Hit Me with Your Best Shot–the tamp, the crema, the joy

“Don’t tamp it this time,” my son says.  “What?”   “With my Gaggia,” he says, “I’ve stopped tamping.  I get better crema. Try it.” The coffee, he means, in the filter basket.   It’s a Saturday morning.  I’m making him an espresso in my Delonghi Dedica Deluxe Pump Stainless Steel Espresso Machine. When you make espresso with…More