Brew Time: 27 Seconds
Lucky you – either you have a home espresso machine (we can only dream) or you’re a barista or café-owner looking to get the best espresso possible. If you’re the latter, we highly suggest checking out our Wholesale page, where you can get real-life training from our AST certified trainer, Lenka! If you’re still curious, here are our best practices.
Rinse your grouphead with hot water!
Weigh your portafilter
Finely grind 18g of coffee (our Single-Estate espresso is a fine choice) for a double shot and add to portafilter.
Distribute the coffee with your fingers so it is evenly spaced in the portafilter.
Tamp your coffee using about 30lbs of pressure, and polish the top of it by spinning your tamper.
Insert your portafilter and begin your shot immediately. Your ideal shot should be around 27 seconds long.
Every machine is different. You may have to play with grind size and weight to find the shot that works the best for you. Pouring fast? Try a finer grind. Pouring slow? Make it slightly coarser. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it once you get that perfect, smooth shot of espresso topped with silky crema!
How do you pull your espresso shots?
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