How Distribution Impacts Espresso Extraction
“If it’s off in density to begin with, the tool is not going to change that for us. We have to make sure that we’re using the proper technique to begin with.”
There are a number of factors that influence the taste of espresso at the end of the brewing process. In this video, Pete Licata explains the important role of the distribution of coffee grounds in the portafilter.
The key points in this course are:
- The roles that distribution and density of coffee grounds play in the flavor of the espresso
- How to ensure a balanced density of coffee grounds in the portafilter
- How to test if coffee grounds are even in the portafilter