Brew Guide: Espresso

In this video, Heather Perry shares tips for getting repeatable, consistent results when preparing espresso.

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Prep Time

5 minutes

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Brew Time

24-26 seconds

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1-2 shots of espresso

A scale is a must

Learn how 2x US Barista Champion Heather Perry uses a scale to produce espresso with consistency and repeatability. Once coffee and water are measured, a scale enables you to repeat this with the same result every time.

Use the scale to weigh the grind in and espresso out - using a scale gives you your true brew ratio.


  • Coffee Ratio: 2:1
  • Grind: 20g in/40g out OR 20g in/36g out
  • Time: 24-26 seconds
  • Temperature: 201°

Video: Brew Guide: Espresso