How to make mesquite using an Espresso Machine

WHAT YOU NEED:

1.5T Mesquite

2oz Water (double shot)

DIRECTIONS:

Fill portafilter with 1.5 tblsp of grounds (roughly 3/4 full). Do not tamp. Extract espresso like normal.

Step-by-step

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1.5T Mesquite
  • 2oz Water (double shot)

1

Fill your portafilter with mesquite - about 1.5 tablespoons for a double shot or until the portafilter is 3/4 full. Gently shake to allow the grounds to settle naturally. Do not tamp the mesquite. 

2

Insert portafilter into the espresso machine and start extracting.

3

The shot should pull for about 12 seconds.

4

Prepare as a latte, americano, or your other favorite espresso-style drink, and enjoy!

Other ways to make mesquite

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French Press

Depending on desired strength, put 3-4 heaping tablespoons of grounds into the French Press. Pour 1.5c of hot water over and let steep for 3 minutes. Plunge and serve.

French Press

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ChemEx

Place filter into ChemEx and fill with 1 tablespoon of grounds per 5oz cup of mesquite.

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Pour Over

Place mesquite in filter (according to desired strength). Pour hot water in spiral motion. Allow to brew.

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For the mesquite aficionado

GROUNDS WEIGHT WATER/EXTRACTION AMOUNT WATER TEMPERATURE BREWING OR EXTRACTION TIME
Espresso Machine
Single
8g 1oz 200°F 12 - 22 sec
Espresso Machine
Double
15g 2oz 200°F 12 - 22 sec
French Press
Plunger
26-34g 12oz 200°F 4 min
Moka Pot
3 cup
17g 5oz 200°F or Room Temp Until complete
AeroPress
14-15g 7oz 200°F 2 min 30 sec
Pour-Over
50g 25oz 200°F Until complete
Chemex
50g 25oz 200°F Until complete
Drip
50g 25oz Room temp Until complete