An espresso is a concentrated coffee beverage brewed by forcing hot water under high pressure through finely-ground coffee.

Usually, espresso is made with a machine because it needs pressure. In other words, espresso can be made at home without using a machine. This can be done using three basic methods namely; AeroPress, Moka Pot, and French Press.

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AeroPress

An AeroPress is a great device for making espresso because you will get the same result as when using a machine. There are some basic equipment needed which are; AeroPress, scale or spoon, coffee beans or finely ground coffee, and water.

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Steps :

  • Get a hot water
  • Finely grind your coffee.
  • Put a filter in the AeroPress  drain cap and rinse with hot water
  • Then put the drain cap on the AeroPress and place it onto your coffee cup.
  • Pour the ground into the Aeropress
  • Tamp down the grounds and make sure the puck is tight.
  • Take a little hot water and pour it into the AeroPress, then stir.
  • Wait for 30 seconds after stirring, then drive the plunger with your hand until it gets to the bottom of the AeroPress.
  • Serve your espresso into your cup and enjoy it!

MOKA PRESS

Ingredients:

  • Moka pot
  • Grinder
  • Cup
  • Hot water
  • Coldwater

Steps: 

  • Warm the cup with hot water. An espresso is smooth and hot so a cold cup cannot be used to serve a hot coffee.
  • Disassemble your pot. ( The pot has three chambers; the bottom part where you put your cold water, the basket where you fill your coffee and the top part where the espresso goes when it is ready).
  • Add cold water to the bottom chamber below the steam release barf.
  • Choose your preferred coffee.
  • Firstly grind the beans for a better result.
  • Fill the basket with the coffee.
  • Make sure your coffee is not too much in the basket to allow the free flow of water from the bottom part when heating up your espresso.
  • Screw the top pot to the bottom part as tightly as you can without using the handle.
  • Place the bottom to the stove and make sure the flame is not too much.
  • Wait for about 3 to 5 minutes and try not to make it over boil.
  • You will hear a sound when the top chamber is filled with the espresso.
  • Once the coffee stops flowing out of the column, you will hear it stop by itself or you can simply check.
  • Take the pot off the heat
  • Leave to cool for a little while
  • Then pour into your already warmed cups.

FRENCH PRESS

Ingredients:

  • Ground coffee
  • French press
  • Hot water

Steps: 

  • Finely grind your coffee.
  • Pour your grounds into your french press.
  • Mix a little bit of hot water into the grounds and allow it rest for a few seconds.
  • Add the rest of the water
  •  Close the lid and wait for about 5 minutes.
  • Slowly press down the plunger until it gets to the bottom of your French press.
  • Pour the coffee into the cup and enjoy it!

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