How To Make Espresso With
Espresso Maker?

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.

  • A single espresso shot will require between 6 and 8 grams of coffee grounds on average, though this can be adjusted up or down depending on personal preference.

    For a double shot, the weight is approximately 15 grams. Make use of the finest setting on your grinder if you want your grounds to be powdery and fine. 

  • Your shot should be evenly distributed and tamed. Once you have the amount of grounds in your portafilter that you are satisfied with, distribute the grounds evenly with your finger, place the portafilter on a countertop or other flat surface, and then tamp down on the grounds with the tamper. Once this is completed, you will have a compact disk of espresso in the portafilter.

  • Prepare milk if desired and enjoy. After that, you can steam your milk to make a latte or other milk-based drink.  Enjoy your freshly brewed espresso!

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In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years: 

OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM 

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Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with. 

Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops: 

OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more. 

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