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Espresso Recipe - Americano
Americano is one type of coffee drink that many ardent coffee lovers would love to taste. Preparing this coffee drink is not so difficult and can be readily prepared at home, thereby avoiding the need to go to a nearby coffee shop or restaurant. Hot water is added to espresso...
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What Makes Espresso Different From Regular Coffee?
Q: What makes Espresso different from regular coffee? Can you buy straight Espresso?
A: Coffee beans and Espresso beans are slightly different. The Espresso bean is a blend of several types of coffee beans from different countries around the world. The beans are roasted until they are dark and oily-looking. The two main differences between coffee and Espresso are the fineness of the grind and the brewing time. The brewing time for Espresso is much shorter, made possible by Espresso machines that generate up to 15 atmospheres of pressure to force hot water through the ground coffee. I'm sure you can buy it cause they sell Espresso machines. You can order an Espresso in a cafe. It's a thicker heavier coffee base with little water and no milk. Lattes and cappachinos (most "coffees") are based on a shot of Espresso. The closest thing I could compare it to would be like a tomato paste... It's the thick mixtrure that you mix into the larger concoction. However, Espresso can be drunk on its own. A regular Espresso is the most consensed. A "tall Espresso" lets more water run through the filter, and therefore gives you a less condensed mixture. A double espresso it simply 2 shots of a regular Espresso.