The Italian style tamp - Page 2

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

#11: Post by werbin »

This is off topic, but your signature line is not quite correct.
LGB wrote:"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems."~Paul Erdõs
Most everyone knows that Paul Erdõs was a mathematician who turned amphetamines into theorems. He found those more effective than coffee.

In fact, according to Wikipedia's artical on Paul Erdõs:
"His colleague Alfréd Rényi said, "a mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems", and Erdős drank copious quantities. (This quotation is often attributed incorrectly to Erdős himself.)[7] After 1971 he also took amphetamines, despite the concern of his friends, one of whom (Ron Graham) bet him $500 that he could not stop taking the drug for a month.[8] Erdős won the bet, but complained during his abstinence that mathematics had been set back by a month"

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#12: Post by LGB (original poster) »

Oops! Fixed.
"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems."~A. Rényi

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#13: Post by timo888 »

hbuchtel wrote:I wish folks here would write "my hypothesis is ..." :|
Regards, Henry
My hypothesis is ... if the moonbeams are well distributed in the jar there is no need to tamp them.


#14: Post by zin1953 »

Yes, but can you take them home?
A morning without coffee is sleep. -- Anon.