The Basic Of Espresso Recipe

Let’s discuss espresso recipes and clear up some frequently misunderstood terms.

To begin, ristretto is a type of espresso shot that employs the same amount of coffee grounds as a regular shot but with less water. As a result, it produces a more potent and concentrated shot with a coffee-to-water ratio of 1:1. Regular shots, on the other hand, have a 1:2 ratio, while lungo shots have a 1:3 ratio.

When it comes to espresso shots, the number of shots typically refers to the amount of coffee grounds used in the puck. A single shot usually consists of 6-8 grams of coffee, while a double shot ranges from 12-18 grams and a triple shot typically includes 19-24 grams.

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When making coffee, I usually prefer double shots (18g), which is commonly used in modern coffee and provides a good body and decent strength for milk-based drinks. It’s important to remember to use the right size basket that corresponds to your recipe.

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