What was the portafilter "tap" supposed to accomplish? - Page 2

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Stereo Heathen

#11: Post by Stereo Heathen »

spiffdude wrote: That being said, i think the tap fad has indeed died out. I'm not sure any of the experiences guys here do it anymore and the 3rd waves cafes i hang out in here in Montreal don't seem to do it either.
It's funny, actually-- the cafe at which I work teaches this tap as mandatory, and I was told off just last week for being too gentle with it (or as close as I can get to not doing it at all).

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@3aan

#12: Post by @3aan »

Show them Home-Barista.com and open there eyes :)
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Stereo Heathen

#13: Post by Stereo Heathen »

@3aan wrote:Show them HomeBarista.com and open there eyes :)
I think after 20+ years, they're just stuck in their ways.

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@3aan

#14: Post by @3aan »

I make good coffee and espresso/cappuccino over more than 30 years and always willing to learn!
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Stereo Heathen

#15: Post by Stereo Heathen replying to @3aan »

Try telling that to David Schomer. :wink: