Pre weigh the portafilter prior to placing grounds to help adjust the scale. Grind coffee into portafilter basket. The weight and grind will depend on the espresso machine, coffee bean, etc. Once you find the perfect grind setting and amount, tamp the grind into the basket to even out and flatten the grind. Install the portafilter into the espresso machine by locking in place. Weighing your grind and timing out your brew is important to ensuring the perfect espresso! The time of the brew should be withing 27-30 seconds for the amount desired. Grind settings, amount of grind and timing may change to dial in the perfect taste. Adjusting the grind size can help if the espresso is too bitter or sour. Once brewed there are multiple ways you can serve your espresso such as latte’s, cappuccino’s, americano’s, lungos and the list goes on!