I have been busy for a long while but now it is getting much better since midterm exams are over! I even have sometime to roast my own coffee to enjoy it this weekend. This Morning, I woke up early and treated myself to a nice latte made on the Nuova Simonelli Musica and thought that I would share my experience here with other coffee enthusiast.

This latte was made with Rwanda Abakudekawa beans roasted to an FC+into the second crack for about  20 seconds. It was simply delicious to put it simply since my sense of taste and smell is not so good in the morning. This bring me to another thought about my coffee enjoyment. About 3 weeks ago I said goodbye to my favorite espresso machine, the La Pavoni manual lever which I used the most among the machines that I own. Since then, I have been using the Nuova Simonelli Musica and get to know it much more. I have also noticed one really important change and that is the type of coffee that I'm currently enjoying. 

This change only really confirm my previous suspicion as well as what other have said regarding pump espresso and lever espresso. I find that lightly roasted beans do not do well being extracted in the Nuova Simonelli Musica. Previous lightly roasted coffees that I found myself enjoying on the Pavoni or the Ponte Vecchio Lusso do not taste very pleasant in the Musica. These coffee would taste too fruity for my preference and I did not get the same satisfaction as I would from the levers. This leave me with no choice but to purchase coffee blends that are roasted darker or if I roast the coffee myself then I would need to roast in to a darker level. And since doing that, the Nuova Simonelli Musica has been rewarding me with very good espresso and especially creamy capuccinos and lattes!

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Yeah it really seems like every machine does better with certain coffees than others. I imagine that the lever vs pump was even more evident.

Submitted by jbviau on
Nice latte art! I know it's kind of superficial for me to focus on, but who cares? ;)

Submitted by wakeknot on
that looks like one tasty drink. i sure wish we could all get together and pull shots off coffee like we read about.

Yes, I agree with you. Every machines has different preference for different coffee whether it is origin or roast level. An ideal machine would be that it can handle any kind of coffee you throw at it well; In my opinion, the GS3 come close to that ideal.

It took me a lot of practice to reach that level where I can produce latte art. However, it is an art itself and I find that if I have not make latte for awhile I can become quite rusty with making arts.

Keep at it brother! I'm sure the Gaggia Classic is able to make great art. You might want to look into getting a different steam tip. Also try to practice with plain water with a drop of dish detergent added!

It can be hard to give tip on how to steam milk with words, I think I could produce a video on steaming alone.

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I have been busy for a long while but now it is getting much better since midterm exams are over! I even have sometime to roast my own coffee to enjoy it this weekend. This Morning, I woke up early and treated myself to a nice latte made on the Nuova Simonelli Musica and thought that I would share my experience here with other coffee enthusiast.

This latte was made with Rwanda Abakudekawa beans roasted to an FC+into the second crack for about  20 seconds. It was simply delicious to put it simply since my sense of taste and smell is not so good in the morning. This bring me to another thought about my coffee enjoyment. About 3 weeks ago I said goodbye to my favorite espresso machine, the La Pavoni manual lever which I used the most among the machines that I own. Since then, I have been using the Nuova Simonelli Musica and get to know it much more. I have also noticed one really important change and that is the type of coffee that I'm currently enjoying. 

This change only really confirm my previous suspicion as well as what other have said regarding pump espresso and lever espresso. I find that lightly roasted beans do not do well being extracted in the Nuova Simonelli Musica. Previous lightly roasted coffees that I found myself enjoying on the Pavoni or the Ponte Vecchio Lusso do not taste very pleasant in the Musica. These coffee would taste too fruity for my preference and I did not get the same satisfaction as I would from the levers. This leave me with no choice but to purchase coffee blends that are roasted darker or if I roast the coffee myself then I would need to roast in to a darker level. And since doing that, the Nuova Simonelli Musica has been rewarding me with very good espresso and especially creamy capuccinos and lattes!

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@Karrdee

May 20, 2012 | by sontondaman

It can be hard to give tip on how to steam milk with words, I think I could produce a video on steaming alone.

@hoonchul

May 20, 2012 | by sontondaman

Keep at it brother! I'm sure the Gaggia Classic is able to make great art. You might want to look into getting a different steam tip. Also try to practice with plain water with a drop of dish detergent added!

@Jbviau

May 20, 2012 | by sontondaman

It took me a lot of practice to reach that level where I can produce latte art. However, it is an art itself and I find that if I have not make latte for awhile I can become quite rusty with making arts.

@intepid510

May 20, 2012 | by sontondaman

Yes, I agree with you. Every machines has different preference for different coffee whether it is origin or roast level. An ideal machine would be that it can handle any kind of coffee you throw at it well; In my opinion, the GS3 come close to that ideal.

yum

April 1, 2012 | by wakeknot

that looks like one tasty drink. i sure wish we could all get together and pull shots off coffee like we read about.

...now I need to go make

March 19, 2012 | by Karrde

...now I need to go make coffee again. Nice art btw, any feedback on how you did it?

After 6+ months with my

March 19, 2012 | by hoonchul@hotmail.com

After 6+ months with my classic I have yet to make latte art that looks anything like yours. I'm starting to think its the machine that's holding me back.

Hey

March 18, 2012 | by jbviau

Nice latte art! I know it's kind of superficial for me to focus on, but who cares? ;)

Yeah it really seems like

March 17, 2012 | by intrepid510

Yeah it really seems like every machine does better with certain coffees than others. I imagine that the lever vs pump was even more evident.

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