Does a 12g single espresso weigh 27⁄64oz or 0.42oz?

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boren

#1: Post by boren »

What notation is used for espresso basket sizes in places (say, the US) where grams are not commonly used? Just curious...

Ben Z.

#2: Post by Ben Z. »

We're not animals. It's 822 microslugs.

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Jeff
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#3: Post by Jeff »

A VST 18 is a VST 18

Don't get me started on US vs. UK pints though

NicoNYC

#4: Post by NicoNYC »

2π/15 oz, obviously. The basket is a cylindrical shape so you have to use pi. Now if it's a conical basket...
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Ben Z.

#5: Post by Ben Z. »

boren wrote:What notation is used for espresso basket sizes in places (say, the US) where grams are not commonly used? Just curious...
But seriously, grams are standard for many things in the US. There's no rhyme or reason. Mostly things that are consumed like food, medicine, illicit drugs.

Nate42

#6: Post by Nate42 »

Grams and other metric units are quite common in the US for science and engineering applications. The metric system is generally taught in school so even non scientific people have some level of exposure to it. I have never seen basket or dose size referenced as anything other than grams.

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#7: Post by baldheadracing »

Jeff wrote:Don't get me started on US vs. UK pints though
Definitely!

In Canada, a 12 oz can of beer has 355ml; 12 US oz, 1 US pint. However, a 12 oz bottle of beer has 341ml; 12 Imperial ounces ... but a large bottle is 710ml; 24 US oz, 2 US pints.

A pint can in Canada is a US pint, 16 US oz., 473ml. Order a pint of draft in a bar and you get 568ml, 20 Imperial ounces, 1 Imperial pint.

(The joys of metric conversion stopped part-way through the process.)
Nate42 wrote:Grams and other metric units are quite common in the US for science and engineering applications. The metric system is generally taught in school so even non scientific people have some level of exposure to it. I have never seen basket or dose size referenced as anything other than grams.
I've seem ounces used for batch brewers, e.g., 3.25 oz. coffee per gallon.
- My espresso: Swirled, not stirred. My pourover: Stirred, not swirled.

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#8: Post by Marcelnl »

Poppycock, everyone knows that the proper measure for beer is a Mass (1000ml), all smaller measures are for wussies...the English at some point were such wussies drinking small Pints that their Govt decided to close the bars already at 23:00....things got out of hand somewhere

A 12g single does not exist, period, a single is 7 grams :mrgreen:
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