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

Bestseller No. 1
Lavazza Ground Coffee - Caffe Espresso - 8 oz - 2 pk
  • 100% Arabica
  • Medium roast
  • Intense flavor
SaleBestseller No. 2
Breville the Barista Express Espresso Machine, BES870XL
  • Dose control grinding: integrated conical burr grinder grinds on demand to deliver the right amount of freshly ground Coffee directly into the portafilter for your preferred taste with any roast of bean
  • Precise espresso extraction: digital temperature control (PID) delivers water at precisely the right temperature, ensuring optimal Espresso extraction
  • Micro foam milk texturing: the steam wand performance allows you to hand texture micro foam milk that enhances flavor and enables creation of latte art
  • Grind size dial: simple and intuitive, giving you control over the grind size no matter what type of bean you're grinding
  • Hands free operation: innovative grinding cradle allows any at home Barista to grind directly into the espresso port filter
  • Settings: single or double shots; Adjustable grind amount & manual over ride; Power 1600 Watts; Compatible for model number Breville ES800XL
  • Included accessories: razor dose trimming tool. 54 millimeter Stainless Steel port filter; 1 cup & 2 cup single & dual wall filter Baskets; Coffee scoop; Integrated tamper; Stainless Steel milk jug; Cleaning disc and tablets; Cleaning brush, tool and Allen key; Water filter holder and water filter
SaleBestseller No. 3
illy Classico Espresso Ground Coffee, Medium Roast, Classic Roast with Notes of Chocolate & Caramel, 100% Arabica Coffee, All-Natural, No Preservatives, Ground for Espresso Machines, 8.8 Ounce
  • Freshly Brewed Perfection: Finely ground to provide optimal extraction with espresso machines that take ground, tamped coffee. illy coffee is packed in an air-free, pressurized can that enhances and seals in aromas and oils, for perfect coffee.
  • 100% Arabica Coffee: We could offer you every roast and blend under the sun, but we’d rather give you the perfect one. We’ve spent eight decades refining a singular, signature blend of ground coffee—celebrated as the pinnacle of what coffee can be.
  • Medium Roast: Composed of 9 of the finest Arabica coffee sources worldwide, the medium roast features a rich and balanced taste with notes of caramel and chocolate.
  • World’s Most Ethical Coffee: illy caffè was named on Ethisphere’s list for the seventh consecutive year, among just a handful of honorees in the beverage industry, highlighting illy’s achievement of leading with integrity.
  • Sip. Savor. Be Inspired: illy believes in sustainable quality and boasts more than 30 years dedicated to perfecting coffee bean growing methods to obtain a harvest that is socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable and responsible.
Bestseller No. 4
Espresso Machine 3.5 Bar 4 Cup Espresso Maker Cappuccino Machine with Steam Milk Frother and Carafe
  • EASY TO USE - Single switch knob with indicator light for easy operation with function transform-coffee/steam selector and on/off. Also, accurate temperature control can ensure the best taste
  • COMPACT DESIGN - The stainless steel compact design of the espresso coffee machines saves lots of space, smaller and lighter. The removable, washable drip catcher collects coffee drips and keeps brew space tidy, best for home and kitchen use
  • YOUR FOAM, YOUR WAY - Coffee espresso machine with frothing arm makes creamy froth to top off your cappuccinos and lattes. Velvety smooth espresso will make mornings so much better
  • BREW LIKE A PRO - Powerful 3.5 bar pressure espresso coffee maker can make 1-4 cups (240ml) espresso coffee and rich smooth cream. Easy-pour glass cup is clearly marked to serve the perfect amount every time, delivers a truly rich espresso in just seconds
  • WHAT YOU GET: 1 x Steam Espresso Machine, 1 x Filter and Funnel, 1 x Spoon, 1 x Carafe, 1 x Manual. Tips: Screw tightly all the parts for safety using
Bestseller No. 5
Bialetti 06800 Moka stove top coffee maker, 6 -Cup, Aluminum
8,546 Reviews
Bialetti 06800 Moka stove top coffee maker, 6 -Cup, Aluminum
  • Makes 9.2 ounces of Moka Coffee – enough for 1 mug with a little left over
  • Moka coffee is a strong, rich, and velvety brew
  • Takes less than 5 minutes to brew on your stovetop
  • High quality polished aluminum in the classic Bialetti octagon shape
  • Patented safety valve; Easy to clean and disassemble
  • Designed and Made in Italy, 2 Year Warranty
SaleBestseller No. 6
Lavazza Super Crema Whole Bean Coffee Blend, Medium Espresso Roast, 2.2 Pound (Pack of 1)
  • 1 2.2 pound 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
  • Best used with espresso machine
SaleBestseller No. 7
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 business 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. 8
KNEE BUCKLING ESPRESSO High Caffeine | Fine Grind Coffee | 1 LB Bag | Extra Strong | Medium Dark Roast | Bold & Balanced Intense Flavor | Ground Fresh | 100% Arabica
211 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.
Bestseller No. 9
DeLonghi EC702 15-Bar-Pump Espresso Maker, Stainless, Metal
  • Pump driven and 15 bars. Automatically self primes;Water level indicator: Yes
  • Input power is 1100 watt. Note if pump is excessively noisy it may be caused due to empty water tank can be corrected by refilling tank
  • Use pods or ground coffee with the convenient patented filter holder. Craft cappuccinos or lattes with the patented easy to use frothier
  • 44 oz. and 1.3 litter removable water tank.Never install the appliance in environments where the temperature may reach 0°C (32°F) or lower (the appliance may be damaged if the water freeze
  • Utilize De'Longhi's call center for customized help setting up and maintaining your machine at 1 800 322 3848
  • NOTE: Refer the Manual before use which is highly recommended
Bestseller No. 10
Starbucks Espresso Blend Dark Roast Whole Bean Coffee, 20 Oz. Bag | Great Holiday Gift for Coffee Lovers
  • Starbucks Espresso Roast: Espresso Roast is intense, caramelly sweet and perfect with steamed milk
  • Dark Roast: Darker roasted coffees have fuller body with robust, bold taste
  • Home for the Holidays: Enjoy the Starbucks coffee you love without leaving the house
  • Prepare for the Holidays: Stock up now so you can share your favorite coffees with visiting friends and family
  • Contains: One 20-oz. bag of whole bean Starbucks Espresso Roast coffee


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


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 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.


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.


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.


This is a chocolate espresso drink topped up with steamed milk


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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