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A shot at perfection

Espresso fanatics are drawn to coffee shops in Boston and New York that stress training and technique

By Joe Yonan
Globe Staff / April 19, 2006

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Posted at Simon's Coffee Shop in Porter Square is a list entitled ''Fifty things to improve your espresso production." Written by Nick Cho, a revered Washington, D.C., cafe owner, it includes everything from the easily understood (''use fresh beans") to coffee-geek technicalities (''insert the portafilter with enough torque to create a good seal with the portafilter gasket"). (Full article: 1581 words)

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