The ultimate cup of coffee is within your reach. In order to preserve the efforts of the growers, graders and roasters who contribute to Ciel, we encourage vigilant brewing. Now that you have selected one of our recommended brewing methods, relish the ritual and aroma of brewing coffee. Should you require additional assistance, please contact the Ciel 24-hour Coffee Concierge.

Prep Time: Under 1 minute

Brew Time: 27 seconds


  • A pressurized extraction of intense coffee for those who prefer this Italian-style method
  • Recommended for espresso-specific Café Privé Sélect
  • Quick and consistent for ease of brewing

You’ll Need:

  • 17 grams Ciel fresh espresso coffee beans for each 1 oz. shot
  • La Marzocco GS/3 Espresso Machine
  • Mazzer Mini Burr Grinder, designed specifically for espresso
  • Fresh, filtered water (with no apparent odors or tastes)


  1. Weigh out the precise amount of espresso for number of shots
  2. Grind coffee to fine grind particle size; the coffee should not appear powdery, but should hold together when squeezed between the fingers
  3. Fill the portafilter basket and tamp to 30 lbs. of force; a good indication is when the basket can be inverted without the coffee falling out
  4. Follow the instructions for your espresso machine to complete proper brewing
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