Category: Espresso

How To Make A Great Espresso!

Every barista (professional maker of coffee drinks) will have his or her method. Here’s mine… It all starts with water. No coffee grounds, no matter the quality, can overcome an association with poor water. It must be fresh and very hot. Yes, even water can get stale, thanks to mildew, poor cleaning practices, and inadequate …

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Espresso Automatic

Espresso cups are pretty and functional, they keep the espresso warm while it is being served and are just the right size to hold a shot of espresso. But, at the end of the pour, its what’s inside the cup that counts. The prettiest espresso cup in the world can’t make up for a badly …

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Barista School Drop Out – Get an Espresso Automatic

Watching a skilled barista pull an espresso is similar to watching an artist. It takes skills and talent to get the shot just right. When it is and it’s served up piping hot, the results can’t be beat. Individuals wanting to learn this craft and serve their own espressos at home might be discouraged when …

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Does Espresso Coffee Need Special Beans?

Although espresso coffee is gaining in popularity, there is still a bit of confusion about the type of beans needed for this beverage. Technically, espresso is not about the coffee bean, but is about the way this drink is made. Now that’s not to say that the coffee beans used for espresso are not important; …

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Espresso Coffee

Espresso is an Italian word that literally means, “pressed out” and describes espresso coffee drinks perfectly. An espresso is literally coffee that has been pressed out of a filter with intense pressure making it much stronger than drip coffee or other coffee drinks.  Espresso has a unique trait that makes it what it is and …

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Setting Up Espresso and Cappuccino Bars at Home

Espresso and cappuccino have become popular drinks both with people who like coffee and people who don’t typically drink coffee. Espresso is the stronger of the two drinks and also the basis for the majority of coffee drinks purchased in coffee shops. However, people don’t have to go to a coffee shop to get their …

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Coffee, Espresso, & Cappuccino

Many people get espresso and cappuccino confused, especially if they are not coffee enthusiasts. Imagine their surprise when they order an espresso, all the while thinking they are going to get a frothy, slightly sweet, hot coffee-like beverage, and instead are served a tiny serving of very strong black coffee. Gourmet coffee drinks are all …

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Espresso Cups: It’s What’s On the Inside that Counts

Espresso cups are pretty and functional, they keep the espresso warm while it is being served and are just the right size to hold a shot of espresso. But, at the end of the pour, its what’s inside the cup that counts. The prettiest espresso cup in the world can’t make up for a badly …

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