A pressurized portafilter for brewing espresso.

What is a pressurized portafilter?

A pressurized portafilter distinguishes itself from a non-pressurized portafilter by adding extra pressure immediately after coffee extraction. It does this through a design that features a basket with a two-layer bottom.

A nice stream of espresso flows from the portafilter into the cup

How to make espresso

The road to espresso mastery is one of trial and error. Understanding this complex coffee is as much an artistic process as it is technical. By the end of this guide, you’ll know how to make espresso.