making espresso is a learning process...need help pls


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Apr 29, 2008
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i starting with the finest setting in the krups gvx2 burr grinder. and when i extract a shot. the espresso is cloudy like the grounds have gone through the filter. there is also some settle grounds at the bottom which is very irriating. (is this normal?) then there is also water in the filter basket after extraction.

now i moved the grind setting one notch higher. then i noticeable got a better shot time about 20 seconds. the espresso was less cloudy but there are still few grounds settling at the bottom of the cup (not that irritating anymore though) but this time the espresso tasted more bitter! and there is still some water in the filter after extraction but lesser and it was clear water.

what is the diagnosis? i hope you can help!

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