The unfortunate truth with espresso, you can’t skimp out on the machine. It’s a tricky business. But with the right tools, the challenge is about patience and practice.
what you’ll need
Double basket, bottomless portafilter
learn to brew the perfect cup with these great tools
2. Purge your grouphead thoroughly with hot water.
3. For a double shot, grind between 18–21 grams of coffee into your basket. The proper grind is crucial to a balanced, delicious shot of espresso. It might be necessary to adjust its fineness a bit. In general, the grind ought to be quite fine.
4. Distribute the coffee by drawing a finger across it in a series of alternating swipes. It is most effective to alternate sides in a series of 90 degree increments (top to bottom, then left to right, and so on).
6.Position the portafilter in the grouphead and start your shot. We recommend pulling it into a pre-heated ceramic demitasse.
8. Some people like to stir a shot after it’s been pulled; some like to sip immediately in order to experience its many layers of flavor. This is up to you. We serve it with a sparkling water back.