About Espresso

About Espresso

At a Glace  

If you enjoy a nice shot of espresso over the traditional drip coffee, here's a bit of good news. There is no specific espresso bean! The difference is actually in the method of brewing. Espresso is usually made from darker roasts and finer grinds. To brew espresso, pressurized water is pushed through packed grinds rather than letting it drip through the loose, coarse grinds used in making regular coffee. Our El Salvador Bourbon Natural is a popular choice for espresso, however almost any bean can be used.   


Angelo Moriondo was one of the first pioneers of the espresso in Italy in the late 19th century. In 1884, he patented a single-cup, steam-powered "instantaneous" coffee maker. Later on, Luigi Bezzera created the first espresso machine for use in commerce in Milan, in 1905. The idea was to press hot water through finely ground coffee in one pass using steam pressure. Espresso started to be offered with milk and other tastes in the 1930s, when the newly invented machines had spread around the world. Today, espresso is one of the most widely consumed coffee beverages and is available everywhere from cafes to households. 

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