Making a Better Cup of Coffee: Rami

We’ve been communicating with Rami via YouTube ever since he ran across our videos and sent us some questions about grinders. Since then, we’ve helped him with some general tips and ideas as he was tweaking his home setup in order to make an amazing Americano — his morning ritual. He recently sent us photos of his process and described what he did to achieve a really delicious espresso at home.

Creating this delectable drink actually started 15 hours before, when Rami freshly roasted a batch of Sweet Maria’s Espresso Monkey Blend to a medium roast (or right after the second crack, in roasting lingo).

He then ground up the right amount for a double shot extraction:

Next, he filled his portafilter and tamped evenly. Then he put 3 oz. of hot water into his cup and put it under the portafilter, extracting the double shot right on top:

Removing the cup from beneath his portafilter, he lovingly admired his handiwork, anticipating its delicious flavor:

Bellissimo! Finally, he enjoyed the lovely Americano that he had so expertly prepared:

Rami’s setup is a FrancisFrancis X5 by Illy and a Rancilio Rocky Doser grinder. He says, “Special thanks to Kat for the post purchase support (you don’t get that much these days), dealing with these guys has been a pleasure, I think anyone interested in this kinda stuff should definitely check out Seattle Coffee Gear.”

Thank you Rami! We’re glad we could be part of helping you make a better espresso at home.

Do you have a story about making better espresso at home that you’d like to share? Let us know!

7 comments for “Making a Better Cup of Coffee: Rami

  1. Rami
    August 6, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Good stuff Kat ! im enjoying another as we speak!

    • Kat
      August 6, 2009 at 2:34 pm

      Awesome! Glad you liked the post :)

  2. Rami
    August 6, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    that was a pretty one was it not ?

    • Kat
      August 6, 2009 at 2:43 pm

      Gorgeous! I wish you could make me one and send it over here :) I am working remotely today so don’t have access to my army of espresso machines!

  3. Rami
    August 6, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    u know it alsmot sadens me to drink it up ! it looks way too sexy to spoil lol…yes i called a shot of coffee sexy!, but it is !

    hey whenever you’re in town, let me know and i’d love to hook you up ;)

    next blog topic, a machiato LOL

    • Kat
      August 6, 2009 at 2:56 pm

      I call shots sexy all the time — they are! Don’t think I won’t take you up on that offer, either. :)

  4. Rami
    August 6, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    anything for you Kat ;)

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