Rule #1 of Coffee Club : Keep It Fresh

“Think of when you cut into a banana, how quickly that slice of banana oxidizes. Now think of how big that slice of banana is compared to these tiiinnnyyy granules of espresso.”

“They oxidise quickly! Get rid of them, grind them fresh!”

A well-packed 23 minutes from US Barista Champion Heather Perry on making good espresso:

“If someone asks for a Grande semi two shot steam hold the froth to walk, ask them if they would like a cup of coffee whilst they are waiting.”

David Temple Penn.

It takes about 120 seconds to make the perfect black coffee. Side orders take a little longer.