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Brew Guides

How to use Espresso Makers & Machines

You don't need to be a professional barista to learn how to use an espresso machine at home, but there is a technique to follow. We have created a simple, step by step guide, and even if you do not have this exact machine, the technique is the same to make sure you make the best tasting espresso every time.

recipe

RECIPE

Makes 1 Double Espresso

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

Espresso Machine

INGREDIENTS

18g Artisan Coffee Co. Whole Bean Espresso Coffee

Filtered Water

BREW TIME

28 - 35 Seconds

BREW WEIGHT

36-40g

BUY COFFEE

Espresso Makers & Machines Compatible Coffee

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01

Set up your espresso machine by filling up the water tank with filtered water and turning on. Place the portafilter on to the scales and zero.

 

artisan coffee co espresso makers & machines set up fill water tank filtered portafilter scales zerobrew guide
02

Grind the coffee into your porter filter and check you have 18g of coffee by returning the filled portafilter back to the scales.

 

artisan coffee co espresso makers & machines brew guide grind porter filter 18g scales
03

Make sure the coffee is gently pressed down so it is flat and even before tamping.

 

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04

Tamp the coffee using the tamper. Push down ensuring that it is flat and even. This is important to help ensure an even and balanced extract.

 

artisan coffee co espresso makers & machines brew guide tamp tamper even balanced grounds
05

Insert the portafilter into the machine and firmly secure.

 

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06

Place a pre-heated cup underneath the porter filter and start brewing your espresso by selecting the double shot. We are aiming for 36-40g in weight.

 

artisan coffee co espresso makers & machines brew guide heated cup porter filter brewing espresso double shot
07

Once finished the espresso is ready. Serve immediately and Enjoy!

 

08

Don’t forget to remove the portafilter and discard the coffee puck. Run another shot of water through the machine without any coffee and wipe the underside of the shower plate. This will help keep your machine clean and extend its life.

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