Espresso requires finely ground beans to generate a strong shot since the water passes through the beans fast.
An espresso is a shot of coffee that is rich, black, and intense in flavor. A pressure of around 9 bar is applied during brewing to ensure complete flavor extraction in a short amount of time.
One ounce single shots or two ounces double shots are typical serving sizes. It is distinguished by the presence of a thick, creamy top layer known as the crema, which floats on top of the dessert.
If you want to make espresso, you'll need to choose a fine grind setting, which means that the ground particles will be about 0.8 mm in diameter. In general, the amount of espresso produced by a given espresso machine depends on the type of coffee bean and the type of espresso machine. Start with a medium-fine setting and fine-tune your grinder based on the quality of your espresso.
It's all a matter of trial and error when it comes to finding the perfect coffee grinder setting. Every time you buy a bag of coffee, you may need to grind in a different way to get the best flavor from it.
Make a cup of coffee and observe how long it takes to brew to determine the proper grind setting. If the coffee is watery and thin, you've used a coarser grind than necessary. Try a finer grind next time around.
A fine grind is ideal for stovetop espresso makers. Sugar-like in size and texture. In addition, the grind should be a little coarser than that of a conventional espresso machine. Because the coffee ground is only in touch with water for a short period of time.
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OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) 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).