Espresso Brew Guide
Early espresso machines were developed to produce individual service coffee almost instantaneously, using large copper boilers and steam pressure. The core difference between espresso and filter coffee is the use of pressure to accelerate the brewing process, giving you a lightning fast brew in around thirty seconds, compared to the ponderous three minutes of a drip filter. The speed and pressure element of espresso makes it uniquely volatile, and tricky to master, but also incredibly satisfying when you do get it right.Brew Guides / Espresso
What you'll need to get started...
Common Problems & Troubleshooting
Basket Size & Ratios
I can’t fit 18g of coffee in my basket. You will need to adjust the proportions of your shot accordingly. These numbers are intended as guideposts to get you started, rather than hard rules to stick to.
|Dry Coffee Weight||Espresso Weight||Extraction Time|
|14g||25g||22 - 27 seconds|
|15g||27g||24 - 29 seconds|
|16g||29g||26 - 31 seconds|
|17g||30.5g||28 - 33 seconds|
|18g||32g||30 - 35 seconds|
|19g||34g||32 - 37 seconds|
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