Ask Gail: Correct Espresso Shot Volumes?
A single. A double and a triple. You also have the possibility for each of those to be either a ristretto or a lungo. So, the question is what's the correct espresso shot volumes for each of these and how long does each brew need to take. It can be confusing juggling all these variables, so we decided to Ask Gail to set it straight.
But, it turns out that even Gail was having trouble getting all this down. So she needed to ask Miranda! And thankfully Miranda was able to save the day. It turns out that the answer to this question is best answered with a chart! See below for the correct espresso shot volumes.
|Espresso Shot||Appropriate Volume||Brew Time|
|Single||1 ounce||20-30 seconds|
|Double||~2 ounces||20-30 seconds|
|Triple||~3 ounces||20-30 seconds|
|Single Ristretto||1/2 ounce||20-30 seconds|
|Double Ristretto||1 ounce||20-30 seconds|
|Triple Ristretto||1 1/2 ounces||20-30 seconds|
|Single Lungo||1 1/2 to 2 ounces||20-30 seconds|
|Double Lungo||3 to 4 ounces||20-30 seconds|
|Triple Lungo||5 to 6 ounces||20-30 seconds|
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