Here's the unfortunate truth about preparing home espresso: To us, skimping on an espresso machine and expecting delicious shots is similar to skydiving with a threadbare parachute – you can certainly risk it, but we can’t guarantee exquisite (or even safe) results. Espresso is a finicky beast and deserves the proper equipment. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t nail a perfect shot right off the bat; it takes time and practice to dial in well.
Pulling a perfect shot of espresso is an art form. In fact, we believe that there is no such thing as the perfect shot – only an exponentially exciting (and humbling) goose chase toward perfection. There are a lot of opinions about what constitutes a beautiful shot, but for us it’s all about balance, sweetness and the proper representation of a coffee’s character.