something I've come across in my experimenting and talking with other baristas, is this: when I down dose, it seems like I pull longer shots; and conversely, when I dose higher, the shot seems shorter (volume-wise, of course).
Does anyone else (1) agree with this observation or (2) know the reason why that seems to be the case?
It's nice to pull out those different flavors, and sometimes I switch it up based on my mood. I don't necessarily care about the final volume (as taste rules supreme), it's just an enigma to me because it seems logical that the opposite would be true. I mean, if there's more coffee, I should be able to pull more oils and flavor out (translating into more volume), but the facts state the opposite is true.
Thanks, Chris! That makes more sense to me.