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A quick guide to making your own espresso at home(2)

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Expert advice.

Pay attention to the brewing and output times. An espresso should be brewed in 25-30 seconds. If it takes longer, your grinder is too coarse. If it takes less than 25 seconds, your grinder is too fine. You should have about 1 oz (30 ml) of espresso per cup of coffee.

Adjust the grind. If the coffee you brew is too light, adjust the grind to a finer one. If the coffee comes out too bitter, adjust the grind more coarsely.

Use the scale. For a consistently delicious espresso, use a scale to measure your coffee beans and water. This will help ensure that you are using the correct amount of each ingredient.

Store your coffee beans properly. Coffee beans deteriorate quickly once they are roasted. For best results, store them in an airtight container at room temperature.

Don't overdo it: If you find yourself adding more and more coffee to your coffee to make it stronger, you may be over-extracting it. This will result in a bitter taste to the coffee. Instead, try using a finer grind.


Can I make espresso without a machine?

Yes, you can.

If you don't have an espresso machine, you can use a stovetop espresso machine or a French press.

A stovetop espresso machine works by boiling water in the lower chamber and forcing it through the ground coffee in the filter basket. French presses also work by boiling water and pushing it through the coffee grounds, but instead of using a filter basket, the grounds are placed directly in the coffee pot.

Both methods produce a full-bodied coffee, but it is not a proper espresso as it does not have the crema that is characteristic of espresso drinks.

To make espresso using a French press.

Add the boiling water to the coffee pot along with the ground coffee. Stir well and steep for 4 minutes. Then, slowly press the plunger and filter the coffee. Pour your espresso into a cup and enjoy!

Is espresso the healthiest coffee?

Espresso is a strong coffee with a high concentration of caffeine. Caffeine has been shown to have various health benefits, including increased mental alertness and a reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

While espresso may have some health benefits, it is also important to remember that it is a concentrated form of coffee. This means that if consumed in excess, it can also have some negative effects, such as increased anxiety and insomnia. Therefore, it is important to consume espresso in moderation.


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