I play around a bit looking for the steak and find a bit more bite finally at 203 F so maybe this is the chewy steak? I drop back to 200 since enjoy my chocolate bar even more. It is great as the base for an Americano, and the flavor is not so subtle that it is lost in milk - I not really surprised how nice the visit has been going though, after all should I expect any less from my "Trusted Friend"?
The last of the beans are past prime for espresso but are far from stale. I made a couple pots in my four cup Krups. The Krups has a shower head that is separate from the lid that covers the water reservoir so I can stir the grounds and watch the bloom while brewing. The brew basket is a cone shape and does have a lid similar to my Melitta r cup brewer but I leave it off. This brewer gives a very similar cup compared to a manual pour over (not as common as you would think with an auto drip brewer) when the variables are attended to correctly. This time the stars aligned and I thoroughly enjoyed the last 40 grams as coffee. The coffee is delightful starting with a smooth, gently acidic initial taste that hangs around through a very clean middle before giving way to the chocolate finish. The body is medium full and syrupy. Even after it cools the taste is rich and never bitter. The Deep Cello Nostromo gets a strong recommendation from me.
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