Espresso Extraction Basics

Yes, the conversation about every variable surrounding espresso extraction will probably never end. Here you will see the basic concepts of good espresso extraction from which you can build. The most important thing a Barista can do to elevate their craft is to understand the variables, be able to manipulate them, repeat the extraction and, perhaps most importantly, describe the characteristics to a customer. 

Joshua Boyt, our Director of Sales & Marketing and Level 2 Certified Barista, takes us through the basics of Espresso Extraction.

Our guidelines for our Streamline Espresso blend:
  • 21g in the basket
  • 17g-19g final extraction
  • 25s-27s total extraction time