How To Make Espresso in a Machine
Making espresso at home can be easy if you have
a good-quality espresso machine. It's not that complicated either.
Time Required: 10
1. Put 1 tablespoon
of ground coffee into the portafilter (the cupped handle).
2. Tamp down the
3. Insert the portafilter
under the group (where the steam comes out). It usually locks
in with a twist.
4. Place your glass
or cup underneath.
5. Flip the brew
6. Let it pull for
approximately 20 seconds. You'll need to experiment a bit to get
the timing right for your own tastes.
- Shots pulled too quickly may lack flavour,
and shots pulled longer may be bitter. Perfect timing takes
- The instructions are basically the same whether
you have a pump machine or a steam machine.