Purge water through the grouphead to make sure the machine is hot and ready.
Weigh and Grind
Remove and clean the portafilter, place it on the scale, and tare it to zero.
Weigh out and grind 18g of coffee on an extremely fine grind, like that of confectioner’s sugar, directly into the portafilter.
Smooth With Finger
Using your finger, level out the coffee in the portafilter. Make sure to distribute the coffee evenly.
Lay your portafilter on a clean, flat surface and place the tamper directly on top of the grounds. Apply pressure downwards, tamping the coffee and making sure the coffee bed is level.
Pull Your Shot
Load the portafilter into the grouphead and immediately start brewing. Start the timer, position your demitasse under the grouphead, and watch the steady stream of espresso drip.
Drip and Enjoy
After about 24-28 seconds the extraction will be complete and you can turn off the grouphead. Make sure to savor the many layers of flavor.