ive been told i need to develop an espresso routine, that is:
same amount of beans, same tamp, same everything, and that my only variable should be my grind.
that all sounds good to me, but, lately ive been trying out changing my routine every day, meaning:
based on the amount of espresso i want to put in the portafilter, i will change my tamp and grind accordingly. if i want 19 grams of espresso instead of the recommended 14 grams, ill make my grind smaller and my tamp lighter to accommodate a good pour time and a wanted amount of liquid in the cup.
this means, some days i tamp hard, some days i tamp soft, some days i put 19 grams of espresso in the portafilter, sometimes i put 16, etc. etc.
my question is:
is this a good way to go about it? im getting a good result every day, im just wondering if this is frowned on for some reason i have not yet thought about.