Espresso and coffee FAQ

Why is espresso better than drip coffee?

There are many reasons.  Go ahead and read through the Coffee 101 section of this website.

What is the proper water to coffee ratio for a shot of espresso?

The basic guideline for espresso is this: a single shot is 30 to 44 mL (1 to 1.5 ounces) of water and 7 grams of coffee.  Multiply by two for a double shot, etc.

I like drip coffee better than espresso.  What does this say about me?

Essentially, this means that you are a degenerate.  Check to see if you have opposable thumbs before reading any further.