Ringing in the first shot with the lovely ambiance of the Danforth shop.
So glad that it is here to fill the void and start many more cafes in the neighborhood
Great music, friendly barista, lovely customer base.
Spotted: Crema Danforth (508 Danforth Avenue)
Neighbourhood: The Danforth/Greektown
Pulling: Epic Espresso®
Current blend: As of Dec 15th 2011,
El Salvador La Guachoca 1600 m.a.s.l.
Guatemala Pulcal. 1585–1860 m.a.s.l.
Roasters: 49th Parallel
Located: Vancouver, B.C
Verdict: sweet bursts of ringing subtle acidity, yet balanced. As you take the next sip it moulds into a chocolately hug as your tastebuds get over the acidity and embraces the lingering smooth finish.
Here are the parameters that we've been using with our latest Epic Espresso (parameters for an 18g VST Precision Filter Basket):
Grouphead at 200-201° F
19 grams of freshly ground coffee
Timer for 28 seconds
9 bars of pressure