How to manually dose
Create professional-quality third wave specialty coffee at home any time with the Breville Barista Express®. This machine is our most popular manual espresso product. You’ll love how it features intuitive smart technology—this lets you grind, dose, and extract your espresso all in one go. Go from beans to brew in under a minute and have third wave specialty coffee at home. In this tutorial video, our host explains how to manually dose your coffee grounds to create a beautifully balanced cup of coffee. Once you’ve mastered dosing, you can easily create barista-level cappuccinos, flat whites, lattes, and more. To manually dose your espresso, first select your desired beans and fill. Then, locate the grinding cradle on your Barista Express® machine. Press and hold your portafilter into the cradle to grind and dose your coffee. When your desired espresso dose has been ground, simply release the portafilter. This will stop the grinder. You are now ready to tamp and trim your dose for extraction. Congratulations, you've mastered one of the cornerstones to brewing a perfect cup of coffee. From here, you can explore the world of specialty beverages and get creative with some latte art.