How to Make Coffee with an Espresso Machines
Use Good Water
Fill up your water reservoir. The best is spring water, but distilled water works too.
Use 14-18 grams of coffee beans for an espresso table. Use 7-9 grams for a solo. You can still use volumetric dosing, by weighing c the scoops.
Dump your coffee grounds in the portafilter, aiming to distribute them evenly in the filter basket. Lightly tap the portafilter to achieve perfect distribution.
Turn on the espresso machine and ensure the boiler is hot.
The light on your machine will indicate when the machine is ready.
Grind your coffee finely.
The grind size is smaller than for drip coffee. The grind size is comparable to table salt, for a comparison.
Give it a good tamp, aim filter, aiming to dis- for about 30 pounds of tribute them evenly pressure. in the filter basket. Lightly tap the portafilter to achieve perfect distribution.
Lock the portafilter onto the brew head of your machine and press the brew button.
Pull the Shot
Aim for 25 seconds extraction time. Depending on how fine is coffee ground, this can vary up and down by 5 seconds.Source: Brewing Guides