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What you need to extract a balanced and tasty espresso.
- An espresso machine.
- An automatic coffee grinder. Unfortunately, a hand grinder won't do as we are after fine and consistent ground particles.
- A filter basket.
- Two spout group handle
- A tamper that is nicely fitting your filter basket.
- A tamper mat that protects against damage to your bench top.
- A barista scale that allows you to weigh one digit after the decimal point.
- And, of course, delicious freshly roasted coffee.
Espresso extraction instructions for humans.
You got a new shiny espresso machine at home, bought delicious freshly roasted specialty coffee and still don’t quite manage to extract the perfect espresso. Pulling the perfect espresso requires heaps of practice, patience and precision. So here are some handy step-by-step instructions to get you there.
Let's decode the Barista slang:
- Dose: The amount of dry coffee ground which goes into the filter basket. Note double baskets range from 14g to 22g capacity. Hence the dose varies with filter basket size. Measured in grams. Weigh on a scale.
- Yield: The amount of liquid coffee extracted. Measured in grams. Weigh on a scale.
- Extraction ratio: Ratio between ‘dose’ and ‘yield’
- Time: The total extraction time, measured in seconds.
Step 1: Grinding
Step 2: Basket size and dosing
Step 3: Tamping
Step 4: Espresso extraction
Learn Espresso making at our roastery.
1:1 Barista Course: Espresso Making
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