July 21, 2024

How I Make Espresso: Tools and Techniques

Published July 21, 2023, 4:15 p.m. by Monica Louis

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Videos mentioned:

@Sprometheus On the Porcupress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT1pRDtsvDw

Eulogy For The Tamper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YO1uuwUJ28

@jkimmakes Is Beautiful espresso Worth It?*: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_6oU7fUODg

* This one didn't actually make it into the video, but I meant for it to. It's a great video, and why we didn't focus too much on naked extractions today.

Things mentioned:

2.25in EK Paper Punch (affiliate link): https://geni.us/basketpaperpunch

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Sworks Design WDT Tool (non-affiliate): https://sworksdesign.com/Aluminum-wdt-tool-p387817741

Decent Dosing Funnel (non-affiliate): https://decentespresso.com/funnel

Sworks Design Porcupress (non-affiliate): https://sworksdesign.com/PorcuPress-p379522166

Duomo The Eight (non-affiliate): https://coffeez.kr/33


0:00 Intro to espresso puck prep

1:57 Bean prep

2:00 Weighing grinder input & output

2:24 Ross Droplet Technique (RDT) and spray bottle

3:04 Drying the basket

3:29 Distribution

3:39 Dosing funnel

3:59 Why distribution is important

4:50 Weiss Distribution Technique (WDT) tools: DIY & needles vs loops

5:20 Commercial setting WDT

6:02 Using the WDT

6:38 Wedge distributors

7:52 Manual distribution

8:57 Vibration distribution

9:56 The Porcupress

10:52 Paper filters

13:46 Puck screens

14:59 Tamping

17:36 Surfsharf ad break

18:47 My puck prep routine

20:37 Outro - Coffee Is An Act of Kindness & questions


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