trent526 wrote:I have tried a few decaf espressos but the shots seem less full bodied and syrup(y) than regular. I've tried different grinds and doses. Anyone else have this experience or is it all in my head?
I agree with John, it's not in your head. As I mentioned in my previous post, in order to regain some of that "body" and intensity of flavor you need to up dose like there's no tomorrow, IMO. I go 20g in an 18g VST basket. Might even opt for 22g in a 20g VST basket. Lots of pre-infusion time, and maybe even on the ristretto side.
But then again I hardly ever drink it myself, so I'm no expert.