28 Feb '12, 9am

6 page deep dive on the perfect espresso. Know @Kaboro and @PetesCoffee would approve

6 page deep dive on the perfect espresso. Know @Kaboro and @PetesCoffee would approve

Before brewing, the machine and all its parts need to be warmed up. Every part that comes into contact with the coffee should be warm: the brew head of the machine, the coffee handle and portafilter, the cup, and even the tamper ideally! (Per your machine instructions, you are usually running 2 ounces of water through the head to prime the pump and boiler, and you should prime the pump every time you turn the machine on! But at this point, the water isn't hot yet). After the machine is warm, I always run 2 ounces of water through the brew head (with the coffee handle attached) to further warm things up. The first shot is oftentimes a throwaway among purists ... its a test run to see if everything is running right, if the grind is set right for the particular coffee and "degree of roast" that you are using, and to get everything warmed up. Heat up the machine with the coffe...

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MadCap’s Method: Espresso

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dearcoffeeiloveyou.com 28 Feb '12, 2am

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counterculturecoffee.com 28 Feb '12, 8pm

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