Brew the perfect espresso
Short, dark and handsome. Find out how to brew the perfect espresso every time. Busy, busy but got a few seconds to spare? Take a look at the quick and instant version. Want to take it slower? Check out the step by step scenes and we'll take you through it one expert move at a time. Watch, skip, repeat, go brew!
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Here's what you need before you get brewing.
Tamper & Tampingmat
1 for portafilter, 1 for driptray, 1 for countertop
Cups/glasses, saucers & spoons
Remove the portafilter from the group and wipe filter basket clean and dry with a cloth.
Grind the desired amount of coffee.
Distribute the coffee evenly and tamp.
Clean the rim of the filter basket.
Flush the group head and wipe dry the drip tray.
Lock the portafilter into the group head, position the cups and immediately start the extraction.
Stop the extraction at the desired amount of espresso and check the extraction time.
"The perfect espresso should have just the right balance of acidity, bitterness and sweetness."
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Purging doesn’t just clean the grouphead (very important). It also makes sure there’s no drop in temperature when the water starts to come through. As little as a couple of degrees too low can lead to under-extraction and affect the flavour of the coffee.
Mastered that one? Of course you have. So move on the next masterclass.