(Recommended ratio of 1:5)

Brewers and coffee specialists’ favourite!

Brewing great espresso may take a little practice and experimentation to master which is all part of the fun. Grind, weight and time are key factors when brewing espresso, and most likely, you’ll have to adjust one or more of these elements several times to get your shot perfected.

Espresso is the result of a fine or medium grind of coffee using the pressure method and is the base for most barista drinks.                                                                                                                            


  • Gives a smooth and strong flavor.
  • Easy to prepare lattes with.


  • Very sensitive to grind size.
  • Can be messy to use.                                                                                                                                                               

Preparation steps:                                                                                                                                              

  1. Ground the beans using a special calibrated espresso grinder on a medium fine grind. Try it with our BLACKCoffee espresso blend that has been crafted and roasted just to fit espresso brewing.
  2. Pour 7g (for single shot) and 14g (for double shot) into the porta filter.
  3. Place the porta filter on a flat surface to allow equal distribution of the grounds.
  4. Tamp the grounds using a heavy tamper, gently with your body weight without forced pressure.
  5. Set the porta filters in their specific gaskets and let the espresso pour into the specific cup.


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