When freshly brewed espresso is prepared correctly, it is a delight. Purchase your favorite coffee beans and grind them for use in an espresso machine. Check to see that your machine is clean and filled with filtered water before you begin preparing the espresso.
Before you begin, run the machine briefly without a portafilter attached to clear the ground head of any debris. Then, insert the portafilter into the machine, place your demitasse glass beneath it, and press the button to begin your shot.
The espresso should be ready in 25 to 30 seconds, but you need a lot of practice with your specific machine and a lot of taste tests before you can get the shots that you want. If the final product is too light or dark in color or tastes too acidic or bitter, topped with a fine layer of caramel-colored crema to ensure that it meets all of the requirements.
Remove the portafilter and fill it with espresso. When you begin to pull the shot, you should notice a creamy espresso drip into your cup. Remember to clean your machine after each use.
Prepare your beans by grinding and measuring them. To make one or two espresso shots, grind enough dark roast coffee beans in a high-quality grinder to yield one or two espresso shots.
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OCM was started in 2007, focusing first on coffee machines, then marketing for coffee and food and beverage companies. Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
OCM has also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of the modules are running in the Singapore Skillsfuture Classes in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes.
For the readers (coffee lovers), we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).
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