Espresso is one of the most loved and famous coffee beverages which is entirely made by coffee and water. Sometimes it leaves me surprised to remember that the actual brewing process and the recipe of Espresso is so simple, yet so tasty and healthy!
In this article, I will explain you the entire process of making Espresso, and at the same time, I will offer you some tips which will help you get the most of your coffee machine in terms of coffee quality and taste!
First and foremost, what would you require in order to make espresso? Well, three things such as Espresso machine, grinder, and ground of coffee!
There are multiple types of espresso machine including Steam-Driven espresso machines, Piston-Driven espresso machines, Pump-driven espressos machines, Manual, Semi-Automatic, Fully-Automatic, Super-Automatic, Ultra-Automatic espresso machines, etc. Although they differ a lot in terms of price and design, all of them have one purpose – which is to make Espresso!
First of all, it is essential to get a quality espresso machine, and sometimes the price is crucial. If you ask me, I’d prioritize those machines that cost a bit more. For instance, Google will help you a lot, and all you would have to do is to type best espresso machine under 300.
There are two types of grinders, such as blade and burr. Personally, I favor the burr ones because they are more efficient, hence, I’d recommend you to get burr grinders as well.
The taste and the qualiy of the espresso entirely depends on the quality of the coffee ground. Therefore, do not hesitate to invest a bit more, since in the end, you will be the one who is going to drink that Espresso!
Now, what are the steps to make an Espresso?
The first step is to fill the reservoir of your espresso machine with water. The best resulst are achieved with cold, filtered water.
After that, you would have to turn your machine and wait until it reaches the optimal temperature, and this may vary upon the type of the espresso machine you’ll be using.
Moreover, run the machine for a few seconds and wipe off the inside of the portafilter and the underside of the group head.
If we assume that you already have a ground coffee, try to store between 18-21 grams of freshly ground coffee into the portafilter and as the coffee starts to release from the chute, it is advisable that you rotate the portafilter because by doing that, you can ensure that the coffee ground is situated evenly in the basket.
Last but not least, return the portafilter to the group head and press on the brewing button!
Finally, this is the most common way to brew Espresso, there are some recipes available that can let you make Espresso without an espresso machine, however, I want to keep things simple when it comes to coffee, since the flavor is my number 1 thing, and I wouldn’t experiment a lot!