What is Espresso

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					What is Espresso?

Even though most coffees have been around for hundreds of years, this is
not the same for espresso. Espresso, on the other hand, is essentially a
more concentrated cup of coffee. There are many reasons why espresso is
loved more than any other coffee and perhaps the reason that it is
enjoyed by so many people throughout the world is because it really does
have quite a different nature than other coffees! But not only is
espresso a more concentrated cup of coffee, but the taste is very
different as well and may account for some of the reason why espresso is
usually liked more than coffee.

The Nature of Espresso

Espresso originated in Milan, Italy in the early 19th Century. Many
Italians call espresso a romantic kind of coffee and it's easy to see
why. The nature of espresso is such that it doesn't take a whole lot to
fill you up. But to define espresso involves accounting for the different
ingredients that it's made of. Espresso is essentially finely ground
coffee beans that are tightly packed together and placed in an espresso
machine. Machines are the easiest way to make espresso nowadays, which is
why they are put into the machine in the first place. But nevertheless,
they are placed in the machine and hot water creates steam. That steam is
forced up to heat the coffee beans and produce a thick, drippy liquid
called espresso. The thickness of espresso is also a defining feature
because it is almost three to four times the consistency of regular black
coffee.

Another one of espresso's defining characteristics which will help you to
understand exactly what espresso looks like is the crema. The crema is a
reddish-brown substance that floats on the top of the espresso itself.
But the crema is actually the main part of the espresso that many people
like because it also has a foamy substance attached to it. Of course on
top of the crema is where many people sprinkle cinnamon, put a dollop of
whipped cream, as well as sprinkle that with chocolate shavings. Even
though it seems like espresso is a large drink considering all of the
defining characteristics of it, espresso is actually consumed by the 1-
ounce shot glasses. If made right, espresso can be the ultimate beverage
of a lifetime!

Espresso is also the base for which many other drinks are made. Whether
you want to make a latte, mocha chill, or another version of the espresso
drink then it all relies on the espresso coffee drink which so many
people love! In fact, there are probably over a hundred different ways
that espresso can be used; it is actually used for desserts, evening
drinks, morning wake-up drinks, as well as for a whole variety of other
drinks. If you have ever run into a coffee shop that sells espresso then
chances are that you've heard just about all the beverage names that can
be made from it. This shows just how truly popular an espresso drink can
be!

				
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