How many espressos to dial in a new bag of coffee?

Beginner and pro baristas share tips and tricks for making espresso.

#1: Post by ZebcoKid »

Hello all,

This is just a check on "normal".

I have a roast that I use regularly. By accident, I picked up a roast that was a little less dark.

It took me about 4 pulls to get the flow right as I had to keep lessening the grind.

Is this process typical when working with a different roast? That is...unless you're super experienced (which I'm not) or fortunate, you're going to be tossing a few cups.

Thank you.


#2: Post by Pressino »

This is a very good general-advice video from Marc at WLL on dialing in grind size to extraction rate/time:

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#3: Post by mckolit »

Yep. Usually what I do. I adjust the grind to get the shot time and then start adjusting temp after.

ZebcoKid (original poster)

#4: Post by ZebcoKid (original poster) »


Just what I needed to hear, see, and know.

Thank you!