Meaning of espresso






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Meaning of espresso :


Espresso: A rich, black coffee made by forcing water through packed, finely ground roast coffee at high pressure, and at a high rate of speed. The standard serving is a single 1-ounce shot made with 7g of finely ground coffee extracted for between 25 and 30 seconds. An espresso roast is the darkest of roast beans yielding the strongest of brews. A properly prepared espresso will fill half the espresso cup, with the crema forming perfectly on top. Espresso is meant to be drunk immediately. So named because it is made expressly for the customer.


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