How Distribution Impacts Espresso Extraction

Instructor: Pete Licata Duration: 4:15 mins Type: Short Course Category: Food and Beverage

“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:

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Pete Licata

World Barista Champion of 2013 Pete Licata has been working with coffee since 2003. He has worked in every facet of the industry, from farming to packaging and everything in between. In 2013 he won the World Barista Championship with a cocktail-inspired beverage. Pete now runs Licata Coffee Consultants, teaching and training competition baristas. He also helps new businesses get set up, sources coffee and runs roasting evaluations.

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