How to Make Starbucks
Espresso at Home?

They use very finely ground coffee to make Starbucks lattes. Lattes are made with espresso roast coffee. When you order a shot of espresso, you'll get a shot of freshly ground coffee.

When it comes to roasting, the goal is to get the coffee beans as dark as possible without burning them. Molasses and caramelized sugar can be detected in the air. 

It's important to use high-quality coffee grinding machines. The coffee is ground to a great degree of uniformity. When brewing your own coffee at home, grind your beans just before brewing. Coffee beans that have been ground too long in advance should be avoided.

When there aren't enough coffee grounds, the brew becomes bitter and over-extracted. The coffee is under-extracted and lacks the full flavor of the blended coffee when there are too many grounds.

Inadequate proportions in the coffee-making process are the most prevalent error, but they are also the easiest to correct. Different grinds are needed depending on the brewing method. Coffee beans that have been ground too long in advance should be avoided.

Coffee that is over-extracted or bitter is caused by a lack of coffee grounds. Under-extracted coffee from a blend that has too many grinds is a problem. The most common coffee-making mistake is a lack of proportion, which is also the simplest to fix. Depending on the type of brewing procedure, different grinds are needed.

  • Grind Correctly and Freshly
    Freshly ground coffee, according to coffee enthusiasts, is superior to pre-ground batches. The aroma and flavor of freshly ground coffee is released when it is exposed to oxygen. At Starbucks, you can hear the grinding of coffee beans! The best way to grind coffee is to utilize the correct technique. Filters with conical bottoms require a finer grind than those with flat bottoms.
  • Correct Water/Coffee Ratios are required.
    It's simple to spoil a cup of coffee by using the wrong amount of water and coffee. Too much coffee makes for a bland brew, while not enough coffee results in a bitter concoction. 2 teaspoons of coffee for every 6 ounces of water is generally sufficient.

Starbucks stores use high-quality coffee grinders that grind the coffee very well and keep it the same size all the time. Every time you make an espresso shot, the coffee is ground to the right size for that shot.

If you don't grind your coffee right before you brew it or if you use a cheap grinder, your coffee might not be as good at home.

Coffee's flavor is greatly influenced by the type of water used in its preparation. Always use filtered water that has been thoroughly cleaned.

  • Variety of Brewing Techniques.
    There isn't just one way to brew coffee, as evidenced by the plethora of coffee machines available for purchase. Cheap coffee makers, French presses, pour overs, and Chemex can all be used to brew an excellent cup of coffee. French Press coffee is widely regarded as the best because of its coarse grinds.

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OCM ( was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link). 

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 

OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM

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. 

So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates: 

For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube

For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG

For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN 

PS: For the 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).