Can I Use A Regular Coffee Pot To Make Espresso?

Q: I recently received a bag of Espresso as a gift. There aren't any instructions on how to make it. Can I use a just a regular coffee pot?

A: Espresso coffee is made by forcing hot water under high pressure through very fine ground coffee. Most Espresso blends are just regular blends which are ground very fine so that you can use them in an Espresso machine, but there is nothing wrong with using this coffee with a regular coffee maker as long as you use paper filters so that the grinds do not get through. You can also get a Mocha, it's cheap, and you will be getting better results with your Espresso coffee with this as opposed to a regular machine. They only cost about 20 USD and are easy to use and clean No! as everyone else has said, you need a special machine for that. Go into 'Starbucks' (i work there) sometime, and maybe you will see them "pull" an espresso shot.. but you can brew the Espresso beans (as long as they aren't ground too finely) in your coffee maker. It will just be a bit stronger flavored coffee. The only difference between Espresso beans and regular coffee beans is that the Espresso beans are roasted longer so they have a darker taste.