Pulling a shot.

The term “pulling a shot” came from pulling the handle on a manual lever espresso machine that activates a spring-loaded piston. The button-operated ones we mainly see nowadays use an electric pump. If you see someone making great coffee from a lever machine it means they know their stuff, because lever machines require skills to operate.

Lever Machine

Lever Machine

Tazza di Luna - Angela
Image credit:  Shark Mountain Coffee Company

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