How Many Oz Are in a Shot of Espresso

Wondering how many ounces are in a shot of espresso?

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We’re telling you everything you need to know on the topic in this short guide.

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How Many Oz Are in a Shot of Espresso?

In a single shot of espresso, there is typically around 1 fluid ounce. In a double shot there can be 2 fluid ounces or more. This may vary depending on the type of espresso shot you order. Some types of espresso shots have more than 1 fluid ounce in their typical recipe.

We cover those below…

Ounces Per Type of Espresso Shot


A Ristretto shot is a ‘short & sweet’ style of espresso with a 1:1 ratio, generally containing 0.75 to 1.25 ounces of espresso.


A Normale shot is a mid-range style of espresso with a 1:2 ratio, usually containing 1.25 to 1.75 ounces of espresso.


A Lungo shot is a ‘long pulled’ style of espresso with a 1:3 ratio, generally containing 1.75 to 2.25 ounces of espresso.

The Role of Equipment in Espresso Quality

The volume in an espresso shot can be influenced by several factors, including the precision and capabilities of the equipment. Investing in a quality commercial espresso machine can make a significant difference, ensuring that each shot adheres to the desired measurement standards. Superior equipment not only guarantees consistent ounce-to-shot ratios but also enhances the overall taste and texture of the espresso

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Espresso Shot Size in mL

Ristretto shots come in around 30 mL, Normale shots around 45 mL, and Lungo is around 60 mL.

Further Reading: What Does Espresso Taste Like?

Tony Barlow

Tony Barlow

Majesty Coffee Technical Sales Expert - Meet the Team

Tony Barlow, with over a decade of experience in the coffee industry, is the go-to technical sales expert at Majesty Coffee. He's passionate about helping businesses find the right espresso equipment for their needs.