What is An Espresso

What Is An Espresso? Home Blend Coffee Roasters
Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) defines an espresso as a beverage prepared from 7-10 grams of ground coffee, brewed in a 25-35 ml single shot, through which clean water of 92-95 C has been forced at 9-10 atmospheres of pressure, and where grind of the coffee is such that the brew time is 20-30 seconds
Espresso Shot - What Is An Espresso? Home Blend Coffee Roasters

In layman’s terms it is a coffee-shot beverage that is extracted from finely ground coffee using an espresso machine, a mocha pot or other equipment


To make sure that our espresso has a viscosity of warm honey and the beverage has a thick dark, golden crema we need to take care of the certain things

Coffee Grounds In Porta Filter - What Is An Espresso? Home Blend Coffee Roasters

Grind Size of the Bean: To obtain the perfect grind size from the grinder, the barista has to go for a few hit and trials. The barista should keep pulling shots from the machine until he/she starts getting shots within 20-30 seconds. 


If the shots do not fall within the stipulated time then they are either under extracted or over extracted. Also it will affect the body of the espresso, it will either end up being too watery or too thick

Espresso Shot - What Is An Espresso? Home Blend Coffee Roasters

Freshness of the Beans: To obtain thick golden crema, the barista has to use freshly roasted coffee beans 


Crema is nothing but microbubbles of carbon dioxide attached to the fats and oils of the coffee that remain at the top of the beverage. So, if the crema is missing in the espresso shot then there are high chances that stale coffee beans are being used

Tamping Coffee Porta Filter - What Is An Espresso? Home Blend Coffee Roasters

Dosage of Coffee: When extracting a perfect espresso made from specialty coffee beans one needs to measure the dosage every time. Whether you are a barista working at a café or a coffee connoisseur, you need to have a fixed recipe for your bean. You need to extract shots with dosage between 7g to 10g for single shot which are perfectly tamped. If the dosage is not measured and tamped properly it can lead to inconsistent flavour and under or over extraction.


At Home Blend Coffee Roasters: 


The specialty variants we serve currently are Mysore Nuggets Extra Bold, Monsooned Malabar ‘AA and Mandheling Grade 1 - Triple Picked. Along with these, we also offer Custom Roast which is a blend of Mysore Nuggets (80%) and Robusta Cherry ‘AAA’ (20%).


For our B2B clients, we offer customised roasting and blending options, along with curating menus and experimenting with specific and exclusive roasting profiles that we store on our softwares to maintain consistency and exclusivity.



For more information on our products visit: www.homeblendcoffee.com

For B2B / marketing queries write to us at sales@homeblendcoffee.com or Call us at +91 999 9999 646


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