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Date: 15 Jul 2007 03:57:17
From: Time Warner Cable Internet
Subject: Sugar in the portafilter
Someone toid me that mixing sugar with the ground coffee in the portafilter
makes for great crema and a naturally sweet shot...Is this true?






 
Date: 18 Jul 2007 15:37:55
From: BillK
Subject: Re: Sugar in the portafilter
On Jul 15, 3:57 am, "Time Warner Cable Internet"
<john...@alphaville.org > wrote:
> Someone toid me that mixing sugar with the ground coffee in the portafilter
> makes for great crema and a naturally sweet shot...Is this true?


This is standard practice, if requested, at Simon's in Cambridge, MA,
which is an excellent coffee house. I don't think they would ever
claim it is a "naturally" sweet shot, though. I have never had it in
one of their espresso shots, as it really isn't necessary, so I can't
comment on the effect.



 
Date: 17 Jul 2007 13:21:14
From:
Subject: Re: Sugar in the portafilter
On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 03:57:17 -0700, "Time Warner Cable Internet"
<johndoe@alphaville.org > wrote:

>Someone toid me that mixing sugar with the ground coffee in the portafilter
>makes for great crema and a naturally sweet shot...Is this true?
>

It's not a difficult experiment.








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Date: 15 Jul 2007 19:40:19
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: Sugar in the portafilter
On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 03:57:17 -0700, "Time Warner Cable Internet"
<johndoe@alphaville.org > wrote:

>Someone toid me that mixing sugar with the ground coffee in the portafilter
>makes for great crema and a naturally sweet shot...Is this true?
>

this is generally not a good idea.



 
Date: 15 Jul 2007 07:16:52
From: Roger Shoaf
Subject: Re: Sugar in the portafilter
I seem to remember that the Cubans are fond of adding sugar to the coffee
before the brewing and of course Arbuckle coffee was sold in days gone by
with a sugar coating applied to the roasted beans.

But my question is, if the espresso is made correctly and therefore is not
bitter or sour why would you want sugar in it anyway?

--
Roger Shoaf
If you are not part of the solution, you are not dissolved in the solvent.


"Time Warner Cable Internet" <johndoe@alphaville.org > wrote in message
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> Someone toid me that mixing sugar with the ground coffee in the
portafilter
> makes for great crema and a naturally sweet shot...Is this true?
>
>




 
Date: 15 Jul 2007 12:11:30
From: ramboorider@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Sugar in the portafilter
On Jul 15, 6:57 am, "Time Warner Cable Internet"
<john...@alphaville.org > wrote:
> Someone toid me that mixing sugar with the ground coffee in the portafilter
> makes for great crema and a naturally sweet shot...Is this true?

No idea, but I don't think you could really call the results
"naturally" sweet, can you? Sounds like an additive to me.

-Ray