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Old 09-09-2019, 11:23 AM
kayT is offline
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Originally Posted by dropzone View Post
This Americano doesn't like espresso because it tastes like charcoal. The beans have the appearance and texture of charcoal; they have been roasted so long the flavor and caffeine have gone up in smoke. Give me a good medium roast, brewed strong, with cream, please.
I guess if you have never had espresso made with good beans, roasted correctly (i.e. if you have only had Starbucks) then this might be correct. In Italy I found that espresso was different in every different coffee shop or restaurant. Sometimes fruity, sometimes very smoky, sometimes almost sweet. Depended on where they got their beans. I wish we could get such variety in coffee shops here in the US.

Last edited by kayT; 09-09-2019 at 11:23 AM.