@kai It already arrived!!1
@codewiz have fun haha
@kai The first brew wasn't bad, but closer to Italian home-brew coffee than true espresso. Perhaps because I used pre-ground Lavazza coffee, which usually goes in the moka pot... That's all I had handy.
I'll report back after buying a hand grinder, proper beans and a thermometer (the instructions say that the water must be *exactly* 80°C!)
@codewiz haha, yes, all of these variables matter, including the speed that you operate the press! 😅
some people even roast their own beans in a bowl with a heat gun
the sky is the limit…
@kai Brewing coffee is the sort of multi-dimensional optimization problem that engineers love!
But I'm a senior engineer, so I'm not going to play this game: you can't possibly win when you can't reliably measure the outcome, and there's no objective way to define the goal! 😉
Truth is, we're just addicts pretending to be chasing the magical exotic taste; when there's no other choice, we'd be glad to get our caffeine fix brewed in a dirty sock... or even Nescafe! 😱
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