Make sure the espresso machine is fully heated and on as long as possible before brewing.
Fresh grind only the coffee that is needed, about 18 grams.
Load the coffee from the grinder into the portafilter’s brew basket, and level the mound of coffee grounds by gently tapping against the side of the portafilter with your hand.
Secure the portafilter against a flat counter, and with a tamper, press down firmly, being mindful to have a perfectly level pack.
Preheat the espresso brewing group by activating the brew switch on for a couple seconds, then off, and then quickly load the portafilter into the group, securing it until quite snug.
Activate the pump once again. The rate of pour should be between 20 - 25 seconds to achieve the 1.5 to 2.0 ounces in to a porcelain espresso cup.
Enjoy a demitasse of perfect espresso.