Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make coffee:
- Preheat the coffee machine to ensure that the water reaches the optimal temperature for brewing.
- Weigh out 18g of coffee beans. This will ensure that you have the right amount of coffee for a balanced flavor.
- Grind the coffee beans to the desired consistency. The grind size will depend on the brewing method you are using. For example, a fine grind is typically used for espresso.
- Add the ground coffee to the portafilter, which is the part of the coffee machine where the coffee is placed for brewing.
- Tamp the ground coffee evenly and firmly using a tamper. This will help to create a level surface and ensure even extraction of flavors during brewing.
- Insert the portafilter into the coffee machine. Make sure it is securely in place.
- Pre-infuse the coffee by allowing a small amount of water to saturate the coffee grounds before the full extraction process begins. This helps to release the flavors and aromas of the coffee.
- Pull the coffee shot by starting the extraction process. The ideal extraction time is around 30 seconds, and you should aim to extract around 27g of coffee.
- Once the coffee shot is ready, remove the portafilter from the machine and discard the used coffee grounds.
Savor the delightful taste of your freshly brewed coffee! Feel free to enjoy it as it is or enhance the experience by adding a splash of milk, a sprinkle of sugar, or any other delicious flavorings that tickle your taste buds.