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This is part two of our two-part series on the history of espresso. You can jump right in if you want, but we recommend you take a look at part one first. The Milan Fair and Beyond Following the Milan Fair in 1906, others began to manufacture espresso machines all
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First, let’s make it clear what espresso is. It isn’t a bean or a blend, and it isn’t a type of roast. Espresso is a preparation method which forces pressurized hot water over coffee grounds, and produces a highly-concentrated form of coffee with a deep and potent flavor. You could
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Espresso Some people don’t know what an espresso is. Some might think it is just another word used to describe a cup of coffee. But, unlike joe or java, espresso is not just another synonym for coffee. An espresso is a strong black coffee made from steam. The name espresso

Coffee is delicious—there is no doubt about it. And there is a lot of information out there about the down side and good side about drinking coffee. Bottom line is—everything that you consume needs to be in good proportion. Too much of something isn’t good, and neither is too little

As decades go by, coffee drinking has been evolving into an art. The art of making and drinking coffee has evolved to enable even non-coffee drinkers to savor a cup of luxurious coffees every now and then. This magic bean has become a lifestyle necessity, as well as a welcoming

On May 3, 2015, Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti became the first person to drink a freshly brewed shot of authentic Italian espresso in outer space. Cristoforetti got her first sip of espresso in months after the SpaceX Dragon carried a specially made Lavazza espresso coffee maker to the international space

The Americano As the story goes, when the American fighting forces were in France in WWII, they complained that the coffee was too strong. The cafes added water to the espresso thus creating an Americano, made for the Americans who didn’t like that strong taste of straight espresso. Whether that

The Crema of the Crop It Makes Espresso, Espresso (above image used here with permission from www.EspressoMyEspresso.com) Crema certainly is something special. “True” crema only is created when espresso is made. As seen above, it is a viscous ‘foam’ that floats above the espresso liquid. During the extraction of a

Bitter or Sour Espresso? There’s A Reason Espresso is a very complex beverage. There are more identified taste elements in espresso than in wine, and we know how wine connoisseurs can be. Anyone who has spent any time studying espresso, even on a basic level, has read that there are