Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What is Espresso Coffee

Espresso is still a coffee. But the way it is blended, roasted, and pproduced makes it into something so very much more. Espresso is normally made in small shot-sized glasses, holding a small amount of very strong coffee. The drink is made when hot water is forced through tightly packed, finely ground coffee at high temperature. Any type of coffee bean can be used to make great shot of espresso. The beans are roasted until they are oily-looking and dark. Many people mistakenly spell or pronounce espresso as "expresso" which is incorrect. Espresso has its origins in Italy and now the drink is favored by many throughout the world. There are many different types of espresso drinks like cafe mocha, cafe latte and cappuccino. All are made with one or more shots of espresso.

Lighter roasts are more desirable on the east coast while a darker roasts are preferred in the western part of the United States, and Europeans typically use a medium roast for their espresso. In the early 1900s, Luigi Bezzera created the very first espresso machine. If you are an espresso lover, you might want to buy or get yourself an espresso machine so that you can make the beverage at home. Coffee is placed into the machine and hot water is forced through the coffee extracting all the flavor possible at very high temperature. The coffee then have to be dumped out after each cup made. There are many different methods used on how to make a shot of espresso. The fineness of the ground coffee, the pressure of the water, the temperature of the water and how tightly the coffee is packed are just a few.

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