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But you do know it's not just me who has used espresso? If you read the poppies org site you'll find 10-15 pages long threads where everyone says how espresso - yep using temperatures way over 80C - produces by far the most powerful brews people have ever experienced.
Just another quick point or two (perhaps to be annoying or perhaps to be informative, you be the judge) is:
1: the saturation point of water Vs material used.
2: Can anyone say "electric coffee grinder" (very useful for turning things into a VERY fine powder).
Ok three then . . .
3: One would be inclined to think that android is rather correct about the absorption of water into the stomach. More surface area means more absorption and water is more readily taken up by the body than any powder. This is the reason why liquid medications tend to work better and faster than tablet or capsules in equivalent dosages. (liquid Valium, liquid morphine, etc)
Opiates exacerbate tmj pain for some as it is not an anti inflammatory. Sure that it works for others, but local anecdotal evidence says not too effective at low doses unless the pressure is relieved. Has a health care professional been consulted?
What an old thread, espresso does not use boiling water if made correctly with a pump machine rather than steam pressure, coffee beans likes 90 degrees for best flavor. Still over 80 degrees C, but the action happens quickly.
Coffee addict, Starbucks 25th anniversary beans of aged sumatran are heaven in a bag. Impressed by what three years of aging before the roast does to the beans.
Last edited by Phaeton; 14-10-2012 at 20:39.
I was reading this morning that the 80 degree thing is in error.
I won't say that it is untill I can find where I read it again
But my experience bears this out.
I often use a Mr coffee to make tea,running it through the grinds 4 times
Thats well above 100 degrees for nearly an hour and I have never been able to tell any difference.
Grrrrrr.... What about poor English lab chimps that drink mostly (normal) tea. Most of them don't have coffee grinders and the ape I overheard today; his blender had broken so he had to use a pestle and mortar! I am guessing that after the amount of work involved there crushing pods in a P&M you don't need Poppy Tea anymore. You are so tired you want to sleep.
On that note, for chimps, when making the tea, how crushed do the pods have to be. Say compared to the nail on a man's little finger, or in centimetres? You can get away with a making it with pieces of around 1-1.5cm couldn't you? Or is that too large?