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Home Espresso

If you’re looking to dive into the delicious world of home espresso, you’re in for a real treat! We’ve put together an easy-to-follow intro guide to help you get started using the Breville Espresso machine.

For best results, use freshly ground coffee from a good quality grinder. Store the coffee in a cool place, and use filtered water wherever you can. Also, keep everything really clean – it makes your espresso taste way better – trust us. Clean your steam wand, flush your machine wherever you can, wash the handles with soapy water with the basket taken out – and your coffees will taste delicious all the time.

Let’s dive in!

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • an espresso machine
  • a coffee grinder (or pre- ground coffee)
  • tamping tool
  • scales

Machine Settings

  • Manual Pour mode

Let’s get brewing!

  1. Place your group handle onto the scales and tare off
  2. Grind or weigh out 18g with a grind size slightly finer than table salt
  3. Before we tamp we want to distribute out coffee evenly into the basket, this can be done by hand or with a tool if you have one. This will help extract the tool evenly.
  4. Firmly tamp the grinds flat into the coffee puck
  5. Then place the group handle into the machine
  6. Run out the shot with the manual pour mode for a 30 second pour time

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