Mahlkönig Releases The Definitive “Coffee Shot 101″ User Guide | Coffee News | Scoop.it

The Coffee Shot, man – it’s taking the world by storm. This new / old way to approach brewing coffee on an espresso machine is all the rage in discerning speciality coffee circles, and it may be coming to a boutique coffee bar near you. But how does it work? And what does it mean? And should you order one?

Let’s demystify the Coffee Shot a bit (we’re using proper noun form in recognition of the Coffee Shot zeitgeist). You take a Mahlkönig EK43 coffee grinder and an espresso machine, and you make a cup of brewed cup coffee with it. It’s like having a cup of coffee that looks and acts and tastes like a pour over, or an Aeropress, or a cup of batch brew, but it’s coming out of the espresso machine. The Coffee Shot subverts our expectation of what espresso machines were meant to do. It’s nothing short of a little bombshell...