📹 Rancilio Silvia: How to Brew Better

Learn techniques to help you brew better with the Rancilio Silvia, including how to find the proper dial-in grind size and suggested brew ratios and weight.

Brew Better

  1. Lock the portafilter into the brew group.
  2. Lift the brew lever all the way up.
    • Aim for 2 to 2.5 oz. in about 25 seconds.
  3. Drink your shot to test.
  4. Repeat until properly motivated to get work done.

The big secret to finding that exact flavor you're after, that big punch-in-the-mouth feel, is dialing in your grind. For a basic rule-of-thumb, a coarser grind makes for a lighter, fluffier coffee, and a finer grind makes for a more intense, flavorful espresso. Check out the video below for more info.

How To: Basic Espresso Technique - Dialing in Grind Size

Brew Ratios and Weight

For more control, you'll want to know about how brew ratios and weighing your shots can help you keep a recipe so you can repeat your favorite results. Brew ratios and weighing take all the guesswork out of the process so you always know what you're going to get.

How To: Basic Espresso Technique - Brew Ratios & Weight

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