Brewing Directions: Espresso

Espresso is a rich, concentrated coffee that is the base for many popular coffee drinks. If you have some delicious coffee beans from The Sugar Dragon, here's how to make the perfect shot of espresso:

  1. Start by grinding your coffee beans to a fine consistency. You'll need about 7 grams of coffee per shot.

  2. Pack the coffee grounds into the espresso machine's portafilter. Use a tamper to firmly press the grounds down.

  3. Turn on the espresso machine and wait for it to heat up. The water should be between 190-200°F.

  4. Place your cup under the espresso spout and start the extraction. The shot should take about 25-30 seconds.

  5. Once the shot is complete, turn off the espresso machine and carefully remove the portafilter.

  6. Enjoy your freshly brewed shot of espresso as is, or use it as the base for a latte or cappuccino.

Espresso is a versatile coffee that can be enjoyed in many ways. Experiment with different ratios of coffee to water and brewing times to find the perfect combination for your taste. With high-quality beans from The Sugar Dragon and the right brewing techniques, you can create a delicious shot of espresso any time of day. Happy brewing!