Espresso. Espresso or short coffee is a very strong coffee with a strong aroma, which is obtained by filtration under high pressure, ie by quickly passing hot water under a pressure through the chopped and finely roasted coffee.
An espresso has a dark brown color and a foam on its surface, which is called cream, consisting of oil, proteins and sugars.
The cream is responsible for maintaining the aromas and temperature of the coffee. The ideal cream has a hazelnut color with brown highlights. It must be dense, uniform and smooth and not have bubbles on its surface.
The term cafe-express has actually been used since 1880, long before the invention of the first espresso machines. The Italian word itself means “compressed coffee” and is used as a term for coffee that is made quickly.
Available in grains and freshly ground.