Espresso Machine

Brew Guide

Espresso Machine

16-18g | finely ground coffee

Espresso is just another way of making coffee with the same ingredient. What makes espresso espresso is how it’s brewed — by forcing steam at high pressure through finely ground coffee.

What you need:

  • Arroo Coffee Beans (16-18 grams)
  • Espresso machine with portafilter
  • Grinder
  • Tamper
  • Timer
  • Scale
  • Your favourite coffee cup!


Step 1: Pre heat and prep

Remove the portafilter. Wipe it clean with a dry cloth and empty out any residual from the last use. Pre-warm the espresso machine’s portafilter by running it under hot water.

Step 2: Dose and grind the coffee

Grind your coffee, tap it to settle and spread the coffee evenly across – use your finger. Tamp the portafilter and always make sure your coffee is bed level and evenly disturbed across.


Top Tip! Don’t tap the portafilter with your tamper!! It will disturb the puck and cause unnecessary channeling.


Step 3: Lock and load

Making sure your group head is hot ( wash through with hot water) lock the portafilter in place. 

Place a cup underneath, and time yourself for 30 seconds to pull the perfect cup.