Nothing takes the edge off your morning than a freshly brewed cup of coffee with hints of chocolate sweetness and caramel. However, there is nothing worse than pulling out your brewing kit and grinding your beans to suddenly realise you have absolutely no idea how much you need and what method to use. Luckily for you, Lincoln Coffee House & Roasters carefully roast your coffee so that you can use the same method time after time with no faults. But what is this method we hear you ask?

Brewing With Brazil Natural Fermented Beans

Whether you have picked up a bag of freshly roasted Brazil Natural Fermented beans, or you’re trying to figure out what the best option is for your brewing method and taste preferences, hopeful this guide will lend you a helping hand. For these high quality and ethically sourced beans, we recommend using the espresso method, as the Brazil Natural Fermented coffee has been perfectly roasted to enjoy using the high pressure and extremely quick espresso machine. If you’re still a little confused after this guide, or would like to know more about how you can alter measurements to suit your preferences, then please do not hesitate to contact our team!

How To Use An Espresso Machine

If you are new to the speciality coffee world or you’re trying to figure out how your sparkling new espresso machine turns beans into a delicious cup of espresso, then the first step is to understand how to use the machine. Other than precise measurements, temperatures and time, the espresso machine is fairly easy to use, and once you’ve got the hang of it, you’ll almost be as good as our star baristas in our cafes. So, let’s take you through a step by step guide on how to start up and use your home espresso machine.

Step 1: Turn It On

Now, you may think that this step is a little obvious, but it is important to make sure that you pop your espresso machine on before you intend to use it; otherwise, you’ll be looking at your machine scratching your head wondering why nothing is happening. To prevent yourself from looking like a lemon, turn your espresso machine on around 25 minutes before you intend to use it; this time will differ depending on the machine you have, so take a look at your manual for more information. The optimal temperature for the Brazil Natural Fermented coffee is 96°C, so make sure that your water has reached this temperature before starting the next steps.

Step 2: Measure Your Beans

After preheating your machine, it’s time for the good stuff – coffee! Whether you have whole beans or ground coffee, the measurements will remain the same, all you will need to do is grind your coffee beforehand if you have purchased whole beans. You will want a fairly fine grind for this method. Weigh out 19g of coffee and place it inside the ‘puck’ of the espresso machine and then smooth down the coffee using your finger.

Step 3: Tamper Your Grounds

You want to make sure that your coffee is fairly level before you press it with your tamper, and you can do this by gently tapping the puck on the palm of your hands. Then, take your tamper and try your best to press down as straight as possible using a fair bit of pressure.

Step 4: Pulling Your Shot

Now that you have done all the hard work of preparing your coffee, it’s time to watch the magic happen by placing your puck in the machine and allowing it to do its thing. This should take only 32 seconds with an extraction weight of 38g.

Step 5: ENJOY!

Sip on your handy work and enjoy the feeling of making your very first successful and delicious espresso. If you’re more of a milky coffee lover, then you can always steam some milk or use a milk frother to create the perfect latte or cappuccino!

How Did Your First Attempt Go?

If you’re still a little confused as to how you get a coffee bean to transform into your favourite and delicious beverage, then please feel free to speak with the team. You can also find more information about where your Brazil Natural Fermented coffee has come from on our farmer’s blog!

Brew Method Ground Weight Extraction Weight Water Temperature Time
Espresso 19g 38g 96°C 32 Seconds