Wednesday, January 16, 2008
A bean in hand~
A bean in hand is fine but a handful that will make an espresso ROCKS!
Number one myth about espresso: that there is such a thing as an espresso BEAN! Nope! Espresso is an extraction method, NOT a roast type! A lot of people think you need a very dark roasted bean to make a good espresso---WRONG again! You can make it with any level roast and enjoy a tremendous variability in tastes! This is perhaps what I enjoy the MOST about home roasting: I can try different levels of roast as espresso, and as drip, or in a moka pot, or press pot, or ANY method- and get to see how different the flavors are with the different roasts and brew methods! What delicious FUN!
So, how do YOU extract your coffee? Lisabeeen wants to know!