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A Splash Of Water Is The Secret To Better Ground Espresso Beans
Even if you have that perfect grind setting for your coffee beans, you may find that your grounds are clumping together and your resulting espresso isn't quite right.
Adding a bit of water to your beans before putting them into the grinder can prevent the grounds from sticking together, resulting in a bold shot of espresso.
When added to coffee beans before grinding, water prevents static electricity, reducing clumping and improving moisture flow through the grounds during brewing.
You can use a spray bottle or simply wet a spoon or finger to stir the beans. Results will vary based on the amount of water used.
While it may take some trial and error to measure at first, the ideal ratio is 2% water to the weight of the coffee.