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Coffee for the community Episode 2 Series 1

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Episode 2: Brewing at home with pre-ground coffee

In episode 2 we go deep into the controversial topic of brewing with pre-ground coffee. There’s so many opinions on this topic, so we wanted to see if we could make an exceptional espresso using pre-ground coffee. And to make it even harder to achieve a good result, we’re also using second hand, home machines. So if we can make a great cup of coffee in this scenario, so can you!

The coffee we used in this experiment was roasted 7 days previous, then ground 4 days beforehand. We also used a standard, single-wall basket with a 20g dose. This episode is particularly helpful if you don’t have a grinder at home. So jump in and see how we go.

If you missed episode 1

Episode 1 recap : A few weeks ago we hit Gumtree in search of used espresso machines. Our goal is to show that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to make great coffee at home. In the first episode we tested the machines we bought on gumtree. One blew a seal and one was good! You can watch episode 1 here.

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