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How hard should I tamp when making espresso?

When you tamp the ground coffee, you need to do it firmly and uniformly for the best results. Here is how to get a perfect tamp...

Want the magic touch when you tamp? Getting a level tamp is as important as the tamping pressure.

You should tamp firmly and uniformly at a pressure of 20kg to create a bed of coffee with an even density. This allows the water to flow evenly through the entire mass of pressed coffee to create the best taste.

Note: the portafilter on our Espresso machine has a unique flat base, which promotes a level tamp and minimises water channeling. It's designed to give you control.

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