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Tamping technique with DC!

Sep 28, 2020


Now that you know how to properly store and grind your coffee beans, it is time for tamping.

Tamping your coffee grind is one of the most important factors for a proper pre-infusion, but it is often overlooked. Uneven tamping often leads to channelling in the coffee cake, messing up pre-infusion - an essential phase for extracting all potential aromas in your cup of espresso.

Make sure you are holding the portafilter level whilst you tamp – all Dalla Corte portafilters have been designed to be perfectly level when placed on a flat surface. Now press your tamper firmly enough to create an even surface. To compact your coffee cake just right, you might need to hit the gym if you can’t apply about 20kg of pressure! Once you lift the tamper out, make sure that there are no cracks or holes. Pro-tip: if you want to make sure you have the right amount of coffee in the portafilter, this is the time to use the Dalla Corte coffee caliber!

Next time we’ll finally get to extract your espresso! Don’t miss it, soon on @dallacorte_espresso!

Tamping technique with DC!
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