Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah totally totally totally I'm like... SSSSSSOOOOOO caffeinated!
I've got a Gaggia Classic Coffee with a PID fitted, an Iberital MC2 auto grinder, I use a hand-made aluminium tamper, and a polished stainless milk jug with thermometer. I buy Italian-roasted beans from a local supplier.
On workdays, I usually only make a couple of small-but-evil double ristrettos for my wife and myself before we jump on the train to work. Any drink that makes you pull a whisky face but isn't whisky has to have something going for it.
At the weekends, I like to try a bit of alchemy with hot milk; chocolate; hazelnut syrup and all that. I've finally managed to get my lattes to stay separated! (It's all in the temperature of the milk, you know...)
Coffee is great for the digestion, especially after a big pasta meal, so should be considered at least devotional if not sacred IMHO.
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