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Espresso Machine

Espresso Machine

The closest you can get to that café experience, espresso machines can take some getting used to. However, once you’ve got the knack, nothing beats the strong, full-bodied brews you can achieve.

The closest you can get to that café experience, espresso machines can take some getting used to. However, once you’ve got the knack, nothing beats the strong, full-bodied brews you can achieve.

You'll Need

Espresso machine

Whole bean coffee

Grinder (unless in-built)

Scale

Tamper

Coffee cup

Espresso machine

Whole bean coffee

Grinder (unless in-built)

Scale

Tamper

Coffee cup

Method

Here are some general steps but do refer to your manual too as individual machines do vary.

1. Begin by turning on & preheating your espresso machine (some machines can take up to 25 minutes).

2. Use around 11g of ground coffee for a single espresso portafilter & 18g for a double. Go for a fine grind.

3. Tap the side of your portafilter to level out the coffee. Then press down the coffee firmly & evenly with your tamper.

4. Now lock in your portafilter by raising it into the group head & twisting it until it locks.

5. To make an espresso, select single or double espresso. Have your coffee cup ready underneath.

Here are some general steps but do refer to your manual too as individual machines do vary.

1. Begin by turning on & preheating your espresso machine (some machines can take up to 25 minutes).

2. Use around 11g of ground coffee for a single espresso portafilter & 18g for a double. Go for a fine grind.

3. Tap the side of your portafilter to level out the coffee. Then press down the coffee firmly & evenly with your tamper.

4. Now lock in your portafilter by raising it into the group head & twisting it until it locks.

5. To make an espresso, select single or double espresso. Have your coffee cup ready underneath.

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