Espresso at Home

Please be aware that the environment will always impact the conditions under which you brew. Temperature & humidity are two notable factors which may mean your grind setting or extraction time range needs to be altered.

Changes made to the grind setting have consistent results across all brew methods. A coarse grind allows water to pass through coffee without as much resistance as a fine one. It will also mean that the brew time of a courser grind will be longer to allow the flavor to be fully extracted.

A finer grind results in smaller coffee particles, exposing more surface area to the brewing water which can therefore ‘access’ and dissolve the available flavors more easily.

Additionally, always take into account the high level of influence that water chemistry has in your brewing. Experiment with using different bottled waters if your tap water seems to leave you struggling to tune your brews to your taste.

Equipment needed:

  • Home Espresso Machine
  • Scale
  • Tamper 
  • Grinder (electric)
  • Fresh Specialty coffee (order here) 
  • Filtered water 

Recommended Recipe: 

  • Ratio 1/2
  • 18g coffee / 36 g brewed coffee
  • Varies between 25 – 30 sec extraction time
  • Boiler temp – 90 – 93 ℃

Our Guidelines: 

  • Fill the water tank of the espresso machine with filtered coffee and turn on to heat the up to desired temperature
  • Place portafilter on the scale and “tare” to zero 
  • Grind the desired amount of coffee in the portafilter’s basket
  • Place on the scale to check you have the desired amount
  • Place the portafilter on the edge of the desk and with an appropriate force temp or press down the tamper to compress the coffee bed
  • Flush the group head in order to rinse for previous use and stabilize the water temp
  • Clean the edges of the portafilter for any coffee remains and gently insert it in the group head
  • Place you cup on the scale under the group head and immediately press the button to start your extraction (if the machine doesn’t have a timer use your phone or a digital timer to ensure you have the correct time based on your recipe)
  • When finished take the cup of fresh espresso form the machine and clean your portafilter and group head
  • Discard from portafilter spent coffee and clean the portafilter using a dry and clean cloth
  • Rinse the group head after every use 
  • Give you espresso 5 stirs suing a clean spoon and enjoy that morning “__________”
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