The strong presence of crema in an espresso shot indicates a quality, well-ground coffee and a skilled barista (professional coffee maker). Crema helps give espresso a fuller flavor and longer aftertaste than drip coffee.
Is espresso without Crema really better?
How do you make espresso crema?
So, when you pull an espresso shot you simply pull hot water, with a lit of speed, through a puck of tightly packed ground coffee. All of that contributes to making the crema.
How thick is a cup of espresso crema?
On an average cup of espresso – that’s 1 oz/33 ml – the cap of crema should be somewhere between 0.5 – 1 cm thick. That’s about 0.2 to 0.4 inch.