You can make ristretto, espresso and lungo
The main chamber of the Simpresso contains three markings on the side:
- Ristretto – 25ml
- Espresso – 40ml
- Lungo – 110ml
Technically, the difference between these three types is not quantity of extraction. It’s a specific quantity of ground coffee, ground in a specific time. Read Extraction Wars by The Perfect Daily Grind for more info.
- A ristretto is a 15ml shot of coffee extracted over 15 seconds (this is not a lot of coffee, so chances are the barista will give you a double).
- An espresso is a 30ml shot of coffee extracted over 30 seconds.
- A lungo is up to 150ml of coffee extracted over a period of up to 60 seconds.
So let’s be fair and say that you have the ability to control how much coffee you press.