Does splitting a double espresso have a different taste?

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#1: Post by Wantboost »

If u were to split a double espresso in 2 cups vs having the same espresso in a single cup. Would it taste the same ??
Just curious as with the double u have a higher layer of crema etc

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#2: Post by Jeff »

If you don't stir first, it will likely taste noticeably different.

What extracts changes with time during the shot and doesn't mix well in the cup, leading to sort of a layer cake of flavors. Stirring before sipping, even if you aren't going to split, is essential practice, in my opinion. There are many reasons I prefer stirring over swirling. The lack of coffee stains on your shirt from an oops moment is convincing on its own.