Kylie's Guide To Espresso
Espresso is an excellent way to consume caffeine that dates all the way back to 1901.
It’s small, quick, and in expert hands...delicious.
maybe a couple of adjustments on your grinder, and time.
We like to use a ratio of 1:2 to 1:3 for espresso.
Tools You’ll Need
-Vessel of choice
Kuma Coffee of Choice
but we believe our coffee is best enjoyed the way you like to brew it.
All of our current coffee offerings lend well to the espresso format.
This will be your “In” weight
7. Hopefully, it will have reached your desired weight between 26-32 seconds.
8. There you have it!
- Adjust the grinder for a quicker or slower shot time.
- If it tastes too watery or too dense, increase or decrease ratio.
If the shot tastes sour increase brew time by adjusting the grind finer...
if it tastes dry and bitter decrease brew time by adjusting the grind coarser.
I’ll usually start in the middle and go from there!
Brew Ratios Worked Out -
for 17g and 21g basket sizes
20g of coffee: 36g of water
Brewing with a 1:2 brew ratio
20g of coffee: 40g of water
Brewing with a 1:2.5 brew ratio
20g of coffee: 50g of water
Brewing with a 1:3 brew ratio
20g of coffee: 60g of water
Brew Tips and Tweaks
- The two usual basket sizes are 17g and 21g. If yours is smaller...it’s for a single shot!
- After adjustments on a grinder, always purge at least 1-3 shots depending on your grinder. Sometimes it takes a couple of shots to actually see the result of your adjustment.
Sometimes it takes a couple of shots to actually see the result of your adjustment.
Don’t get discouraged. Be confident and know these things take time.
You’ll learn so much on the journey to a delicious shot.