Learn how to dial in coffee grind size for making espresso. Marc from Whole Latte love shows you a basic technique for setting grind size to make good espresso. Learn about dosing weight, tamping, how to determine if a machine needs a flush prior to making espresso and how to flush a semi-automatic machine if required.
When making espresso, there’s probably as many different techniques for tamping as there are tampers to choose from.
By now most of us have probably heard of something referred to as the Golden Rule
Choosing a quality tamper is often overlooked as an important consideration of brewing good espresso. I like to think that brewing espresso is a lot like a science experiment. You have many variables that need to be adjusted or altered so that you are able to brew the best shot possible. Tamping is a key part of making that great shot of espresso, and a quality tamper can contribute to your success.
Compressing ground coffee into a portafilter seems straightforward, but there is more to it than you would think!