Taking the time to properly pack an espresso shot is an important (and super simple) part of making a good espresso drink. I was lucky enough to have Joe Speicher and Mark Wickens from the online coffee culture publication Ground to Grounds stop by and show me the ropes.
What you'll need:
- an espresso machine
- a porta-filter
- an espresso tamper
- coffee grinder
- freshly roasted espresso beans*
*Learn how to choose coffee beans here.