The choices to brew your perfect cup ofcoffee are unlimited… from the weirdand wonderful to the practical and sophisticated.
A good espresso has the power to make or break one’s day. It is such avolatile process, as you are sending so much pressurethrough a small biscuit of coffee.
If you follow these easy steps using fresh, good quality coffee you are sure to hit the nail on the head, or at least get the perfectespresso into the cup.
YOU WILL NEED：
·Your favorite espresso cups
1.Preheat your cup with hot water and set it aside.
2.Remove your portafilterand using a cloth wipe it out to makesure itclean and dry.
3.Grind and dose your coffee into the portafilterbasket. It should weigh somewhere between 19-21g.
4.Tap the portafilter once or twiceto settle the coffee in the basket and then distribute thegrounds evenly with your finger.
5.Using your tamper, tamp the coffee ensuring it sitsflat and level allowing for an even extraction.
6.Flush(purge) your groupheadwith water for a few second to clean it from any old grinds. Remember that cup you preheated? You might wantto discard the water now.
7.Insert portafilter into the grouphead andstart the brewing process.
Place your favorite cup under theportafilter and watch the espressopour. It should comeout as a steady stream gradually increasing in speed. It should take 20-30seconds, if it looks pale, tastes thin and a little weak, adjust your grind finer. If it pulls too short, looks too dark, and tastesbitter, adjust the grind coarser.