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🛒 Start with anything, an espresso roast would be wonderful


⚖️ 18 g

⚙️ Espresso fine, 10-20 in Niche Grinder

🕒 00:30 minutes

💧 Out: 36 mL @ 🌡️ 92-95°C


☕ Espresso

Recipe contributed by the amazing
🧑🏻‍💼 Mashex

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Step 1:

Weight out 18g of coffee, and grind with a relatively fine grind setting.

Step 2:

Use a WDT tool (search it online, you can make it yourself) to level off the grounds, and then tamp the coffee(not too strongly, or else water won't pass)

Step 3:

Now that you've properly tamped, it's time to extract. Make sure that your machine is preheated.

Step 4:

Place your scale underneath the brew head, and start a timer when you start the pump.

Step 5:

You want to reach for 25s-30s run time on the pump (extraction time) and have double the weight of the grounds you use. ie 18g in => 36g out. you will need to stop the pump when you are close to the target output.

Step 6:

If you are reaching your target output too fast (ie before 25s-30s) then grind finer. if it is too slow (then grind coarser). make small adjustments and repeat.

Step 7:

Now once you've found this 25s-30s 1:2 input:output ratio. try it a few times to make sure you can get consistent results.

Step 8:

Once you can get consistent results, then you can taste the espresso and adjust the dose, yield, extraction time based on your taste.

The Basic

Espresso is a coffee-brewing method of Italian origin, in which a small amount of nearly boiling water (about 90 °C or 190 °F) is forced under 9–10 bars (900–1,000 kPa; 130–150 psi) of pressure (expressed) through finely-ground coffee beans. Espresso coffee can be made with a wide variety of coffee beans and roast degrees. The amount of water and coffee is usually slightly variable depending on the espresso machine.

But, the result is the same. You get a concentrated, flavorful dose of coffee that highlights aspects of the brew different from other brew methods and also creates the delicious crema on the surface of the shot.

What we'll do here is give you a baseline and you have to tune it using trial and error depending upon your machine and grinder.

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