The Best Espresso ?, here is the tools of the trade

With these tips in our pocket, we’re about ready to go. First, let’s get our gear together:

GRINDER: Consistently tasty espresso starts with consistently ground coffee. To get the most out of your beans, choose a “burr” (not a “blade”) grinder that can grind finely with many steps of adjustment.

Fred grinder PL044MMT with conical mills in automatic dosing

MACHINE: Our favorite espresso machines sport solid components, stable temperatures, and a sensible interface. If you’re in the market for a new machine, you can rest assured that every model on our website meets these criteria.

La Grande Bellezza LGB Coffee espresso machine

FILTER: Your espresso machine may have arrived with a few options. For starters, grab a two-spouted or bottomless portafilter and insert a double basket – that’ll most likely be the largest of the baskets you received.

TAMPER: For a secure “coffee puck” and even extraction, pick a tamper that fits your portafilter basket snugly. Most baskets have a diameter of 58 millimeters.

Tamper Steel and Wood

SCALE: With a gram scale, you’ll be better equipped to monitor parameters, produce consistent results, and diagnose problems. We favor those with low resolutions, reading in 0.1- to 1-gram increments, and recommend that you weigh both dose and yield.

VESSEL: Something to catch that liquid gold. A volumetric shot glass can help you keep track of how much espresso you’re pulling, especially if you don’t have a scale handy.

A morning without coffee is like sleep, Be Your Own Barista@Home

To make the perfect coffee machine you need the perfect knowledge. La Nuova Era is not only a domestic coffee manufacturer, La Nuova Era also product some of the highest regarded Commercial Espresso Coffee Machines in the Coffee Machine industry. With all this backing the Cuadra La Nuova Era is the Ideal choice for you new coffee machine for your home or office.

Cuadra Coffee Machine

La Nuova Era is an Italian coffee machine company near Venice. They wanted to do something different with the design of a “standard” HX (heat exchange) machine, and We think the succeeded very well with the Cuadra. They produce excellent commercial machines and machines for home “barista”users.

The Cuadra has some nice features that seamlessly integrate in our daily use: 180 degree free movable steam and hotwater wands, big water tank (3 lts), big cup warmer on top, cool handles for steam/water, and a well placed pressure meter.

If you wanted a machine that you could essentially walk up to and brew a professional shot with as little effort and time involved as possible, the answer is this traditional coffee machine with an E61 grouphead. Because this is the best combination you can buy nowadays. For an authentic Italian coffee experience!

Cuadra, red version

You don’t have to be a professional to make good coffee with this machine. For people just starting with espresso, the Cuadra will work out just fine.

This is an excellent semi-pro machine that will keep any aspiring Barista happy for many years to come. You can check and buy on

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