Making a home espresso is like hosting a house party. Get the conditions and the ingredients right, and it’s great. Don’t, and you could be left with a real bad taste in your mouth.
An iconic piece of coffee design and a great way to make coffee for more than one cup. Different size Chemex brewers are available, but we really like the 6 cup which is best suited to brews of between 400ml to 1litre.
The Moka Pot is seeing a comeback! An Italian invention from Bialetti. It was quickly adopted by the domestic market of Italy as a way of producing a coffee similar in style to an espresso at home.
Grumpy Mule coffees are suitable for use in a wide range of brewing equipment. For espresso machines, finely grind your beans for best results.
Use 2 heaped dessertspoonfuls (those big ones your mum only had out for special occasions) of fresh, ground coffee per cup. If you want to be a nerd about it that’s 15g per 250ml of coffee.
Espresso-heads, a good extraction time for our coffee is about 27 seconds per shot. Just don’t count mississipily.
Allow heated water to come off the boil (about 93-95º) before pouring. It’s just enough time to tweet a pic of the pack at a jaunty angle.
Serve the coffee immediately once brewed.