Balancing your extraction
To enjoy the magic of rich, full-bodied third wave specialty coffee in your own home, follow Breville's 4 keys formula and watch professional barista Leo Schmidt discuss how to achieve the perfect extraction necessary for exceptional coffee. Key 1 is to begin with the ideal dose (18-22g) of freshly ground beans to deliver exquisite flavor. Key 2 is to bring out the full complexity and nuanced notes of espresso by brewing with water at precisely 200 degrees F, just like commercial espresso machines. Key 3 is to achieve the ideal pressure - start a with low pressure pre-infusion, followed by a high-pressure 9-bar extraction process delivered via a 15-bar Italian pump and an over-pressure valve. Finally, Key 4 is to finish off your coffee with silky, delicious perfectly textured milk that completes the espresso experience.