Espresso Making Is An Art Form Heres How To Make A Great Cup!
Ever wondered what the secrets are to making Espresso as good as the coffee house baristas do? Well stay with me a while and I will give away some of their trade secrets so you too can master the art of making a great cup of espresso.
The most important ingredient in making a good tasting espresso is to use pure fresh filtered or rain water. Regardless of what quality coffee grounds you use it wont override the associated taste of poor water. For most of us chlorine and other chemicals in our tap water will put us at a real disadvantage. It might surprise some to know water can get stale so make sure it hasnt been sitting around in plastic containers or in the fridge for too long before you use it.
To make a new brew of espresso remember to use very hot water with an optimum temperature of around 203F (95C) or nearly boiling water. If you dont want to get too technical using a thermometer, just switch the jug off as the water is starting to boil and then count to ten. That has always worked for me.
Of course the next most important ingredient is the coffee. These days there is an...