I would love to come visit your shop Brady, it looks really nice. And I absolutely agree, an owner or barista should know what else is out there.
A quick question for you though...How do you know you are dosing 14 grams? Are you weighing your dose?
We don't vary the shots too much from drink to drink.
I really just meant to have a quick poll about how many shots people are using in what size cup, regardless o how many grams or ounces they are, or why.
Now, maybe I don't understand the concept of an Americano, but I thought it's purpose was to use enough espresso to make the drink tast like an "american-style" drip. In my opinion, and in that of most of my polled customers, one Shot in a 12oz cup is plenty to make it taste like light-roast brewed coffee. 2 Shots in a 12 oz. makes it taste like a dark roast, and it's almost too strong. And 3 shots in a 16 oz. would be overpowering. I, as a barista & espresso-drinker, enjoy it, but I think most would not. Oh, and 2 shots in an 8 or 10 oz cup could only be appreciated by espresso drinkers ( .03401 % of my customer base).