How the Espresso works

Pressurized water is pushed through a chamber/puck of finely ground coffee beans, through a filter, resulting in what we call a shot of espresso.


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How to make Espresso with an Espresso machine

  1. Measure and grind your beans.
    Single shot = 6 to 8 g of coffee. Double shot = 15 g of coffee. Coffee-to-water ratio = 1:2.
  2. Place coffee grounds in your portafilter and distribute evenly. Tamp down the grounds.
  3. Before you start, run the machine briefly without a portafilter in place to clear the ground head.
  4. Next, lock the portafilter into the machine, position your demitasse glass or other vessel underneath, and start your shot.
  5. The espresso should be ready after 25 to 30 seconds.
  6. Prepare milk if using.
  7. Serve & enjoy!

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