Everyone is looking about espresso, but what’s it? Is it ‘expresso’ or ‘espresso’?!!
Well it’s ‘Espresso’, a specific style of coffee drink that is ‘pulled’ from an espresso machine that is designed for this particular purpose.
- Espresso can be enjoyed on its own for its complete, rich coffee aroma. It is also used to make many special coffee drinks, from cappuccinos to lattes.
- It is a full-flavored, concentrated form of coffee served in “shots.”
- It is produced by pushing through very fine ground coffee beans pressurized, hot water. The process is called “pulling a shot.”
- Unlike most coffees, espressos have “crema” which is a reddish-brown color froth that forms when air bubbles combine with a fine-ground coffee’s soluble oils. The crema adds to the espresso’s rich flavor and alluring aroma. The crema is often a trademark of a good espresso made from an excellent, perfectly ground coffee by a professional barista.
- The fast extraction process of Crema and Espresso gives the espresso a fuller flavour, longer aftertaste and lower content of caffeine than the coffee that drips.