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Espresso pillars.

If you want to improve your skills on how to make the perfect cup of espresso, this is the right place for you.

Three simple steps for the perfect espresso.

Three simple steps for the perfect espresso.

​​​​​​​First, it’s important to buy high quality, freshly roasted coffee beans and then grind them just before brewing.

Second, buy the highest quality espresso equipment, starting with a coffee grinder all the way up to an espresso machine with high thermal stability.

Third, serve the coffee at the correct temperature. You’ll be more than rewarded for all the effort!​​​​

The importance of the right temperature.

Temperature control is essential to enjoy coffee at its best: the same coffee at different temperatures tastes completely different. Ideally, the temperature of the internal surface of the cup should be around 45°C to allow the drink to be tasted at a temperature of about 65°C.

Take care of your machine.

​​​​Great coffee is made by great machines, so it’s wise to keep them clean at all times. It is also advisable to periodically regenerate the water softeners or replace the filter cartridges within the times specified in the instruction manual, grind the coffee beans right before use, to calibrate the grinding settings to keep the coffee dose constant.
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The five points to understand if you are preparing the espresso in the right way.

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Visual aspect: a perfect espresso has a compact nut- coloured crema on top.
Aroma: it depends on the coffee bean variety you are using. The perfect coffee extraction exalts the true aroma of your beans.
Taste: there are four basic flavours used to describe a coffee: bitter, sour, salty and sweet, and the predominance of any one of these depends on the composition of the blend.
Body: It describes how the coffee beverage feels in the mouth – consistent and heavy but ranging from light to full. Positive body descriptors are soft, syrupy, creamy, buttery/oily, silky; negative descriptors are dry, astringent.
Aftertaste: it’s the taste remaining in the mouth after drinking a sip of coffee: it may have hints of chocolate, caramel, spices, fruit, smoky and roasted notes, and other flavours, always in accordance with the type of coffee you are using.