Are you engaged in the eternal search for the God Shot? Do you think about whether espresso blends should be pre or post-roast blended? Do you own multiple grinders for different styles of coffee preparation? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be interested to join me as I begin to evaluate a Laranzato espresso machine (I’m contemplating becoming a distributor). They sent me a single-group pourover to demo. We will compare it, quite unfairly and in vain, to the Reneka Techno I keep in the shop, which in my opinion is probably the finest single-group ever made but has been (sadly and inexplicably) discontinued by Reneka.
So on Thursday evening, I will roll up my sleeves, get under the hood and pull shots till I can’t stand it anymore. Or can’t stay awake anymore. I would seriously welcome other opinions on this machine. A benefit of participating is that you can take home whatever espresso blends are left over at the end of the night.
Drop me an email if you think you might want to participate, just so I know not to change plans at the last minute, which could happen if I’m on my own.
WWJD (What Would Jim Drink today?): Nope, not the Nayarit. I was hoping it wouldn’t all sell at the market today. OK, actually I WAS hoping it would all sell, but I didn’t EXPECT that. But sell it did – smart customers. So instead, I’m drinking Thanksgiving Blend. We sampled it at the market today, to rave reviews. One recurring comment was “refined”, which I thought is a great way to describe this blend. Classy. Like me.