Espresso machines are one-of-a-kind coffee machines that produce a strong, smooth and more flavourful coffee. In 1884, the first machine for making espresso was built and patented by Angelo Moriondo in Italy. The basis of creating a good espresso is of course a precisely heated supply of water to brew with while also needing a way of creating steam to prepare those delicious milky beverages.
Digital gram scale (optional)
Timer (or your favourite 2-mins song)
PREP AND GRIND
Ensure the portafilter is cleaned and dried.
Grind the coffee to as fine as confectioner’s sugar and load into the portafilter.
Using those magic fingers to even out the ground.
Tamping the portafilter with enough pressure just to seal the coffee evenly. Give it a slight twist to “smooth” out the grounds.
Purge hot water through the grouphead to make sure everything is hot.
Lock the portafilter in place and pull your shot into a cup.
Start your timer immediately.
The entire extraction should take around 20 – 30 seconds to yield approx. 25 – 35 grams of those coffee goodness.
SERVE AND ENJOY
We recommend serving espresso alongside a cup of water.
Don’t forget to clean the group-head and portafilter…
Whether you are a coffee lover who wants to up your game, a business owner or someone who simply likes to start a home-brewing ritual, we’ve got you covered. At our training lab at Vietnam Coffee Republic, we offer a variety of introductory courses on coffee brewing and tasting know-how. These classes will be a quick shot of “espresso” to boost your understanding of coffee and how to best enjoy your delicious cup of joe.
Our classes are delivered by VCR’s A-team baristas in a well-equipped training lab. It’s gonna be a fun experience where you’ll get behind the controls of our world-class espresso machines and coffee-making tools.
Classes take place weekly on Saturdays from 2pm. Each class tends to last for 2 to 3 hours. Pop us a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our next class schedule.