What is espresso?
Espresso is one kind of coffee that is delicious and dark. This coffee is made by combining hot water and coffee that is finely ground under very high pressure. Espresso is very popular in all parts of the world.
Espresso came from Italy until this coffee is brought to the United States during post-World War II. Americans loved espresso since the big coffee shops like Starbucks and Seattle’s Best Coffee offer this coffee variant.
Espresso in most cases is placed in a small glass, and it comes in a shot which measures roughly one ounce. Cappuccino and the usual lattes are usually made from espresso in two shots.
Espresso can be made from different kinds of coffee depending on the preference of the community. For example, coffee drinkers in the US prefer the roast coffee beans that are darker for a dark and intense kind of espresso.
On the other hand, those from Europe prefer different kinds of roasted coffee depending on the availability of the coffee in the location. There is no strict requirement for the kind of coffee to be used for espresso as long as it is finely ground coffee. It is essential that the coffee is finely ground since the water should be able to squeeze pass the coffee beans easily.
Espresso can easily be made even at home. A person who wants to make espresso should get a reliable espresso maker which is different from the usual coffeemaker. Some manufacturers combine espresso maker and coffeemaker in one device.
Some espresso makers come with add-on features like steam apparatus that can be used to make froth from milk to make lattes and cappuccinos.
The recipes for brewing espresso and other kinds of coffee are easily accessible. Choosing the beans for espresso is also easy since there are many choices of coffee.