The Microdata Problem
Using Google’s Webmaster Tools is a great way to find little issues that might be holding your site back from ranking better in the Google SERPs. It had been a few years since I hopped into Webmaster Tools, and when I did, I noticed a number of errors in the Structured Data section. Clicking a few links it seemed that Google wanted to see “Updated” and “Author” data called out on many of my pages and posts. After poking around a big on the WordPress forums, I found that most people answering questions didn’t really understand what was being asked, nor what Google was looking for. I have played around with Rich Snippets and other Microdata information, so I had a good idea of how to solve the problem…it was just going to take a little poking around in the WordPress Codex (their repository of the code snippets that give users access to all of the information we have entered into our blogs).
I recently installed La Spaziale’s “progressive pre-infusion” chamber on my 2 group New EK. Since installing the setup, I have not had any bad extractions to speak of. I have also been paying close attention to quantity of coffee in (18g) and quantity (weight) of liquid out (~18g). I typically like shorter shots, so anything 9-18g is usually something I enjoy more.
This was the first taste test to see if there is any appreciable difference between a shot with pre-infusion and one without.
Today I cried.
As I sat bundled up with my three-year-old daughter on my lap and looked into the eyes of war veterans passing by, I cried.
I’m not completely sure why. I cried for their suffering, I cried for my children to whom I will one day have to explain war, I cried because in a town with an estimated 900,000 people, we could only muster maybe 1,000 to line the 15 block parade route in support.
We are all Americans, like it or not.
Grinder: Rancillio Rocky (set to 2)
Espresso Machine: Rancillio Silvia w/ Auber PID
Temperature: Auber PID set to 218
Pressure: OPV set to 9 Bar
Dosing: 15 to 16g
Basket: Espresso Parts Ridgeless Double
Portafilter: Espresso Parts Naked