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cheapdialogue From: cheapdialogue Date: July 28th, 2007 03:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I agree that the proof is in the cup.

However, the finger shaker can't prove that they are doing it exactly the same way each time, perhaps on the first shot they jiggle their fingers 12 times with a 45 degree angle and the next it's 15 at a 60 degree angle. This can result in uneven dosing, from a techincal judge perspective.

The trick is to do it exactly the same way each time, and with the rapid palsy approach, well...you can't be exact.
From: bananamassacre Date: July 28th, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, such a good point and really pretty obvious! I guess I didn't think of the inconsistancies the barista would undoubtedly encounter while shaking the portafilter like a bad nanny.
cheapdialogue From: cheapdialogue Date: July 28th, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep, it isn't about 'bad form' so much as it's about inconsistant form. If someone can't replicate their actions in drink making, it would follow that they can't replicate the drink quality.
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