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    Brew guide: Espresso Machine

    As the love and appreciation of good coffee grows, so too does the popularity of home espresso machines. It’s time to unleash your inner barista!

    Remember, to keep coffee hotter for longer, fill cups with hot water for a minute before making your coffee.

    Equipment

    • Espresso machine
    • Fresh ground coffee
    • Measuring spoon
    • Tamp

    Step 1
    Fill the water tank with fresh filtered water before you turn the espresso machine on.

    Step 2
    When you turn your espresso machine on, flush water out of the group head through the handle.

    Step 3
    Pre-flush and purge the steam wand.

    Step 4
    Fill the filter basket with coffee to the top, then tamp lightly with a slight twist to ensure coffee is level.

    Step 5
    Lock the group handle into place (right angle) and start the water immediately.

    Step 6
    Position the cups into place under the spout.

    Step 7
    Your coffee should pour out of the handle like warm honey. Note: if it is pouring out quickly it is considered to be under extracted and will taste sour. To fix this, have your coffee ground finer.

    Under extraction video guide:

    Alternatively, if coffee is pouring out slowly or is dripping through this is considered over extraction and it will taste bitter and burnt. To remedy this, have your coffee ground more coarsely.

    Over extraction video guide:

    The result of a perfect extraction should be a rich chocolate-coloured shot with a consistent, golden layer of crema.

    Ideal extraction video guide:

    For tips and hints on perfecting the art of milk frothing, click here.

    Remember, when making coffee at home:

    • Fresh is best when it comes to coffee – we recommend buying your coffee in smaller quantities, more frequently.
    • We custom-grind for all brewing methods – just tell our staff how you make your coffee at home, or select your brewing method when you order online.
    • Use filtered water where possible.
    • Water should always be hot but not boiling, as boiling water will burn the coffee grounds. Aim for 92°c.