jogging street for its tree-lined median). It's what the locals use.
> Avoid Wilshire whenever possible, especially in Westwood and
> Brentwood.
>
> 15-minute route:
>
> 1. 405 S. to Sunset exit (actually lets you off on a little side
> street).
> 2. Turn left and go one block to Sunset.
> 3. Right turn (west) on Sunset. Go about a mile and....
> 4. Left turn on Kenter (there's a light).
> 5. Kenter merges into Bundy (you're now in the heart of O.J./Nicole
> country).
> 6. Turn right (west) on San Vicente (about 3/4 mile S. of Sunset).
> 7. Drive a couple of miles to 10th St.
> 8. Left on 10th St. to Montana Ave (about 1/2 mile).
>
> Hours? Check their website.
>
> shall "but, it's 45 min. in rush hour"



 
Date: 22 Oct 2006 09:05:16
From: John Frank
Subject: Re: Favorite beans for espresso
Cordo, you know that the Vivace's are what k is using at Caffe
Luxxe, right?

John


Cordovero wrote:
> I'm very conventional. For a good SO espresso, I'll take a GOOD lot of
> Ethiopian Harrar any day.
>
> For blends, I am partial to Cafe Vivace's two blends (one for espresso, one
> for cappas). Riley's Decatur Street Blend is definitely worth your while,
> too. And, yes, from Sweet ia's, I'm partial to the Moka Kadir as well.
>
> C
>
> "hermit" <hermit@coaxpa.com> wrote in message
> news:07pmj2ddk04iqfsjm0al6re23igc8rgk53@4ax.com...
> >
> > I am curious as to personal favorite beans you prefer when brewing
> > espresso, or do folks prefer blends.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Rich



  
Date: 22 Oct 2006 10:01:45
From: Cordovero
Subject: Re: Favorite beans for espresso
Yeah, I do, but thanks for the reminder.

I need to find a faster way of getting there. I take the 405 to some exit
(Wilshire, I think) and then it takes me quite a long time to get to Luxxe.
It definitely makes it hard, as my school schedule is overwhelming. I also
need to know their hours, because they were closed one of the times I made
the journey. Any advice appreciated...

C

"John Frank" <johndfrank@excite.com > wrote in message
news:1161533116.553026.139190@f16g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Cordo, you know that the Vivace's are what k is using at Caffe
> Luxxe, right?
>
> John
>
>
> Cordovero wrote:
>> I'm very conventional. For a good SO espresso, I'll take a GOOD lot of
>> Ethiopian Harrar any day.
>>
>> For blends, I am partial to Cafe Vivace's two blends (one for espresso,
>> one
>> for cappas). Riley's Decatur Street Blend is definitely worth your
>> while,
>> too. And, yes, from Sweet ia's, I'm partial to the Moka Kadir as
>> well.
>>
>> C
>>
>> "hermit" <hermit@coaxpa.com> wrote in message
>> news:07pmj2ddk04iqfsjm0al6re23igc8rgk53@4ax.com...
>> >
>> > I am curious as to personal favorite beans you prefer when brewing
>> > espresso, or do folks prefer blends.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > Rich
>




   
Date: 22 Oct 2006 19:42:37
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Favorite beans for espresso
On Sun, 22 Oct 2006 10:01:45 -0700, "Cordovero"
<cordoveroremovexxx@yahooxxx.com > wrote:

>Yeah, I do, but thanks for the reminder.
>
>I need to find a faster way of getting there. I take the 405 to some exit
>(Wilshire, I think) and then it takes me quite a long time to get to Luxxe.
>It definitely makes it hard, as my school schedule is overwhelming. I also
>need to know their hours, because they were closed one of the times I made
>the journey. Any advice appreciated...
>
>C

San Vicente is the fastest route across Santa Monica (also a great
jogging street for its tree-lined median). It's what the locals use.
Avoid Wilshire whenever possible, especially in Westwood and
Brentwood.

15-minute route:

1. 405 S. to Sunset exit (actually lets you off on a little side
street).
2. Turn left and go one block to Sunset.
3. Right turn (west) on Sunset. Go about a mile and....
4. Left turn on Kenter (there's a light).
5. Kenter merges into Bundy (you're now in the heart of O.J./Nicole
country).
6. Turn right (west) on San Vicente (about 3/4 mile S. of Sunset).
7. Drive a couple of miles to 10th St.
8. Left on 10th St. to Montana Ave (about 1/2 mile).

Hours? Check their website.

shall "but, it's 45 min. in rush hour"


 
Date: 22 Oct 2006 08:58:03
From: Cordovero
Subject: Re: Favorite beans for espresso
I'm very conventional. For a good SO espresso, I'll take a GOOD lot of
Ethiopian Harrar any day.

For blends, I am partial to Cafe Vivace's two blends (one for espresso, one
for cappas). Riley's Decatur Street Blend is definitely worth your while,
too. And, yes, from Sweet ia's, I'm partial to the Moka Kadir as well.

C

"hermit" <hermit@coaxpa.com > wrote in message
news:07pmj2ddk04iqfsjm0al6re23igc8rgk53@4ax.com...
>
> I am curious as to personal favorite beans you prefer when brewing
> espresso, or do folks prefer blends.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rich




 
Date: 22 Oct 2006 14:11:52
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Favorite beans for espresso
I've gotten the most compliments from my mongrel blends. Every once in a
while I'll take those small quantities of various beans I always seem to
have left over and toss them in the TurboCrazy for a near-Vienna roast. I
never record what goes in but it always seems to be very good when brewed. I
guess I probably don't have the necessary tools (sense of smell & taste) to
be a professional blender, but it does make me wonder if the truly great
blends were 'discovered' the same way?
--
Robert (duck & cover) Harmon
http://tinyurl.com/pou2y
http://tinyurl.com/psfob
http://tinyurl.com/fkd6r


"hermit" <hermit@coaxpa.com > wrote in message
news:07pmj2ddk04iqfsjm0al6re23igc8rgk53@4ax.com...
>
> I am curious as to personal favorite beans you prefer when brewing
> espresso, or do folks prefer blends.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rich




 
Date: 22 Oct 2006 08:21:15
From: Harry Moos
Subject: Re: Favorite beans for espresso
My favorite is Moka Kadir Blend from Sweet ia. I also like their Monkey
Blend.

"hermit" <hermit@coaxpa.com > wrote in message
news:07pmj2ddk04iqfsjm0al6re23igc8rgk53@4ax.com...
>
> I am curious as to personal favorite beans you prefer when brewing
> espresso, or do folks prefer blends.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rich