How Many Oz Are in a Shot of Espresso

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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.

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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.

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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.

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