Brew Guide: Espresso
Tools you will need
- Espresso Machine
- Coffee Grinder
- Digital Scale
- 18g of finely ground coffee
- 28 seconds – 32s seconds
Clean & dry your group handle & filter basket to prepare for dosing your ground coffee. Also tare your scale to get an accurate ground coffee dose in the filter basket.
Dose your coffee according to the capacity of your filter basket. So for our basket pictured here it is a 19g basket so we have dosed 18g of ground coffee. When brewing espresso you are often best keeping to a brew ratio of 1:2, so for example , 18g dry coffee in > 36ml espresso out = 28 seconds – 32 seconds
Distribute & settle the coffee evenly in the filter basket making sure the coffee is equally spread.
Tamp your coffee until you can feel it stopping giving way under pressure. Remember to keep your tamp straight when pushing down as a wonky tamp will result in imperfect extraction!
Flush water through the grouphead to prepare the group for brewing and to clean away any old coffee grounds left in the grouphead.
Gently insert the group handle into the machine and start brewing your espresso.
Time & weigh your brew, stopping in line with your recipe. So following this example we would stick to our 1:2 brew ratio and follow a recipe of 18g dry coffee in > 36ml espresso out = 28 seconds – 32 seconds.
Add milk if you are creating a milk based drink or serve and enjoy if brewing a espresso.