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the SHOT!!! -

Swaslu thinks, with its Permian mind, that espresso ain't all that complicated.

First off, let the roasters roast an build relationships with the growers.  The art of roasting and the effort to interact is on the qualitative end of the spectrum.

Second, dig into what espresso is as opposed to brewing.  That is on the science end of the spectrum, an end with which Swaslu is entirely familiar.

Swaslu's favorite brewing mechanism, if Swalsu can't get an Americano, is the good old siphon Brewing.

But whether you use a siphon, a percolator of some pour over variation, lets get one thing perfectly clear.

How are brews different than espresso ...

Percolators , siphons and pour overs are like
Espresso is like
Picking someone's pocket. Get some cash and a credit card or two. Getting someone's Date of Birth, SSN#, Mother's maiden name, phone number.  You now own them. 
A dance with the granules of coffee.A centrifuge forcing the essence of the bean into a  cup
a bunta triple

espesso the need? - SWASLU the speed! - MORE
Waiting since the Permian ... -

for a reason to get out of the muck. is that reason.

Where evolution failed us, your trilobite overlords, science and taste buds let you nouveau upstart species enjoy life more than we did at the bottom of a mucky ocean eating all we bumped into until we developed the first eyes. Yes, the food tasted so bad we developed these crazy multi-lens eyes to avoid things that taste like, well, scum.

Think FEED before FIGHT or FLEE.

Born in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy when power was at a minimum, the SwampSlurry process extracts the all it can, far more than the local super-barista can hope to pull in a busy shop with far too many variables to manage the process in any meaningful way.

SwampSlurry hones in on Stealth Roasts, processes the roasts into shots and then flash freezes them (and some are further freeze-dried) for later use preserving the vital taste characteristics for later use whether that use is at home, in cafes and restaurants, or on the road at markets and fairs

Swaslu  ( is the roadshow.

We do the labor ... pushing your flavor! - somewhere, somehow, someone's got to market! - MORE
TLDR / Summary -

Swaslu samples/markets Americanos using your espresso (and, on occasion, other espresso based drinks) anonymously at events ... and collects up unbiased reviews.

Swaslu collates the results and sends them to you.

You save $$$$$ and get inroads on earning $$$$$.

Americanos (and espresso based drinks) will rule the world!

why SwaSlu do what it do - more espresso variants than are dreamt of in your philosophy

SwaSlu 101:

Coffee is a fruit and one shall not roast a fruit till the essence of fruit is reduced to ashes.  You wouldn't do that to a grapefruit, so leave the coffee alone.

Espresso is a process, different from brewing, that extracts an otherworldly goodness when done well.

Espresso roasts are just roasts the roasters think would do well in the espresso process.  There is no standard.

Lighter roasts fade in milk based drinks.

Espresso is origin of the universe level complicated :

Americanos (espresso + a little hot H20) release flavors and nuances ordinary coffee can only bow to.

Freezing espresso shots is cool (pun intended) and allow for better Americanos than 95% of any brewed coffee, artisanal or not.

waiting since the permian - for a trilobite web compendium
Trilobites = fascinating. -

With a trilobite as the swaslu representative, we want to give a shout out to these amazing creatures.

Rarely are there animals that survived hundreds of millions of years.

Enjoy some links and some discussion.

  1. A lament of the fate of trilobites
  2. Nigel Hughes (singer/professor)
  3. Trilobite (Deep Time)
  4. The Trouble With Trilobites
  5. Origins of Trilobites
Origin of the universe complicated! - What makes or breaks an espresso shot? - MORE
String Theory:Primer -

In the never ending quest to understand the basic fundamentals of the universe, something called String Theory popped up decades ago.

Just as we experience a three dimensional reality of width-X-height-X-depth with a 4th dimension of time  added,  a height-X-width-X-depth-X-time, so it is theorized that there are 7 more  dimensions making a :

No matter how much of a headache you get attempting to understand this (as all physicists get), you can feel the complexity of such a system, a complexity that is approximated by Espresso.

Next we deal with 11 Espresso dimensions.

When we get done you should appreciate what SwampSlurry provides, a reduction of that complexity to a stellar product for your home, business or event.

Learn from coffee industry mistakes! - Simple rules to steller Espresso
Things we know... -

Many variables must be continuously monitored and  controlled to ensure a great shot.

One thing we learned is that the failure along the lines of any one variable results in shots of espresso that are just meh and require much sweetener and much dilution (milk/water) to correct for the failure of that one variable.

In the end, we realized that a consistently pulled shot, when frozen immediately and counter to prevailing theory, allows for a tremendous taste to be more consistently provided.

The variables (at least the ones we are willing to tell you) we seek to control:

  1. Good beans
  2. Two shot volume of espresso beans. 
  3. Grind such that clumping occurs but quickly collapses after clumping.
  4. Consistent hot water temperature.
  5. Seconds after contact with water without pressure (ensures that the top layer is evenly saturated)...
  6. push through for a double shot into a 2 oz jar.

That is all there is to it, save for the experienced eye to tune the process almost shot to shot.

By our estimate, a hundred hours of pulling shots this way will make you a pro. 

This process also solves the pull time problem for a coffee shop who is swamped with business.

Simply queue up some of these frozen jars a few minutes in advance in hot water and you can just unscrew the cap and combine the espresso elixer with boiling hot water and have an Americano as quick as pouring a cup of coffee.

Our way is likely to produce a better Americanos and better latte than your machine / barista  combo will.

Note that the espresso shots are still better done by your staff as the crema is not preserved with this method, although the taste is.

Old Guard still standing ...

--An Indian guru has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering a journalist who exposed the sexua
--Journalist in Ghana who helped expose FIFA corruption shot dead
--Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest, has excluded a Chinese company from its almost
--Fire engulfs McDonald's under renovation in Aurora
--Tribune Publishing names new CEO as 3 executives depart
--Chicago mayoral candidates react to acquittal of officers in Laquan McDonald ‘code of silence’ trial
--Politics Stay Off The Soccer Field As Qatar Plays Saudi Arabia
--Deadly Explosion At Bogotá Police Academy Stokes Fears Of Return To Dark Past
--Palestinian School And Sewage Projects Unfinished As U.S. Cuts Final Bit Of Aid
--African Union urges DR Congo to delay final election results
--North Korea's Kim Yong-chol arrives in Washington
--Divers swim with one of biggest great white sharks off Hawaii

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--Welcome To WNHH!
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--Ald. Scott Waguespack donates Burke campaign cash to black vets
--For people with disabilities, Chicago police consent decree takes first steps toward reform
--The FBI Says Its Photo Analysis Is Scientific Evidence. Scientists Disagree.
--Two New Lawsuits Allege Surgical Errors During Heart Transplants at St. Luke’s in Houston
--How Illinois Bet on Video Gambling and Lost
--Op-ed: Balance Lost Buildings With Those Saved In 2018
--Jefferson Makes Room For Modernism With New Preservation Program
--House Museum In North Philly Plans Monument For Former Slave

Science feeds of note ...

--Science Best Of 2018
--New study identifies the most effective mental strategies that people use to get through doing thing
--Scientists have managed to grow perfect human blood vessels as organoids in a petri dish for the fir
--Adding New DNA Letters Make Novel Proteins Possible
--Jack Bogle, the Man Who Revolutionized Investing, Dies At 89
--Twitter Bug Exposed Some Android Users' Protected Tweets For Years
--The moon’s craters suggest Earth hasn’t erased lots of past impacts
--New ways to image and control nerve cells could unlock brain mysteries
--Overdose deaths tied to antianxiety drugs like Xanax continue to rise
--Northern Lights 2019: When, Where & How to See the Aurora Borealis
--The Day Edwin Hubble Realized Our Universe Was Expanding
--What Moon Craters Can Tell Us About Earth, and Our Solar System

Evolution feeds of note ...

--Crypticity in Biological Invasions
--No Evidence That Men’s Voice Pitch Signals Formidability
--Detecting the True Extent of Introgression during Anthropogenic Hybridization
--Sex peptide receptor-regulated polyandry modulates the balance of pre- and post-copulatory sexual se
--Budding and Division of Giant Vesicles Linked to Phospholipid Production
--Universality of the DNA methylation codes in Eucaryotes
--How Beauty Is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution
--As Seas Warm, Galápagos Islands Face a Giant Evolutionary Test
--The Earth’s Shell Has Cracked, and We’re Drifting on the Pieces
--Welcome to the Noösphere
--The Evolution of Consciousness Enables Conscious Evolution
--The Origins and Evolutionary Effects of Consciousness

Espresso feeds of note ...

--Turns Out, Celebrities Also Love Coffee
--Portland Coffee Shop Embroiled In #MeNeither Controversy
--For Coffee In Paris, Follow Your Nose To Yellow Tucan
--hopper.: A Minor Figure Wants to Play Big in California, Mexico’s Coffee Podcast and True Detective
--coffee.: Good Coffee Is Good Again, January 15, 2019
--coffeetography.: near The Visit, Berlin, Germany
--World's coffee under threat, say experts
--Dumb question: Does frothing milk make it sweeter?
--Technivorm KBTS vs Breville Precision vs Bonavita 5cup
--Third Wave Meets Arabic Coffee in Kuwait
--3 Pasos Para Liderar Un Negocio De Café En Vez De Administrarlo
--Melitta, Chemex Y Más: La Historia Del Café Vertido