My Favorite Home Coffee Machine and Sometimes When Traveling
I have the best coffee machine at home for espresso, cappuccino, flat white or whatever. Over the years I have owned a few coffee makers but I cannot say enough about The Little Guy coffee machine. It is design supreme beginning with it,s shape, it’s construction material and above all how it makes espresso coffee and here is how you do it!
Rating Espresso Coffee from One to Ten
I rate coffee from 1 -10 and I am always on the lookout for anything 9 or above. That’s a pretty demanding on all the coffee shops I visit around the world. The guys that make “The Little Guy” leave nothing to chance. That want to make shure you get the best out of your machine so they have a few videos to show you how and make sure you get the essentials right.
Essentials of Making Good Espresso
Assuming you have a good machine there are just a few essential elements that if you get right makes a big difference to the taste and quality of a good coffee. These essential espresso coffee making elements are:
When it comes to the coffee grind you use you have a couple of choices. Either to buy pre-packed shachets from the supermarket (if your a bit lazy) which are generally a bit course. The Little Guy accepts pre-packed sachets but it is really designed for free ground coffee.
Ground coffee. The best ground coffee is finer than the sachet type and is most commonly used by baristas. This makes the best espresso and we all have our favorite blend.
Tamping is the process of filling and slightly compressing the coffee grounds into the basket as you will see in the video above, there is a knack.
And then there is the dosing, which is about how much coffee you place in the basket and this is also related to tamping.
Most of us may not feel comfortable about stepping behind the counter of a coffee shop and making cappuccinos but after watching this video you may feel quite confident because it is explained very well.