After closing Famous Mo’s Coffeehouse & Theater, I arranged to trade our restaurant sized espresso machine for a smaller version for my home. It was installed a couple of days ago and I have been practicing pulling shots and frothing milk. I never put my barista training into practice at Mo’s so my skills are quite marginal. Fortunately, I have made a deal with the roaster at Vaneli’s Handcrafted Coffee, from whence comes the espresso machine and my coffee, that he’ll give me refresher training for a six pack of DeChutes Black Butte Porter. Works for me!
This is a doppio or double shot of espresso. It is not in perfect focus because I needed a slow shutter speed in the early evening light and the machine vibrates a bit causing the shot glass to move ever so slightly as the shot is pouring.