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Why is the crema not forming on the coffee when using ground coffee?
I have an espresso machine and when I use store bought ground coffee and when I make the shot the light brown foam dosen’t form on top.
- conley39Lv 71 month ago
The coffee may be stale. It should be within three weeks of the date it was roasted. The temperature may also be too low.
- 1 month ago
As CB said - you need to use an espresso grind
You need to tamp properly (test as you go and adjust accordingly)
Machine needs to be HOT
What machine are you using?
- CBLv 71 month ago
Use and Espresso grind (and espresso bean) made for making espresso - much finer than normal ground coffee and much darker bean. You probably aren't extracting enough oils that act as a surfacant to cause foam.