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How to Pull a Ristretto Espresso Shot – All You Need to Know

How to Pull a Ristretto Espresso Shot

Espresso is the base for many delicious coffee beverages. While you can choose to have a solo (single) shot or double (doppio) shot of espresso, with caffeine or decaffeinated, there are more options that can be explored. What about a Ristretto shot?
Ristretto is an Italian word meaning “restricted” or “limited”. Its an accurate description, since the ristretto is a short espresso shot. The barista only does a pull for the first part of what would be a regular full espresso shot of 25-30 seconds. It usually consists of about a ½ fluid ounce (15 ml) of liquid. If the drinker wants a double ristretto shot,