Espresso packs a lot of flavour into a small drink that has been widely enjoyed across the world for over 100 years. It can be enjoyed as-is or adjusted for variations such as a ristretto or lungo (long black). It also suits milk-based coffees really well such as cafe latte, cappuccino or flat white. It can also be chilled or made into an espresso martini. Very versatile!
An espresso machine brews coffee by forcing pressurised, nearly boiling water through ground coffee, in order to produce a strong cup of coffee, quickly. It can take a bit of practise and experimentation to pull that perfect espresso shot, but once you get there, good luck resisting making another, and another.
What you'll need
- Espresso machine
- Espresso coffee grinder
- Coffee (roasted for espresso)
- Coffee dose: 20g
- Grind size: fine
- Brew time: 27 - 30sec
- Output: 40-44 g
- Water temperature 94°C
Note: This is our standard espresso brewing recipe. Many of our coffees have tailored brewing recipes recommended by the roaster. But also remember to experiment and to find your perfect recipe.
Make sure your portafilter basket is dry and clean.
Grind 18,5g of coffee into the basket and make sure it is evenly distributed.
Tamp down the coffee grinds evenly.
Purge the group head by running some hot water through it for a few seconds. This gets rid of any coffee particles and stabilizes the temperature of the group head.
5. PLACE PORTAFILTER
Lock the portafilter into the group head.
Push the brew button and stop after 27 to 30 seconds. Ideally, you should have 50g (60ml) output. If not, adjust the grind size. A finer grind decreases output volume while a coarser grind increases it.
Empty the portafilter basket and purge the group head.