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PREPARATION PORTAFILTER: INSTRUCTION FOR THE CLASSIC ESPRESSO MACHINE PREPARATION PORTAFILTER: INSTRUCTION FOR THE CLASSIC ESPRESSO MACHINE

PREPARATION STEP BY STEP

Find out how to prepare true espresso enjoyment in eight simple steps with the portafilter coffee machine. In our step-by-step guide, we show you the best way to prepare coffee and give you product recommendations so that nothing stands in your way when preparing coffee with the portafilter!

YOU NEED THESE ACCESSORIES

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Tamper plan
ECM
Tamper plan
Tamper

€59.50*
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Tamperstation
ECM
Tamperstation
Tamper

€62.00* €66.90* (7.32% saved)
Appartamento Weiss
Rocket Espresso
Appartamento Weiss
Portafilter Machines

€1,340.00* €1,420.00* (5.63% saved)
 Espressotasse Egg Black
Loveramics
Espressotasse Egg Black
Espresso Cups

€9.90*
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5 Stelle
Aromatico
5 Stelle
whole bean / 250 g

€6.90*
0.25 kg (€27.60 / 1 kg)
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 Cappuccinotasse mit Untertasse
Aromatico
Cappuccinotasse mit Untertasse
Cappuccino Cups

€7.90*
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Milchkännchen Explore 350 ml
Aromatico
Milchkännchen Explore 350 ml
Milk Jug

€17.50*
Kaffee Leveler 58 mm
Motta
Kaffee Leveler 58 mm
Tamper

€31.90*
Tamper plan base 57 mm rot
Motta
Tamper plan base 57 mm rot
Tamper

€18.49*

INSTRUCTION: PREPARATION PORTAFILTER MACHINE

Switch on the machine. Preheat the cups on the integrated heating plate and allow the machine to heat up sufficiently with an unfilled portafilter (at least 15 minutes, 30 minutes for dual-circuit machines). The brew group becomes very hot.

Rinse out the portafilter and remove any old coffee oils left behind by drying with a cloth. These oils would negatively affect the aroma of the new espresso.

Grind the beans fresh and on the finest setting and fill the portafilter with about 8 g of coffee for one and 16 g for two espressos. We recommend electric or hand-operated grinders with disc grinder for an even result.

Straighten the coffee surfaces by lightly brushing over them with your index finger. If you value the highest level of hygiene, gently tap the portafilter on the countertop instead.

Use a tamper to press the espresso grounds firmly together. The ideal pressure of 15-20 kg can be checked using a scale.

Briefly press the water draw button once without the portafilter clamped in place. Flush: A short empty draw of around 3 seconds is sufficient to heat up the brew group perfectly and remove old coffee grounds.

Now clamp the portafilter with espresso powder and start immediately with the water draw button (for one or two cups), because the heat of the environment affects the ground beans. Check the throughput time. The optimum throughput time is about 25 seconds, depending on the espresso.

Parellel to the extration you can froth the milk for a cappuccino. Otherwise, be patient for a short time and observe the throughput time: Your espresso is ready!

MATCHING ESPRESSI

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 Espresso Decaf
Coffee Circle
Espresso Decaf
whole bean
Whole Bean

€10.90*
0.25 kg (€43.60 / 1 kg)
Hirsch 6
Kaffeesack
Hirsch 6
whole bean / 250 g

€7.90*
0.25 kg (€31.60 / 1 kg)
Tilda
Kaffeesack
Tilda
whole bean / 250 g

€7.90*
0.25 kg (€31.60 / 1 kg)
Probierpaket 3 x 250g
Bendinelli
Probierpaket 3 x 250g
whole bean / 750 g

€14.40* €16.18* (11% saved)
0.75 kg (€19.20 / 1 kg)
Hirsch 6
Kaffeesack
Hirsch 6
whole bean / 1000 g

€24.60*
Armonioso
Bendinelli
Armonioso
whole bean / 250 g

€5.49*
0.25 kg (€21.96 / 1 kg)
El Capitano
Kaffeesack
El Capitano
whole bean / 250 g

€7.90*
0.25 kg (€31.60 / 1 kg)
 Schlafsack
Kaffeesack
Schlafsack
whole bean / 1000 g

€28.00*
Gran Bar
Caffè Roen
Gran Bar
whole bean / 500 g

€9.90*
0.5 kg (€19.80 / 1 kg)
Gran Bar Oro im Jutebeutel
Manaresi
Gran Bar Oro im Jutebeutel
whole bean / 500 g

€14.62*
0.5 kg (€29.24 / 1 kg)
 Mamma
Kaffeesack
Mamma
whole bean / 250 g

€8.50*
0.25 kg (€34.00 / 1 kg)
 Santa Klaus
Kaffeesack
Santa Klaus
whole bean / 250 g

€9.90*
0.25 kg (€39.60 / 1 kg)
Costa del Sol
Caffè Roen
Costa del Sol
whole bean / 500 g

€12.90*
0.5 kg (€25.80 / 1 kg)
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House Blend
Coffee Circle
House Blend
whole bean / 1000 g

€33.90*
Schlafsack
Kaffeesack
Schlafsack
whole bean / 250 g

€8.50*
0.25 kg (€34.00 / 1 kg)

GENERAL

The secret of perfect espresso preparation with a portafilter coffee machine is: none. A certain amount of experimentation and manual work is required if you decide to buy a portafilter espresso machine. Basically, there are (cheaper) single-circuit machines and so-called dual-circuit systems, each with a boiler and one or two water circuits. Third in the group are the newer dual machines. Fans of pure espresso enjoyment will do just fine with a high-quality single-circuit machine. Those who prefer milk specialties such as cappuccino will find it more convenient to use a portafilter coffee machine with two circuits and/or two steam boilers. This is because the temperatures for preparing coffee and milk foam differ. The dual-circuit and dual models make it possible to obtain both immediately, while the simpler machines have to compensate for the difference in temperature. Dual machines allow individual adjustment of temperature and pressure. In addition to the choice of machine, the decision to use a grinder and freshly roasted coffee beans proves to be equally important. After all, the most expensive machine cannot conjure up an aromatic espresso from improper roasts or old beans.

IN ITALIA / ALL' ITALIANA

While in Italian households the caffeine kick mostly comes from the stovetop pot, a stylish portafilter coffee machine is an absolute must for a public café and its trained barista.

TIPPS

  • When buying the portafilter coffee maker, look for models with a copper or steel boiler. These keep the temperature better than simple aluminum containers.
  • Not to be underestimated is the suitable coffee grinder. Even a grinder that heats up can negatively affect the delicate espresso powder. Ceramic grinders like those in Hario's products prevent this.
  • The ideal brewing process takes between 25 and 35 seconds after starting the pump. Vary the grind of the powder to achieve this length of time.
  • Daily cleaning is important for the functioning of the precious machine. Adjustable levels allow a wide variety of flavor variations.