Espresso

Espresso is a drink of coffee prepared using pressure espresso machine. The coffee is characterized by high concentration of suspended and also the dissolved substances, thick and smooth with a foam on the top usually referred to as crema.

Top Espresso Coffees

SaleBestseller No. 1
Lavazza Super Crema Whole Bean Coffee Blend, Medium Espresso Roast, 2.2-Pound Bag
4,841 Reviews
Lavazza Super Crema Whole Bean Coffee Blend, Medium Espresso Roast, 2.2-Pound Bag
  • One 2.2 lb. bag of Lavazza Super Crema Italian whole coffee beans
  • Mild and creamy medium espresso roast with notes of honey, almonds, and dried fruit
  • Blended and roasted in Italy
  • Suitable for espresso (fine grinding) and drip coffee (coarse grinding) preparations
  • Italy's Favorite Coffee Lavazza Super Crema Espresso - Whole Bean Coffee
  • Supercrema delivers a velvety crema and a long-lasting taste 2.2-Pound Bag
  • Suitable for espresso (fine grinding) and drip coffee (coarse grinding) preparations.
Bestseller No. 2
Lavazza Caffe Espresso Ground Coffee Blend, Medium Roast, 8-Ounce Cans (Pack of 4)
766 Reviews
Lavazza Caffe Espresso Ground Coffee Blend, Medium Roast, 8-Ounce Cans (Pack of 4)
  • Four 8 oz. cans of Lavazza Caffe Espresso Italian ground coffee
  • Rich-bodied dark roast with delicious, fragrant flavor and aromatic notes
  • Non-GMO, 100% Arabica
  • Blended and roasted in Italy
  • Best used for espresso but also suitable in any coffee maker
Bestseller No. 3
Lavazza Crema e Gusto Ground Coffee Blend, Espresso Dark Roast, 8.8-Ounce Bags (Pack of 4)
1,587 Reviews
Lavazza Crema e Gusto Ground Coffee Blend, Espresso Dark Roast, 8.8-Ounce Bags (Pack of 4)
  • Four 8.8 oz. bags of Lavazza Crema e Gusto Italian ground coffee
  • Full-bodied dark roast with creamy flavor, rich aftertaste, and notes of chocolate
  • Non-GMO
  • Blended and roasted in Italy
  • Best used for espresso but also suitable in any coffee maker
SaleBestseller No. 4
Starbucks Espresso Dark Roast Whole Bean Coffee, 20-Ounce Bag
395 Reviews
Starbucks Espresso Dark Roast Whole Bean Coffee, 20-Ounce Bag
  • Espresso Roast is intense, caramelly sweet and perfect with steamed milk
  • Darker-roasted coffees have fuller body with robust, bold taste
  • Enjoy the Starbucks coffee you love without leaving the house
  • For finest taste, always use clean, filtered water; clean your machine before using; and grind beans just before brewing
  • Each pack includes a 20-ounce bag of whole-bean Starbucks coffee
SaleBestseller No. 5
Café La Llave Espresso Coffee, Dark Roast (4 x 10 Ounce Bricks)
  • AN ESPRESSO WITH A LATIN SPIRIT; Whether along the sunny beaches of Miami or in the cool canyons of Southern California, this is a favorite of Latin espresso lovers.
  • 100% Pure Coffee
  • OUR DIRECT IMPACT INITIATIVE influences every buiness decision we make so that we can preserve natural resources and our environment for future generations of our family and yours
  • FOUR GENERATIONS STRONG: Our family's expertise extends more than 140 years and is headquartered outside of Los Angeles in the city of Vernon.
  • BLENDED, ROASTED and packed in the U.S.A.
Bestseller No. 6
Kicking Horse Coffee, Cliff Hanger Espresso, Medium Roast, Whole Bean, 2.2 Pound
3,858 Reviews
Kicking Horse Coffee, Cliff Hanger Espresso, Medium Roast, Whole Bean, 2.2 Pound
  • Medium roast
  • Africa, Indonesia, Central & South America
  • Bright, Fruit & Cocoa, Heavenly
  • Fairtrade, Organic, Kosher. Roasted in Canada
  • Aroma- blackcurrant, milk chocolate and brown sugar. Tasting notes- wild berry syrup with cocoa finish
Bestseller No. 7
Keurig Espresso Roast K-Cup Variety Sample Pack, Single Serve Coffee Pods, Makes Delicious Latte or Cappuccino Style Beverages, Compatible With all Keurig 1.0, 2.0 and K-Café Coffee Makers, 24 Count
261 Reviews
Keurig Espresso Roast K-Cup Variety Sample Pack, Single Serve Coffee Pods, Makes Delicious Latte or Cappuccino Style Beverages, Compatible With all Keurig 1.0, 2.0 and K-Café Coffee Makers, 24 Count
  • Includes 24 total Espresso Roast varieties K-Cup pods
  • VARIETY: Discover your favorite Espresso Roast - perfect on its own or for making lattes and cappuccinos - just add fresh frothed milk, including skim, soy, and almond
  • COMPATIBILITY: Exceptional K-Cup pods designed for optimal specialty coffee drinks made with the K-Café and K-Latte brewers. Can also be used in any Keurig brewer (smallest cup size suggested)
  • ROAST: Every great specialty beverage starts with perfectly roasted Espresso Roast coffees. Keurig's Espresso Roast K-Cup pods contain carefully selected and expertly roasted premium coffee from the world's best coffee growing regions
  • CERTIFIED: GMCR K-Cup Pods are Orthodox Union Kosher Certified. Caribou K-Cup Pods are 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified & Orthodox Union Kosher Certified
SaleBestseller No. 8
Lavazza Nespresso Compatible Capsules, Deciso Espresso Dark Roast Coffee (Pack of 60)
  • 6 Packs of 10 single-serve Nespresso pods with the Lavazza Deciso coffee blend (60 cups total)
  • Distinct, velvety dark roast with smooth, dark crema and notes of cocoa and wood
  • Intensity is 10 out of 13
  • Blended and roasted in Italy
  • Can only be brewed using a Nespresso OriginalLine machine
SaleBestseller No. 9
Lavazza Gran Espresso Whole Bean Coffee Blend, Espresso Roast, 2.2-Pound Bag
731 Reviews
Lavazza Gran Espresso Whole Bean Coffee Blend, Espresso Roast, 2.2-Pound Bag
  • One 2.2 lb. bag of Lavazza Gran Espresso Italian whole coffee beans
  • Balanced medium roast with chocolatey and spicy aroma and rich flavor
  • Blended and roasted in Italy
  • Best used for espresso but also suitable in any coffee maker
Bestseller No. 10
Lavazza L'Espresso Gran Crema Whole Bean Coffee Blend, Medium Espresso Roast, 2.2-Pound Bag
4,841 Reviews
Lavazza L'Espresso Gran Crema Whole Bean Coffee Blend, Medium Espresso Roast, 2.2-Pound Bag
  • One 2.2 lb. bag of Lavazza Gran Crema Italian whole coffee beans
  • Rich-bodied medium roast with chocolatey and spicy aroma, long-lasting and round flavor, and lingering crema
  • Non-GMO
  • Blended and roasted in Italy
  • Best used for espresso but also suitable in any coffee maker
SaleBestseller No. 11
Illy Ground Ground Espresso Medium Roast, 8.8oz (Pack of 2)
286 Reviews
Illy Ground Ground Espresso Medium Roast, 8.8oz (Pack of 2)
  • Medium roast, fine grind coffee
  • Made with 100% Arabica coffee beans
  • Packed in Nitrogen to preserve freshness
  • Remain fresh for at least two years
  • Medium roast has a smooth, perfectly balanced flavor
  • Two canisters, each containing 8.8 ounces of medium roast, (17.6 total ounces)
  • Made with 100% Arabica coffee beans and packed in Nitrogen to preserve freshness
SaleBestseller No. 12
Starbucks Verismo Espresso Roast Espresso Single Serve Verismo Pods, Dark Roast, 6 boxes of 12 (72 total Verismo pods)
486 Reviews
Starbucks Verismo Espresso Roast Espresso Single Serve Verismo Pods, Dark Roast, 6 boxes of 12 (72 total Verismo pods)
  • The Starbucks Verismo brewer system makes it easy to craft an endless variety of your favorite Starbucks beverages with the touch of a button, from high-quality brewed coffee to authentic espresso beverages
  • Compatible with the Verismo System by Starbucks. Not compatible with other single serve brewing platforms
  • Espresso Dark Roast is an intense, caramelly sweet coffee blend that goes perfectly with steamed milk
  • Verismo pods are made with high-quality arabica coffee beans that are roasted, ground and packaged fresh
  • Package includes six boxes of 12 Starbucks Espresso Dark Roast Single Serve Verismo Pods
SaleBestseller No. 13
Lavazza Perfetto Single-Serve Coffee K-Cups for Keurig Brewer, Medium Espresso Roast, 16-Count Box
32 Reviews
Lavazza Perfetto Single-Serve Coffee K-Cups for Keurig Brewer, Medium Espresso Roast, 16-Count Box
  • One box of 16 single-serve K-cups with the Lavazza Perfetto coffee blend
  • Full-bodied espresso roast with bold, dark flavor and notes of caramel
  • 100% Arabica
  • Blended and roasted in Italy
  • Can only be brewed using a Keurig brewing machine
Bestseller No. 14
KNEE BUCKLING ESPRESSO High Caffeine | Fine Grind Coffee | 1 LB Bag | Extra Strong | Medium Dark Roast | Bold & Balanced Intense Flavor | Ground Fresh | 100% Arabica
186 Reviews
KNEE BUCKLING ESPRESSO High Caffeine | Fine Grind Coffee | 1 LB Bag | Extra Strong | Medium Dark Roast | Bold & Balanced Intense Flavor | Ground Fresh | 100% Arabica
  • FULL-BODIED MED-DARK STRONG ESPRESSO: Our "Knee Buckling Espresso" 5-Bean blend has been energizing New Yorkers with caffeine for years! This delicious & well-balanced espresso blend contains 100% Arabica beans. It is full of body with a thick velvety rich crema and unmistakable velvety elegance
  • TASTING NOTES: Our signature 5-bean espresso blend uses beans from South America, Africa, Indonesia, & India to create a fragrant & strong cup. Makes a smooth straight shot and stands up deliciously to milk for a cappuccino or latte
  • NO SLEEP 'TIL BROOKLYN: We're a 'Micro-Roasterie' roaster located in the heart of Brooklyn, NYC and we've been roasting delicious coffee since 2009.
  • FRESH SPECIALTY MICRO-ROASTED COFFEE: We are dedicated to the fine art of handcrafted coffees. We only roast in small batches using state-of-the-art equipment so that we are able to expertly develop the flavor profile & unique characteristics of each coffee bean.
  • DIRECT SOURCING RELATIONSHIPS: We source & buy only the best specialty grade beans. Our standards are high and we have a dedicated team of coffee cupping experts. We strive for coffee perfection in every hand-crafted artisan roast.

Espresso

An espresso machine uses pressure to push near boiling water through fine grind coffee beans which are compactly packed like cakes. Espresso machine is fast, accurate and easier to make coffee using it. The coffee produced using this method is smooth, complex, caffeinated and more aromatic coffee. With espresso you can have you shot of coffee in minutes. The pressure used in espresso does not only quicken the coffee brewing method, but also disperse the rich oils in coffee into your shot plus help to create the crema.

Brief history of Espresso Coffee

The espresso machine was first developed in Italy around 1901. In the UK, it become most common around the 1950s and was usually drunk with milk or as cappuccino which was a result of many milk bars across the country.

Espresso was drunk in chains of coffeehouses mostly with milk also. Coffee brewed using espresso is thick and denser unlike all the other coffees brewed with other techniques. The coffee usually has foam floating on the coffee. Some examples of coffee drinks that are espresso based include mocha, Americano, cappuccino, latte and macchiato.

How to ground coffee for espresso

When brewing coffee, for example with French press, it is always advised that you use medium coarsely ground coffee. The reason beside this is that water does not flow smoothly in powdery ground coffee and also there is over extraction of the coffee flavors especially the bitter taste.

However, using espresso a different size of coffee beans grounds will be needed. Coffee is packed into a cake like structure called coffee bed. The properties of this coffee bed determine the quality of the espresso based on extraction of the flavors.

The finer or smaller the coffee particles, the bigger the surface area with contact with the water. Since espresso coffee brewing involves a quick infusion process thus it is very efficient to use fine ground coffee. It is believed that fine coffee grounds can slow or clog the brew since the coffee cake will swell when it gets in to contact with water. However, this is overcome by the sugary insoluble carbohydrates that coffee gain during roasting together with pressure used for espresso brewing.

Espresso based drinks

Ristretto

This is a short espresso short traditionally and is brewed with the normal coffee grounds amount but half the water amount use to extract a coffee shot. In Italian, ristretto means limited .the coffee was drunken using short demitasse and not added water or milk in large cups traditionally. The coffee has high acidity levels with less bitterness, more body, bold and fuller. The coffee can be diluted to a larger water cup to form long black or Americano. Dilution with milk forms a cappuccino. Ristretto is an intense strong espresso with low bitterness.

Romano

Romano espresso is a coffee shot usually served with lemon. A lemon can be placed at the coffee cup rim to accentuate the sweetness of espresso

Cafe Zorro

Coffee made with a ratio of 1 to one with hot water. It is also known as doppio or a double shot. It was traditionally served with a demitasse cup.

Caffe Crema

It is an old name of espresso and means cream coffee in Italian. It is a long espresso drink served basically in Australia, Switzerland, Italy northern region where the country borders Australia and Switzerland, Germany

Cafe Cubano

Cubano is a traditional drink in Cuba which is sweet and strong. The sugar is combined with coffee grounds prior the brewing method.

Cafe Lungo

It is a long shot of an espresso opposite of ristretto. However it is smaller than the long black or the Americano.

Americano

It is coffee prepared through addition of hot water to espresso. The coffee got a unique flavor from the espresso though as strong. The number of shots added in the water makes the different Americanos; lungo and long black.

Cappuccino

The drink is made by diluting an espresso with milk whether fresh, steamed or condensed. This forms a creamy and thick sweet coffee drink.

Basically a cappuccino is an espresso, layer on top with equal amount of steamed milk and another layer of foam milk. A dry cappuccino is also another basic cappuccino with only foamed milk on top of the espresso.

Mocha

This is a chocolate espresso drink topped up with steamed milk

Latte

This is an espresso in which steamed milk is five times as much as espresso and then topped up with very little milk cream.

Espresso Crema

This is the basic evidence that an espresso shot is well extracted. The foam is formed during the water pressurizing process. During this action, volatile coffee grounds oil is blend together with hot water. The fact that the coffee is pressurized makes the co2 gas trapped during coffee roasting escape from the coffee. The carbonate ions are chemically converted by the pressure and the evolving coffee cake acidity. As the coffee brew is transformed from a high pressure inside the machine to low pressure in the coffee collecting vessel (cup), the co2 pushes via the lining of the espresso forming bubble foam in the top. The foam can last up to forty minutes. In Italian, where espresso was developed, the name means espresso such that the espresso shot was taken fast after brewing.

Why espresso?

When perfectly brewed, espresso haves an aromatic scent, rich favor, velvety aftertaste all this together creating a pleasant unique taste. Less acid is draw owning to shorter brewing duration and the caffeine is well retained. Espresso brewing also preserves the coffee oils that are aromatic while keeping the delicate oils intact as compared to other brewing method.

It is possible to make the espresso coffee without the expensive machine. The machine is very common in commercial coffee shops though it is also becoming popular in homes. A moka pot is an ideal example of a device used in Latin America and Europe to make an espresso like coffee drink.

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