Espresso shot in Bodum glass cup 1Single in the context of espresso brewing, refers to a single shot of espresso, pulled from approximately 7-8 grams of coffee grounds. Also called a solo, by the Italian name, a single shot normale espresso hold about 1 oz. of brewed coffee, and it is prepared using a single filter basket

True solo shots are rare. Usually, single shots in a coffee shop are half of a doppio shot.