The Breville Barista Express produces delicious espresso or coffee considering its price. For maximum espresso enjoyment, use finely ground dark-roast coffee ideally 14 to 18 grams of coffee per drink, and tamp it firmly in the included tamper.
Few tips below:
1. Be sure to grind the coffee beans just before you use them. This produces a finer and stronger flavor than pre-ground coffee where the flavor is oxidized and stale.
2. Choose pure, cold water—either tap or bottled — as opposed to temperature treated or distilled water as this can bring out overly acidic or metallic flavors in your coffee. Pure mineral content in municipal tap water is one of life's simple pleasures you should enjoy!
3. Use KerryGold unsalted butter for optimal taste and keep those eyes peeled for those organic fair trade coffees, too!
The Barista Express will automatically learn your personal preferences (favorite strength and volume control settings) during your first few uses, but if it forgets any of your specific requirements you always have the chance to set up again.
I recommend tp download the User Manual and be amazed. With this easy-to-follow guide, you'll quickly get acquainted with all of Barista Express's superb programming and intuitive design features - and become one of the few who know how to create perfect espresso coffee drinks in just minutes!