Is the espresso grinder important to make real Italian espresso?
On a cold winter night, a hot cup of Italian espresso tastes heavenly to all coffee lovers and I am one of them.
For me, taste comes first and that’s why you should know a thing or two about the quality of coffee beans and about some excellent equipment to make the best cup of talian espresso.
Of course, I am not a cultivator, nor do I own any big coffee fields, but I know enough about everything you need to get the best taste, flavor and satisfaction.
To make the real Italian espresso, you should own an excellent espresso grinder and an espresso machine.
The grinding of the coffee beans is one of the most important factors and it is really necessary to get the even and precise grinds every time, to make the perfect cup of Italian coffee, so, according to me, you can’t get the real taste of an Italian espresso unless you use the best espresso grinder to grind your coffee beans.
According to me, if the size of every particle of the coffee beans is same then all of it will also brew at the same rate and you will always get a perfect result, but if the grains are not even then you will get the opposite result.
There are many good espresso grinders available on the market, but I think you cannot get the best results using blade grinders, because it always leaves some residues at the end which accumulate at the bottom.
A good grinder should also make beans cool while grinding so they can distribute evenly all over the basket.
One more test I usually do to check the quality of the grinding is taking a grain between my thumb and finger and compress it with some pressure; it should clump in the middle, where the pressure is higher, but not too much.
If the grains are not clumping, then they are too coarse and you will get a weak espresso.
But if the grains are clumping too much, then they are too thin and you will not get your perfect taste.
According to me, water also plays a very important role in making the best real Italian espresso because if the water is not pure, then you will not get that familiar Italian espresso taste.
There are many big brand grinders available in the market, but you don’t have to buy the most expensive ones to get the desired results.
A simple and common grinder can also give you the best results if you know what you are looking for.
Of course, making the real Italian espresso is not very easy and you have to be very good to make it perfect.
It completely depends on you, on whether you like your Italian espresso made by a machine or with a pot, but my advice is to always try and get the best grains before trying to make tazza preferita di espresso italiano (favorite cup of Italian espresso).