Even though we love making our lattes and long blacks, there’s something rather thrilling when you perfect the at-home espresso. Remember though, you’re rewarded the more you keep at it. Practice makes perfecto.
20g of finely ground coffee
40g of finished wet coffee
30 seconds extraction
Our popular espresso beans include Colombia Popayan, Ethiopia Hama and pretty much everything in our special release range.
Distribute the coffee evenly in the basket. Then using a tamper, press down firmly to achieve an even bed of coffee grounds. So satisfying!
Insert the portafilter into the grouphead, and place the scales underneath, taring the cup. Start the extraction, then stop it when you reach around 40g of extracted wet coffee, in around 30 seconds.
And there you have it, a perfect espresso.
Extraction is not always easy. We’re happy to answer your questions and share more tips on the phone and in our stores.
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