Preparing to extract coffee using the BRUA

If you are a coffee enthusiast who enjoys espresso, then the Newton BRUA espresso maker is the perfect tool for you. With its modern design and easy-to-use features, this machine is ideal for both novices and experienced baristas.

In this post, we will guide you through the straightforward process of preparing to use the Newton BRUA. Whether you prefer a robust and intense shot or a velvety and creamy espresso, the BRUA has got your back. So let's dive in and learn how to set-up for the perfect cup of espresso using the Newton BRUA espresso maker. 


Extracting espresso on manual espresso machine


One crucial step in the manual espresso brewing process is grinding the coffee beans to the right size and consistency. You can read more about getting the perfect grind for the BRUA in the post Grinding coffee for the Newton BRUA.


Preheating the BRUA

Preheating the Newton BRUA


Preheating your BRUA manual espresso machine is an essential step to ensure that your coffee is brewed at the optimal temperature. To preheat the machine, follow these steps:

  1. Start by filling the brew-chamber with boiling water.
  2. Lift the handle slightly and allow half a cup of hot water to pass through the machine
  3. Press the lever down and fill the brew-chamber to the top with boiling water. Allow to sit.
  4. During this time, you can prepare your coffee grounds, tamp them, and get them ready for extraction.

By preheating your BRUA manual espresso machine, you will ensure that your coffee is brewed at the perfect temperature for a rich, flavorful cup every time.

Preparing the coffee grind

Preparing coffee for manual espresso machines requires several steps to achieve a perfect shot.

Firstly, the coffee beans need to be freshly roasted and ground to a fine consistency using a high-quality burr grinder.


electric coffee grinder


Next, a dosing funnel can be used to fill the basket with the exact amount of coffee needed. 

 Ground coffee in portafilter


To ensure even distribution of the coffee in the basket, a WDT tool can be used to break up any clumps. 


WDT technique


Once the coffee is evenly distributed, the grind needs to be tamped down using a tamper to create a level surface.


2 in 1 WDT tamper


Finally, a puck screen can be used to place on top of the tamped coffee in the basket before attaching it to the BRUA.


Puck screen for Newton BRUA


By following these steps, you can ensure a consistently delicious espresso shot every time.


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