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Posted Fri Dec 14, 2001, 5:58pm
Subject: How To Make a Shot in the Dark!
 

How To Make a Shot in the Dark!

Need a way to supercharge your morning coffee? Want to taste one of the richest possible coffee beverages ever? Shot in the Dark might be your answer
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Posted Wed Dec 26, 2001, 7:58pm
Subject: Try this........
 

How about just taking 9 espressos, putting them in a mug and telling people it's just plain coffee??!?!?!?! ;-)

I do this on many afternoons and the occasional Saturday morning......only a few people know what I'm really drinking.....an it frightened them.  For fear of ridicuale, I keep it secret ;-)

But if you REALLY want a pick-me-up-and-shake-me-around-by-the-throat kind of drink......try it.
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Posted Sun Dec 30, 2001, 9:20pm
Subject: Amen to this one!
 

A guy at the local 'bucks turned me on to this one.  In the afternoons, I would often get an Americano to sip on while working or especially during long meetings.  A Shot in the Dark is basically an Americano made with coffee instead of hot water.  VERY tasty and perfect for a long meeting or long drive where an espresso wouldn't last well.

Nice to see someone else likes this one...
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Posted Thu Jan 3, 2002, 1:48pm
Subject: Re: Shot in the Dark
 

Drank it for years, called it a Red Eye.  At Eureka Joe, then Starbucks.  But it depends too much on the quality of the brewed coffee, so I switched to Americano's.
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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2002, 8:53am
Subject: Re: Shot in the Dark
 

Depth Charge?  The local coffee shop call it that.  I've used these tricks for years.  It's not uncommon to see me with a nice tall glass of espresso.  I also take a thermos of it to work for those extra long days.

Tom
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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2002, 8:33am
Subject: Re: Shot in the Dark
 

Depth Charges, as far as I know, are alcoholic. Large mug of whatever is on tap, drop in a shot glass half-full of something hard. I know no details, but hopefully someday I'll be a qualified barkeep. My personal brew consists of three double espresso and about a tablespoon of dark roast joe -- Simply because I don't handle straight espresso that well. I only started drinking it last year.
A thermos of espresso? Now that would be fun to pass around at a rock concert ;)
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Posted Fri Feb 8, 2002, 7:42pm
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I just started this a couple months ago.  I start a vacuum pot of home-roasted coffee...and when it has begun the trip south, I pull a double shot.  After pouring my first cup of vacpot brew, I toss in the espresso.  MMMMmmmm...how rich and rewarding!  Granted, the first few sips of my second (non-turbo) cup of coffee taste rather weak and bland - but that fades and the clean, fresh taste of the plain coffee rises up for the next couple of cups.
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Posted Wed Mar 13, 2002, 7:52pm
Subject: Another morning ritual has begun
 

After reading this article, just two weeks after my first home espresso experience, I am hooked. I can't go without this one in the morning. Thanks for the heads up.
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Posted Thu Apr 18, 2002, 6:42pm
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I have regular customers who need the higher octane than others.  Often one shot in my 20oz Grande size is more than enough to get the porch light on again.  We also find that this works very well for flavor if coffee con leche where the brewed coffee taste is to weak when diluted with milk.
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