Grind your freshly roasted coffee beans into your portafilter to ensure the basket is full (16g-20g)
Distribute and tamp the coffee firmly to avoid channeling and ensure even extraction
Insert the portafilter into the group head and activate the brew immediately.
TOP TIP: You should extract around double of your dry dose in 20-30 seconds
i.e., if your dose 18g of coffee should aim to get 36g of espresso in your cup. You can also preheat your cup to ensure the coffee is hitting a warm surface.