Coffee – How to Make an Espresso

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Barista Dale Roberts demonstrates how to make the perfect shot of Espresso.

    Dale Roberts

    I have owned and operated The Java Shack in Arlington since April 1996. We have been awarded The Small Business of The Year, NOVA WWC Award, Human Services Coalition of NOVA Corporate Award, AOL City's Best, Washingtonian-Best COffeehouse, Channel 9 (WUSA TV9)- Best Cafe, Tails Magazine-Best Pet Friendly Cafe, along with many other awards.

    We pride ourselves in being an active partner in the community.  Making Arlington a great place to live, work and relax.

    We are also in the process of being certified the first Green Restaurant in the area.  We have always taken pride in helping preserve and proctect our planet.

    Hi my name Dale Roberts with the Java Shack in Arlington, Virginia. Today I am going be showing you how to brew some coffee beverages. I am going to start with pouring this perfect shot of Espresso. If you have a Espresso machine at home, you will use the basic same principal that I am using today which is a fine ground Espresso or coffee and you are going to start taking your filter out of your Espresso machine, this is a commercial one, your one at home is very similar just on a smaller scale. You will to have ground your coffee to a fine grind; you are going to tamp it to about 50 pounds of pressure, just a little practice there. Insert your filter into the machine, extraction is about 25 seconds and you should see a nice even flow to the Espresso like you are seeing right here, a light brown 1:00 formed on the top of this Espresso, like I said it takes about 25 seconds to pour the perfect shot and it will shut off or you can shut off manually at 25 seconds, there you go and once it is done you should have a nice creamy brown coffee layer on top like this and that is the perfect shot of the Espresso.