So here's my loosing (out of focus) pour. It was actually good up until I spilled it while moving it from the counter to under the camera. I had great fun and even learned a couple things. I was the first pour of the night and was paired against Michael who I used to work with. You can see all the lattes here
It's so embarrassing, I can hardly look at it. If you've followed the blog you've seen this, this and this.
Better photos than I take. The other week when we were dialing in the La Pavoni, Jeff Romeo was around taking some photos. Looks pretty good to me. This Macch actually shows up further back in blog posts and was my first go on that steam wand. Later on we cleaned the wand out and our results improved.
Today I made some coffee with Alexis at Trabant Lounge in Pioneer Square. It was good times. We were pulling the 49th parallel organic espresso blend. I think I like Epic better, but you never know.. I don't actually know the potential of the organic blend.
Me slinging Herkimer on the Slayer, Seattle's newest espresso machine. Notice the PID says 203ish... The scace says 197ish. I never got a good explanation on that. We played with it a bit, cleaned the scace, used other meters, other probes... Eventually one was re calibrated to the other, I don't know which to which.
This morning my coworker and I went to home of a regular customer. We spent a couple hours making shots, pouring lattes, giving advice and dialing in the machine. It was extracting really low, like 175 degrees. Once the temp was up the coffee was really good. As home setups go, this ones great and I'm envious.
Herkimer Cafe Hanging out in the roasting area with Scott Richadrson, Dan and I were flying after he jacked us up on like half a dozen shots. I love hanging out back there with Scott, he's a top notch coffee nerd.
15th ave Coffee and Tea, the beginning of a mini epic cafe crawl where Dan an I got seriously wired. We landed at 15th ave coffee and tea, Victrola 1, Herkimer, Lighthouse, Stumptown pike and stumptown 12th ave.. and I think Vivace... I lost track.