The truth is that it’s rare to find someone who doesn’t like or doesn’t need a cup of coffee to wake up in the morning. But better than drinking a good cup of coffee is to drink an espresso. And you can be sure that as soon as you try it, you won’t go back again to the simple cup of coffee.
The truth is that we understand that not everyone can have an espresso machine at home. After all, many of the semi automatic or automatic espresso machines tend to be quite expensive. And this reminded us that we could tell you about how to make espresso with Keurig.
Keurig, as a popular coffee machine and coffee pods brand, has a lot of the different coffee makers to choose from. So, we selected one of their most popular models to show you how to make espresso with Keurig – the Keurig K55/K-Classic Coffee Maker, Single Serve, Programmable:
Here is everything you need to know about how to make espresso with Keurig.
Step #1: Pour The Water:
The first thing that you need to do in order to make your espresso is to pour water in case your Keurig K55/K-Classic Coffee Maker, Single Serve, Programmable doesn’t have enough. In case you don’t know, as soon as you tun the Keurig K55/K-Classic Coffee Maker, Single Serve, Programmable on, it will heat the water up to 200ºF. So, at this temperature, you know that the coffee maker will be able to extract all of the ground particles from the coffee beans without burning it.
Step #2: The Brewing Process:
Now, it is time to set everything up for the brewing process. So, make sure that you start by cleaning the portafilter with a dry cloth. As soon as you’re ready, you need to think about how you prefer your espresso. After all, this will be crucial to determining the amount of coffee that you will put into the portafilter.
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While this depends from person to person, we like to use 18 grams of coffee for 36 grams in the cup. So, since a single espresso is usually around 30ml, you know that you will need to put around 7 grams of coffee beans into the portafilter. But the thinking doesn’t stop here. After all, it depends on the brew time.
As a rule of thumb, you need to know that when you use a very coarse grind, the water will run extremely fast through the grounds. On the other way around, when you use a fine grind, the water will first stay at the top and, only then, it will start to move down very slowly.
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Since you are using the Keurig K55/K-Classic Coffee Maker, Single Serve, Programmable, you don’t need to worry about the water temperature which is another important factor to ensure that you can make a delicious espresso.
Step #3: The Espresso:
As soon as your brewing process is complete, you can place the portafilter back into the Keurig K55/K-Classic Coffee Maker, Single Serve, Programmable again. Then, you just need to turn the machine on and set your timer. Again, this is very personal. However, we have to say that we tend to set our timer from 25 to 35 seconds. In our opinion, this is the perfect duration for a strong espresso.