How distribution impacts espresso extraction

Pete Licata

duration4:04 mins

Lesson Details

Not only is an espresso one of the most commonly ordered coffees in the world, but it’s also the foundation for most other popular coffees, including the cappuccino and the long black. In other words, before you master any other drink as a barista, you should be mastering the espresso!

There are a number of factors that influence the taste of espresso at the end of the brewing process. In this lesson, 2013 World Barista Champion Pete Licata explains how the distribution of coffee grounds in the portafilter impacts extraction.

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Baristas, nail your espresso-making technique with help from a world champion!


Pete Licata

World Barista Champion of 2013

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