Help! La Marzocco Linea Mini + Mazzer Major V + fresh beans = runny shots - Page 2

Beginner and pro baristas share tips and tricks for making espresso.
emradguy

#11: Post by emradguy »

I highly suggest dialing in your grind setting based on taste of straight espresso. You don't have to drink straight shots, but you should taste them.

RJB83 (original poster)

#12: Post by RJB83 (original poster) »

I usually take a sip or two before throwing it in the sink or into a mug w/ steamed milk

Edit: I did make the mistake of not stirring the shot first, so all I was tasting was the strong taste of crema and dumping it :lol:

RJB83 (original poster)

#13: Post by RJB83 (original poster) »

Success!! Pulled two shots back to back 17-18 g in 34-36 out in 25-30 seconds with Counter Culture Big Trouble.

I will say that my favorite shot was when I pulled 36 in 50 seconds for my wife. She left a little bit in the cup and I sipped it hours later and it tasted like chocolate milk. Todays latte's have a hint of chocolate but not as strong as the longer pull. I'll play with temps a bit to see if I can extract more flavor from the coffee.

emradguy

#14: Post by emradguy »

Congratulations!