CLANCY ROSE: And then turn that off. So you
just want to dose until it is all the way full and try to dose evenly throughout the
basket. Another thing that I normally do is settle, which is this motion here, which settles
the coffee down into the basket. You can also fit more coffee into it, which I am going
to do it some more without even having to turn the espresso machine–the grinder on.
And one theory about that is everytime you settle, you can fit another gram of coffee
into the basket. Once I have it all full, I am going to then level the coffee off and
evenly distribute the coffee throughout the basket which I will demonstrate now. What
you are doing when you are doing this is not only getting a nice flat surface all the way
to the top of the basket but you are also pushing your coffee around to evenly distribute
it, so it kind of looks like this. The reason that that is important is because if there
is one area of the basket where coffee is not evenly distributed to, then once you tamp
it and put it on the espresso machine that is going to be a path of least resistance
that the water is going to take. And in the end it is going to end up affecting the flavor
of the espresso.