How to Make a
Great Espresso

This guide is for those who have never made an espresso or want to brush up on their technique.

Great Espresso Starts With:

  • Good Coffee: Use Lucky Day Whole Bean Coffee as any roast will do. We use Lucky Day Coffee’s Espresso Whole Bean Coffee - Dark Roast.
  • Clean Water: Tap water is fine, but we have found filtered water makes better coffee.
  • Fine Grind:When you adjust your grind setting, you will find there are endless versions of coffee. Generally, for Espresso, a fine grind is best, looks like powder. We are using the (Breville BCG820BSS Smart Grinder Pro Coffee Bean Grinder, Brushed Stainless Steel) and on grind setting number 23.

Expected Completion Time:

:30 to 3:00

What You Need To Start:

  • Espresso Machine
  • 10.3 grams of espresso fine ground coffee. (per double shot)
  • Grinder - if you are using whole beans.
  • Tamper, Scale and Timer.

Steps 1 & 2

1. For best results, freshly grind your coffee from Lucky Day Coffee’s Organic whole bean coffee.

2. Turn on your Espresso machine to allow it to get to temperature. 

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Steps 3 & 4

3. Add your freshly ground, fine coffee grounds to the portafilter. The ideal recommendation, based on our process with our particular equipment, is 10.4g or .36oz.

4. Place the portafilter on an even surface and tamp the grounds, so they are evenly spread.

Steps 5

5. Be sure to press down evenly or the water will not be pressured through the grounds evenly.

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Steps 6 & 7

6. Attach the portafilter to the Espresso machine, press the double shot button,

7. You will want to try different times on your brew, but generally between 23 seconds and 30 seconds will produce a great espresso shot.

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Steps 8 & 9

8. Stop brewing after 30 seconds to keep from making a more bitter espresso.

9. Make sure to warm your cup and enjoy your Espresso.

Lucky Step 10

10. Add sweetener and steamed cream/milk to make a cappuccino 

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"Club Fortune" is another name for our subscribe & save service.

Club Fortune is Lucky Day Coffee's EXCLUSIVE club and...

The first 100 members will be deemed Founding Members. (special perks to be named later)

Although, you may have joined a coffee subscription before, They were not like this one...

The coffee beans we use are clean, healthy, low acid and Organic... in other words, the top 1% of coffee!

The Benefits of Lucky Day Coffee


No synthetic fertilizers or chemicals are used in the growing or during production. This means cleaner air, water, land and ultimately a cleaner planet for us and the animals that live in or around the farms.

Organic Lucky Day Coffee is not only good for the environment, our coffee is also richer in antioxidants and coincidentally produces a smoother taste.   

low acid / shade grown

The coffee beans used to create Lucky Day Coffee's signature coffee are naturally low acid and can help with sensitive stomach issues commonly associated with drinking coffee.  When coffee is grown in the direct sun, it grows very fast and thusly has a higher acidity. Shade Grown coffee grows slower therefore has time to develop into a low acidity bean naturally. ONLY 2% of the world's coffee is shade-grown.

micro roasted and packed in-house

One BIG benefit of our roasting process is that we roast in small batches to insure quality and consistency. Also, this allows us to change our specifications when needed. The time from roasting until Lucky Day Coffee is bagged is minimized to reduce exposure to possible contaminants.

farmers, birds and environment - oh my

Because we use no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides in the production, harvest or preservation of Lucky Day Coffee, there are three BIG benefits:
1.  Farmers are not exposed to chemicals when growing, harvesting or producing our coffee.
2.  Birds and wildlife are not displaced or poisoned and therefore provide a natural defense to coffee-eating insects.
3.  Keeping the forests untouched, not only allows for shade grown beans, but allows the forest canopy to redirect water runoff leaving our soil nutrients in place and not washed away.