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MerleApAmber
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Posted Wed Dec 19, 2012, 6:14pm
Subject: Re: Espresso powder
 

I had to laugh out loud when I realized something - which likely has NOTHING to do with the OP's topical: There IS espresso powder, and it is used in culinary pursuits for introducing the particular coffee decoction flavors to baking and or sauces.  Especially appreciated by Chocolatiers.  As I understand it,  that product it is a result of a vacuum drying with the essential vapors brought back as a flavor enhancer.

Also, calblacksmith - Wayne, Thank you for a real stop, lean in, and realization, this could truly be a new question.  I haven't been to Starbucks in so long, I'd forgotten one of the reasons I'd left off was specifically to do with the fact my local shop had installed the Super Autos and people were no longer custom crafting the product.  It's been so long I'd forgotten what that would look like to new production staff... especially if they'd never seen it done any other way.

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Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012, 6:55am
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Chris,
You are correct, there is a powdered product called espresso powder, I went to culinary school for baking and know all about it. I simply replace the powdered stuff with real and adjust the liquid volume accordingly when baking but, yes, for most of the world there is an espresso powder.

I kind of skipped over it as ...... you need espresso or coffee before you can make the powder so I went to the bigger question.

Sadly, I think the OP only came here for the one question, a blowing off of steam so to speak and likely will not return, that is too bad, we have a lot to offer her should she decide to come, stay, talk and learn.

 
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Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012, 8:01am
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calblacksmith Said:

Sadly, I think the OP only came here for the one question, a blowing off of steam so to speak and likely will not return, that is too bad, we have a lot to offer her should she decide to come, stay, talk and learn.

Posted December 20, 2012 link

Agreed, but I'm still in shock that there is something called "a certified barista at Starbucks."

 
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Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012, 9:49am
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alix3 Said:

Hello, everyone! I am new to this website. I am a certified barista at Starbucks, I've been working there about a year now. A (fairly rude) customer came in today and asked me for a large espresso, I was very nice and tried to figure out what exactly he wanted, first asking if he wanted a latte' (the part of our menu boards with the lattes is labeled "ESPRESSO" and this happens a lot) and he corrected me saying "No, a large espresso." I then asked if he wanted the shots in a large cup and he went on to ask me how we made our espresso. I told him and he asked if we had "real" espresso, I was unsure of what he meant so I said I wasn't sure and he asked me if I knew what "real" espresso was..Well I won't lie, I am still learning a few things and espresso beans are the only thing I know..So I told him no. He went on to tell me that "real" espresso is a powder, etc. So I was just wondering, is this true? Are espresso beans not "real" espresso?

Posted December 18, 2012 link

Maybe he wanted a doppio, which is a double shot of espresso.

Len

 
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Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:42am
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Len,
back in the days I did go to that establishment, one of my co-workers was known by his local franchise to order a daily five shot doppio on the way to work. No one would have recognized that by "large espresso".  But then, I'm just an American country bumpkin and don't get out much these days...

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Here's another option to the conversation, coffee crema: Click Here (www.home-barista.com)
The downbeat is with a change in the grind and amount of charge - draw an extended volume of water through the puck to create a unique black coffee drink. The result being different than say an espresso charge + 8 oz of water, or an "americano."
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Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:26pm
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MerleApAmber Said:

Len,
back in the days I did go to that establishment, one of my co-workers was known by his local franchise to order a daily five shot doppio on the way to work. No one would have recognized that by "large espresso".  But then, I'm just an American country bumpkin and don't get out much these days...

edit/update:
Here's another option to the conversation, coffee crema: Click Here (www.home-barista.com)
The downbeat is with a change in the grind and amount of charge - draw an extended volume of water through the puck to create a unique black coffee drink. The result being different than say an espresso charge + 8 oz of water, or an "americano."

Posted December 20, 2012 link

A doppio by definition however is only 2 shots of espresso.  Was he ordering a total of 10 shots of espresso?  Or only 5 shots of espresso?

Len

 
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674

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