It already looks good, then just has to taste good.
Semi-automatic portafilter machines are a great way to play barista. If you want to bring the preparation process under complete control, there is no way around the mill, machine and scales.
JLet’s be honest: pushing a button to make an espresso is boring. Taking a portafilter in your hand, filling it with freshly ground beans, stretching it under the shower and then watching the extract leisurely fill the cup is much more fun. The only problem is: it’s not that simple. In contrast to the fully automatic machine, the user takes responsibility here. He decides what to do. But don’t worry. There are also recipes for preparing espresso. And they’re not just for beginners. A lot of experience is required to achieve perfect results without following a brewing recipe. Most professionals use stopwatches and scales. Measuring is not only beneficial during espresso preparation. If it tastes good and should succeed again, the result can be reproduced. That’s why there are recipes at all.
Now, not every friend of good coffee wants to be a barista who has a pool of equipment consisting of portafilter, grinder and scales on the worktop in the kitchen. It is also likely to be too strenuous for many people to make an espresso with tables like in the laboratory. So how about a portafilter machine that helps?