Saturday, February 27, 2010

Home-roasted espresso

I used about 40% Brazil Cerrado (dry-processed), 30% Sumatra Mandheling, 20% Guatemala, and 10% Ethiopia Yirgacheffe to create this blend, then roasted it to full-city. I let it rest for 40 hours before pulling this shot...

The result is a pretty consistent flow with incredibly beautiful mahogany crema that stays for minutes, and does not fade away when disturbed. It's extremely smooth and without any bitterness, but could probably use some more rest.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Phoenix without body

Thick Phoenix

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Still working on phoenix

One sided leaf

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Half phoenix

Monday, February 22, 2010

Heart

Thin disaster

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Macchiato at Zibetto

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cappuccino at pedlar

Stumptown. But not as awesome as some other places

Friday, February 19, 2010

02/19/10

Have to admit that I screwed up the last stroke...

Does a bigger cup help make a phoenix?

No.

Bubbly Phoenix

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Still not quite there

Thick Phoenix

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Heart

I was never exactly sure how to pour hearts, but sometimes I accidentally make them. Foam is not ideal; it was produced by the suboptimal steam wand @ the Yellow MK. Shot with my Nexus One on 01/28/10.

Imposter

Afternoon of 02/17/10 @ Blue Micro. With the "cappuccino office hours" poster.

My first latte art ever


My first latte art ever (circa August 2007), after frothing milk every day for two months. Made at the Kirkland office.

Phoenix attempt

Good one after a while

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Morning of 02/16/10

High-definition foam made at the Blue micro-kitchen. Milk composition: 80% low-fat lactose-free milk + 20% half & half to compensate for the lack of fat.

Thick

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Blobby phoenix

Friday, February 12, 2010

One half

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Sloppy phoenix

Thursday, February 11, 2010

No comment

So thick it hurts

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Getting better

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Thick phoenix

Heart leaf combo

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Slowly getting better

Sigh

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Closer to phoenix

Curvy leaf

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Not horrible phoenix

Thin but good leaf

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Attempted phoenix in cup

Bubbly

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Monday, February 1, 2010

I love Mountain View

Phoenix

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