How to Make Perfect Espresso Every Time
Making espresso coffee can seem like a daunting task if you have never done it before, but with a little practice, you will be able to make perfect espresso every time. We will discuss the basics of making espresso, as well as different types of espresso and their variations, and also we will tell you how to descale nespresso at home. So let’s get started!
The first thing you need to do is make sure you have the right equipment. You will need an espresso machine, coffee grinder, tamper, and measuring spoons. The espresso machine should be able to produce at least 19 bars of pressure in order to create a proper crema.
The next step is to grind your coffee beans. The coarseness of the grind depends on the type of espresso you are making. For a traditional Italian-style espresso, you will want a fine grind. If you are making Americano or cappuccino, you can use a medium or coarse grind instead.
Once your coffee has been ground, it is time to measure it out. In general, you will want to use about 18 grams of coffee for a single shot of espresso. However, you may need to adjust this amount depending on the type of espresso machine you are using.
Now it is time to make the coffee. Fill the portafilter with ground coffee and tamp it down firmly. Make sure the coffee is evenly packed so that there is an even extraction. Then place it in the espresso machine and start brewing.
The final step is to enjoy your delicious cup of espresso! There are many different variations of espresso, so feel free to experiment until you find your favorite version.