Do you leave behind good flavours in the espresso shot ?

timing espresso shotHave you ever explored you are leaving behind good flavours in the espresso shot ?

Traditionally you go by time and weight to decided when to stop the espresso shot. Some goes by color.

But the best way to know how long a given coffee should run before the shot is terminated is by taste.

Light roasted coffee often has a lot of nice taste can be extracted after the classic 1:2 ration (= twice as much in the cup as dry grind first placed in the portafilter).

This you will only know by exploring with a tea spoon during the shot. See my video on this

Note: the first 10 grams is always very acidic. So I don’t start tasting untill the weight has exeeded 10 grams.