I am a lucky owner of one of the best espresso machines in the world and I sometimes get questions about how I brew espresso. First I want to make clear that I until yesterday never spayed my espresso beans with water, but after I saw James Hoffman’s latest video I'll definitely give it a try! If you haven't seen the video it gives you a great lifehack to reduce the amount of static espresso that fly around and sticks on your grinder. I'll put a link to it below.
So back to the brewing
I always weigh my coffee before and during my extractions to make sure that I follow my preferred brewing recipe and be able to change the flavor of it for the next brew. I dose 19 grams and aim for a 40 gram extraction that usually takes around 25-30 seconds. Furthermore, I think this is a good guideline for a well extracted espresso. If I then experience the coffee in usually a little to tight way I set the grinder slightly courser and get the same amount of coffee and aim for an extraction of 20 seconds. By some reason the second espresso always tastes the best!
COFFEE Espresso: Reserve Espresso from ONA Coffee (incredible good Kenya) Amount in: 19 grams Amount out: 40 grams Ratio: 1:2,1 Brew time: 25 seconds.
EQUIPMENT Machine: La Marzocco Mini Grinder: EK43s Scale: Acaia Lunar Tamper: Block Party from Saint Anthony's Cups: La Marzocco Water: Swedish tap water.
LIFE HACKS Spray: Yes Stir: Yes, 4-5 times. Sips: Always two sips.
How do you brew your espresso? Please send us your profiles, so we can try them out!
What else is there to say? The fact that I can get these competition-grade coffees into the slim mailbox connected to the apartment building makes everything connected to this so insainely hassle free and nice that I can't ever see stopping.
I'm really looking forward to your coffee. But the delivery was so bad that I haven't received any coffee yet. At least I should know the status of my coffee packet. No one has contacted me to tell me about the coffee. If you're going to judge coffee, at least wait until I get it. I don't know which express company is in our country, but at least I contacted China Post and didn't find this package. I have made up my mind to lose the package, but I hope to receive it soon and enjoy your coffee. In particular, I sent an e-mail yesterday did not receive any response, I think I did not receive the package before your side is obligated to help me contact the Courier Company to get the package situation.