Espresso is a super-fast, concentrated coffee brew. Using pressure and a very fine grind, an espresso machine can extract and magnify a coffee's flavor profile by using a minimal amount of water. The extraction happens so quickly, small changes in the brewing recipe will make enormous differences in the flavor of the final drink.

What You Need:

  • Freshly roasted Outlier Espresso Blend
  • Espresso machine
  • Tamper
  • Espresso grinder
  • Scale
  • Timer
  • Mug

Lets Brew:

  1. Remove portafilter, empty portafilter and wipe out any grinds.
  2. Flush and rinse grouphead. 
  3. Place the portafilter on the scale and tare.
  4. Add 18g of coffee ground for espresso to the portafilter, even our the coffee bed by tamping the sides or swiping sideway to ensure even distribution. 
  5. Tamp the coffee bed evenly and firmly on a flat surface. (Keep the tamper perpendicular to the portafilter to ensure a level tamp. Unleveled tamps can lead to channelling).
  6. Put your scale on the drip tray and tare your cup.
  7. Insert portafilter into the grouphead and brew immediately, measure the beverage weight and stop at a yield of 35g. (Note: Aim for shots to run between 25-30 seconds. If shots run longer or shorter from the ideal brew time, adjust grind size). 
  8. Knock out used puck.
  9. Flush and rinse grouphead.
  10. Enjoy!
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