How To Make Espresso

March 1, 2010 by  
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Most of us love to drink one or more cups of espresso coffee and in case you are averse to having to go out to buy your espresso, it will pay for you to learn how to make espresso at home. There is in fact nothing quite as exciting as starting a cold day with a piping hot cup of excellently brewed espresso coffee. It will energize you and uplift your spirits and if you have an espresso machine at home, and then it is in your best interests to find out just what steps need to be taken in order to brew the best cups of espresso coffee at home.

Before you start learning how to make espresso you must first find out just what you need to have in order to achieve your objectives. In fact, that there is need to have an espresso machine and the right ingredients on hand. The items that you will need include a glass carafe or Demitasse cup and an espresso machine and you will also need to have enough ground espresso beans and plenty of spring water.

With these items available, you can then start the process of making your cup of espresso coffee. You should start by pouring cold as well as clean water into the machines water chamber and then you need to finish securing the boiler cap in as tight a manner as is possible.

For a single shot of espresso coffee you will need just an ounce of water and you can double this quantity for a second shot. Next, you need to place into the filter holder the coffee basket and then pack this with ground coffee. Be sure to pack the coffee as tightly as possible. Once this is done and after removing coffee grounds from the top and side of the filter you should then remove the filter and instead put the holder into the machine.

Now it is time to place the glass carafe or even a demitasse cup below the sprout and then you can switch on your espresso machine. As the water is heated up in the machine you have to wait the heat reaches a desired temperature and then water at this temperature will be forced through the coffee grounds.

Soon, the espresso coffee will start filling the cup and you will notice that the coffee will have brownish foam, called crema that rises to the top of the cup. Once the foam starts to turn white in color you can take out the cup as the espresso you wanted to brew is ready. This is all that it takes to brew your espresso coffee at home and, as you can see, it isn't that hard to learn how to make espresso!