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How to Make the Strongest Espresso You’ve Ever Had

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Are you an Espresso lover, but can’t seem to homebrew that strong espresso at home like you get in the coffee shop? Got yourself some Biohazard Coffee but your not quite sure how to brew it properly to get the best from the strongest coffee in the world? Look no further because here we will talk you through how to get the most out of those strong coffee beans.

In this article, you'll learn more not only about brewing strong coffee but also a little about high caffeine content. Great coffee is either about the strong rich flavor or caffeine content. The one that you will enjoy is down to your individual taste buds.

If you’re after stronger flavor, adjusting your water to grounds ratio might be enough. Simply try a different brewing method, use less or more water or try a different roast.

On the other hand, if more caffeine is what you are looking for you'll want to choose a lighter roast and lengthen that brewing time. Rule of thumb is the lighter the roast the higher concentration of caffeine.

How To Brew Strong Espresso Coffee

From the above, you can tell that making a coffee taste stronger is actually pretty simple to do. This can be done in a few ways.

  1. Mix up the water to grounds ratio. If you’re using a regular drip coffee maker it is suggested that you use 2 tablespoons of ground to 6 oz of water, therefore to make strong coffee, add more grounds.
  2. Choose a lighter roast. The lighter the roast the stronger the flavor.
  3. If after these steps you are still not happy with the taste of your coffee when you try to make it stronger you may need to try a different brewing method.

Be careful though, it is true that if you add too much coffee grounds to your cup it will begin to taste bitter. Therefore, the best way to get yourself a good strong coffee is to focus not on adding more ground coffee but instead to focus on getting a good light roast and use the right grind.


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Lastly, before we discuss how to make that perfect strong espresso let's look at the 6 types of strong coffee that are made with espresso.

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Espresso: This is made with ground coffee and water. Hot water is forced through the compacted grounds under high pressure. Making it a thick rich coffee with dense foam on top. In turn, it has less caffeine than a regular coffee due to it brewing quicker and you also get less in one serving.


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Americano: Made with 1/3 espresso and 2/3 water.


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Latte: containing 2/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk and milk foam on top.


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Cappuccino: made up of 1/3 espresso, 1/3 hot milk, and 1/3 milk foam.


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Mocha: Made with 2/5 espresso, 2/5 chocolate, 1/5 milk and finished off with crema on top.


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Macchiato: Made with a double shot of espresso and milk. This will contain less caffeine even with the double shot of espresso than a regular cup of drip coffee.



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So how do you make the strongest coffee in an espresso?

Some people are pretty picky about their espresso methods whereas others like to make an espresso and then turn it into a delicious americano or cappuccino.

Let’s look at how to make an espresso with a Moka pot first.

Step 1: As discussed above you need to start with lightly roasted coffee beans. It is best to grind these yourself so you can get them just the way you like it.

Step 2: All you need to do with a stovetop espresso maker is fill the basket evenly to the rim with your chosen grounds. If you wish it stronger just add more grounds and crush them down.

That's it you're done in 2 easy steps.


Now let's look at making a strong coffee in a drip coffee maker. This method can be done in 3 easy steps.

Step 1: Again use light roasted, coarsely ground coffee beans. The fresher your beans are the better they are.

Step 2: Add more than the usual 2 tablespoons per 12 oz of water, this does mean breaking the ratio rule!

Step 3: How much you add is completely up to you, remember its all about trial and error so you may need to taste a few awful espressos before you get that perfect one.

French pressed coffee is the next method we will look at.

Step 1: You'll want to get yourself some medium coarse ground light roasted coffee beans for this one. Try not to get them too fresh. Or even better yet, try grounding them yourself.

Step 2: Start off with 2 heaped tablespoons per 8oz of water. Again if this isn't strong enough just add more grounds until you find the flavor you like.

Step 3: Once the water is boiling leave it to cool for a minute before pouring over the grounds, don’t let the grounds sit in the water for more than 4 minutes to avoid that bitter taste.


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It is also possible to make a strong espresso at home without using a special coffee machine. All you have to do is add more grounds to the water ratio than you normally would and leave it to soak for longer. It’s pretty simple really. The stronger the coffee bean and the more the coffee beans you use the stronger your coffee will be.


Beans increase in volume and decrease in mass as they roast. Always remember though, every stage is trial and error as everyone has different tastes when it comes to strong coffee, so what works for you may not work for the next person. Also, remember that just because you have made a stronger coffee does not mean that the caffeine content will be higher.

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