• Step 1

    Remove the portafilter, wipe it clean and dry out the basket.

  • Step 2

    Ensure the scale is empty and grind about 18 grams of coffee into the portafilter.

  • Step 3

    Distribute the coffee evenly with your finger then tamp it.

  • Step 4

    Make sure the coffee bed is level and it has been tamped firmly.

  • Step 5

    Lock the portafilter handle in place and put a cup under it (on top of your scale if using one).

  • Step 6

    Pull the shot of espresso and stop extracting when you have reached the desired output. We recommend the ratio 1:2 for an espresso (so for 18 grams of coffee roughly 36 grams of water).

  • Useful Tip

    Try a finer grind if the extraction is too quick. If it takes too long or is pulling too slowly try a coarser grind. The extraction process should take about 24-28 seconds from start to finish.