Should I be measuring 1 or 1.5 oz? I am confused!

alpha6164

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I just got the Starbucks (Saeco) Barista Digital Italia and the instructions state to program the machine to dispense 1oz of espressor between 25-30seconds. On coffeegeek it describes espresso as 1.5oz brewed between 25-30 seconds. Well which one is it? Because it seems that the same grind would obviously take longer if you wanted 1.5 oz of fluid vs 1.0. I am trying to adjust the machines grinder but do not know which standard to use. All inputs appreciated.
 

CCafe

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A proper single shot is 1 ounce. A 1.5 ounce shot would be considered a single long. Some people like to set their machines to pull these two types. I always shoot for 1 ounce, but the creama on my coffee is always about 1/2 to 5/8" tall and takes a while to settle down. So it makes it hard to judge some times.
 

pstam

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alpha6164 said:
I just got the Starbucks (Saeco) Barista Digital Italia and the instructions state to program the machine to dispense 1oz of espressor between 25-30seconds. On coffeegeek it describes espresso as 1.5oz brewed between 25-30 seconds. Well which one is it? Because it seems that the same grind would obviously take longer if you wanted 1.5 oz of fluid vs 1.0. I am trying to adjust the machines grinder but do not know which standard to use. All inputs appreciated.


For us, it is 1.5 oz. For ristretto, it can be 1 oz.
 
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