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As a bit of a purist, when I have an espresso, it has to be just espresso, don’t get me wrong I like a flat white but when dialling in and enjoying that little drink the only way for me is as just espresso. I have heard of some really odd things like double cream in espresso which I just can’t understand.

so whats the concensus, pure or something added?

 

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I never used to drink a straight espresso till I got into coffee. Prior to that it was always milk based with sugar.
But since I have, it’s always been mainly espresso or a long / short black. (No sugar) so purest, not sure how I got there [emoji3]

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I cant have too much milk so it just makes sense to stick to an espresso, sometimes I'll get a flat white or cortado at a coffee shop. We only have oat milk at home and i don't like the taste so more reason to stick to espresso.

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Flat whites mainly in my house. I find espresso fascinating however and want to move away from the milk.

I read someone on here describe getting strawberry milkshake vibes in an espresso - that blows my mind a little bit! 

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Flat whites mainly in my house. I find espresso fascinating however and want to move away from the milk.
I read someone on here describe getting strawberry milkshake vibes in an espresso - that blows my mind a little bit! 

I can distinctly remember the first “decent” espresso I ever pulled, it was a distinctly intense (and the first time I’d tasted fruit in coffee) and not what I’d preconceived.
It was the very first DSOL July 2014 (a predecessor to the LSOL) that CoffeeChap organised Rave Coffee Cuban Serrano. I seem to remember it was like Black Forest Gateaux.

It blew my mind.
@Coffeechap Dave .....you have a lot to answer for!![emoji3] Not to mention having a hand in pretty much owning most peoples grinders at some point (including my current one[emoji1787]).

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2 minutes ago, urbanbumpkin said:


I can distinctly remember the first “decent” espresso I ever pulled, it was a distinctly intense (and the first time I’d tasted fruit in coffee) and not what I’d preconceived.
It was the very first DSOL July 2014 (a predecessor to the LSOL) that CoffeeChap organised Rave Coffee Cuban Serrano. I seem to remember it was like Black Forest Gateaux.

It blew my mind.
@Coffeechap Dave .....you have a lot to answer for!!emoji3.png Not to mention having a hand in pretty much owning most peoples grinders at some point (including my current oneemoji1787.png).
 

He hasn't had mine yet... although did force it into my hands by selling someone else one of his grinders...

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2 minutes ago, urbanbumpkin said:


Make sure you have anti snap locks fitted...it’s just a matter of time emoji1787.png.

I’m sure 70 % of all used grinders on here were at some point owned or supplied by him. Not to mention levers.

Haha, putting them on now mate.

I may have a lever or two not owned by the chap!

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Tbh I’m pretty sure once something other sugar is added it’s no longer an espresso by definition.

P.S. @QueenOfCaffine our Italian travels have led me to enjoy a glass of iced water with mine too, Carluccios restaurant chain also serves it like that at his original request.

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