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What You'll Need:

  • Espresso machine
  • Coffee grinder
  • Scale
  • Shot glass


  1. Fill the water reservoir of the espresso machine and turn it on to preheat.
  2. Weigh and grind 18 grams of coffee beans to a fine consistency.
  3. Distribute the ground coffee evenly in the portafilter and tamp it down firmly.
  4. Lock the portafilter into the espresso machine and place the shot glass under the spout.
  5. Start the extraction process and let the espresso drip into the shot glass for 25-30 seconds.
  6. Stop the extraction process and discard the used coffee grounds.
  7. Serve and enjoy!


  • Adjust the grind size to control the extraction rate. A finer grind will produce a stronger flavor, while a coarser grind will produce a milder flavor.
  • If you prefer stronger coffee, increase the coffee to water ratio or use a darker roast.
  • If you prefer weaker coffee, decrease the coffee to water ratio or use
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Brew Ratios

Use this chart as a quick reference for weighing out the right amount of coffee.

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