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file Standn' on the edge of cafe bar... shall I LEAP!!!

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12 years 7 months ago #2812 by Machiatoto
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From the CC site. I made my way over to St. Lawrence Market. To in search of the good bean. I spoke with Sarah and talk about my new toy and I can't wait to go there on Saturday to get freshly roasted beans.

So far I been tweaking the grind. And practicing my tamping pressure. I think i'm close to the 25 second brew. I think its a little uneven. As one side of the drip seems to be slower than the other.

At the same time working on my froth... Still needs a lot more work...

Any types will be great from anyone...

ciao..
Manny
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12 years 5 months ago #2961 by cappuccino1
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Hello there Maacchiatoto,

I live in Toronto. I own a Silvia like you and I own a Rancilio Rocky doser grinder.The Rancilio Silvia is a little over a month old.
I love it. Just trying to get over a leaky grouphead problem.
Anyhow how would you describe your espresso and cappuccino in Italy as compared to an espresso and cappuccino in Toronto?
Did your cappuccino in Italy have more foam or less?

Just curious.
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12 years 5 months ago #2967 by Machiatoto
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Hi Cappucino1,

I definitely think what made my coffee/espresso experience great was the atmosphere. I found like with the food I ate in Italy, you don't appreciate the taste until you head back home. The taste or quality seems to be universal throughout Italy. And selected outside, like Toronto.

I couldn't tell you what was different, the creme or strength it was different.

A good haunt that reminds me italy is TERRONI, either on queen west

www.terroni.ca/

fresh pasta, pizza and coffee.. Definitely worth checking out...
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12 years 5 months ago #2970 by cappuccino2
Hey Macchioto,

I know Terroni. Do you like their cappuccino? No worries about the diference beween Italian cappuccino and espresso vs. North America. I have already been told by people who have visited Italy to compare the coffee that there is less foam in the Italian cappuccino.

Let me know if you wanted to start a Rancilio Silvia chatroom or swap e-mail addresses. I know no one else with a Rancilio Silvia in Toronto.
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12 years 5 months ago #2971 by Machiatoto
One would definitely go for the food at Terroni. Cappuccino's (coffee) is always a nice CAP to the meal. No pun intended.

I have site that is way overdue in updating, you can find my email contact there.

Link: Manny's page
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12 years 5 months ago #2972 by colin99
I am putting it on the table:

I will create any specialty channels on this forum area that there is a desire for.

Steve (Cappuccino1) has suggested a rancilio forum. I will create one if there is a demand.
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