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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2013, 8:14pm
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Fair enough. Hope no hard feelings.
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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2013, 9:25pm
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diggi Said:

Fair enough. Hope no hard feelings.

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No hard feelings at all. I can be be an ass at times I am told very often.
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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2013, 1:51am
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germantownrob Said:

I can be be an ass at times I am told very often.

Posted March 23, 2013 link

Well you weren't being an ass this time.  The amount of sermonising in this thread is ridiculous.  The number of calories in the OP's diet is nobody's business but his.  If he starts a thread titled "McDonald's Mochas- are these things good for you?", have at it.
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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2013, 2:20am
Subject: Re: McDonald's makes better Mochas than I do
 

McDonalds actually isn't that bad....compared to starbucks. I've had their straight espresso though, it's not that great.

I agree with redbird not being good for mochas. I find redline is really good for that but there is a thread that has a lot of info on making a good mocha.

http://coffeegeek.com/forums/espresso/blends/74971

 
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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2013, 5:48am
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Elemental Espresso 228 is a very lightly roasted sweet & fruity blend of Brazil & Ethiopian.  At their shop, they pull straight shots as a very short ristretto.  Probably not the best choice for a big milk & syrup drink.

You might like a more "classic" espresso blend with some robusta in it.  At least the coffee flavor would cut through the rest.

(BTW:  though Elemental's website pictures are both funny & disturbing, nobody at their shop looks like that!  It's well worth a trip, especially in the morning when they're roasting on their big Probat)
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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2013, 6:11am
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I am stubborn.... just ordered a bag of Redline.... haven't tried that one.
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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2013, 6:25am
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I can remember all my machines being down last year at the same time and after my wife got tired of my caffeine depraved atitude she snuck out to McD's and came home with 2 mohcas.I reluctantly slammed them down and to my surprise they were not half bad. I had my wife go back to McD's and get me 2 more since it was better than the local coffee shop's. The closest I came to the flavor of their mochas was to use Hershey special dark syrup. and a chocolaty
espresso blend. seems like the special dark chocolate replicates the beans flavor.
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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2013, 9:35am
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I think red bird makes fine mochas but I only use 3-4 oz of milk.  I think any more and it would be too weak.  I would like to try redline as well.

 
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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2013, 9:56am
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Coffeenoobie Said:

I think red bird makes fine mochas but I only use 3-4 oz of milk.  I think any more and it would be too weak.  I would like to try redline as well.

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Redline is my go-to for anything that has milk. It seems to really bring out the cream taste. Of course, taste is subjective, but redbird is my go-to for straight espresso. I've tried adding things to it but it's never been satisfying to me. What kind of chocolate do you use? So many variables.

 
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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2013, 10:13am
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A bit off topic but I am in the process of going "paperless" in my home office and I have been scanning old invoices and receipts. I ran across the manual and receipt for my very first espresso machine. I have not been sure of the brand unitl now. It was a Briel San Remo ES-52. I purchased it on 10-2-1995. Total price was $171.97. I used to really enjoy my mochas I made with that machine.  I have not been able to make mochas with either the Jura or the CC1 that I enjoyed as much as the ones I made with that machine. In those days, I would buy beans from a local coffee shop that were a pretty oily espresso roast and grind them at home.
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