Espresso 101: Flavor adjustment diagram

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#1: Post by Dan Bollinger »

I made this handy diagram that distill's Jim's instructions for fine tuning a balanced shot. This would be handy posted near your espresso machine. I have a higher resolution version (this forum limits image size) if anyone wants to make stickers. If you do, I'd like a few! Dan Bollinger

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#2: Post by another_jim »

Neat! thanks. I've added the diagram to the espresso 101 post
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#3: Post by kwantfm »

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#4: Post by happycat »

To increase usability, I'd just a couple of things

1 word things positively (what you want to do) vs negatively
2 word the grinding as imperatives as well to be consistent
3 use colours and gradients to support and indicate your message vs using same colour for every arrow
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#5: Post by TomC »

Or just leave it alone, because it works just fine and gets its message across perfectly well the way it is.
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#6: Post by IntrepidQ3 »

Great visual! I tend to mix-up the corrections for grind adjustments. I have it written down in a notebook I use next to my machine for when I forget, but this a quicker reference.
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#7: Post by yakster »

Nice diagram, I printed it out on 4x6 photo paper to keep near my levers.

It helped me to review the full text of the Espresso 101: How to Adjust Dose and Grind Setting by Taste thread again.

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#8: Post by habou »

So, to be clear, with each of these adjustments, one would have the same weight in the cup?

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You're adjusting the flavour based on Jim's recommended 20-25g in 30 seconds. Interpret that as you like.
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#10: Post by Eric »

Thanks for the intuitive diagram - I'm putting a copy next to my grinder!