It has finally happened. I have achieved my first god shot. I knew from the moment it started dropping that it was perfect. The honey-dripping, the tiger-stripes, I didn’t even need to check the stopwatch to verify the pull was timed perfectly. I cut the shot just short of two ounces as the first signs of blonding, and it was an instinctual thing; I knew even before I smelled and tasted it that this, dear reader, was something special.
As far as technicals go, the beans were Liquid Amber, this was a sample roast batch by Sweet Maria’s. While a pungent blend by most measures, this shot was nothing but rich, sweet, balanced, and syrupy.