VIDEO: How to Make Espresso

Joe the Art of Coffee shows us how
How to Make Espresso

Ed Kaufmann of Joe New York gives his tips for making the perfect espresso

Ali Rosen

Let's start with the basics: how to make espresso, the start to your cappuccinos, lattes, and other coffee beverages (or, by itself, just a really good jolt of caffeine). The keys to a good espresso, says Ed Kaufmann, director of roasting at Joe, the Art of Coffee, are well-roasted quality coffee beans and clean equipment. Kaufmann gives tips on what to look for in an at-home espresso maker, and how to perfectly grind and pour your espresso. You should always grind right before you make your espresso, he says, to get the freshest shot possible. In less than 30 seconds, you'll have your much-needed, delicious espresso ready to go.