What The Heck Is An Espresso Drink?
Do you know what makes an espresso drink really good? It all starts with a good shot of espresso, the building block for any espresso drink. Enjoying an espresso with a dessert or a scone is a wonderful treat. You want to make sure that you have made espresso properly to enjoy it.
Espresso is simply not an espresso drink without the creamy foam on top. This particular drink is a highly individual, subjective, and opinionated thing. And like most other serious espresso aficionados, most people have their own opinions. Espresso is similar in caffeine content to a cup of coffee but since it is in a smaller amount of liquid, you will actually feel the results faster.
Espresso is not meant to be all crema, nor should it have less than 1/10th crema. Crema is part of the visual lure of espresso, the aromatics, the flavor, the mouth-feel, and the long-lasting after taste. It is the basic coffee drink which is simply referred to as caffè in Italy and it is the base of all other coffee drinks. The classic shot is usually served in a tiny cup although it can also be served ‘al ventro’ (in a small glass).
Espresso Drinks Known By Many Names
Espresso is also known as the base of many other enjoyable drinks, such as lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatis and mochas. They’re served in many popular establishments such as Starbucks, Peet’s, Caribou and many other kinds of coffee shops which offer coffee-derived brewed beverages and snacks.
It is roasted slightly longer than regular coffee beans in order to bring out the rich oils from the bean to the surface. Espresso is usually prepared specifically for, and immediately served to,its actual intended consumer.
To sum up, espresso is basically a strong, concentrated form of coffee. The different types of espresso coffee drinks you consume are based around the combination and amount of ingredients used to accompany the drink.
Remember, espresso is actually the name of the process involved in making the drink. It involves forcing steam and hot water through tightly packed ground coffee. The end result is a very concentrated, rich coffee drink, usually served 1 1/2 to 3 ounces at a time.