Remove the portafilter. Wipe it clean with a dry cloth and empty out any residual from the last use. Pre-warm the espresso machine's portafilter by running it under hot water.
Grind your coffee, tap it to settle and spread the coffee evenly across - use your finger. Tamp the portafilter and always make sure your coffee is bed level and evenly disturbed across.
Making sure your grouphead is hot ( wash through with hot water) lock the portafilter in place. Place a cup underneath, and time yourself for 30 seconds to pull the perfect cup.
Serve and enjoy!