Brew Espresso Coffee

Learn How to Make Espresso

You don’t have to spend $3 to $5 a day at your local coffee shop to get the amazing flavor of an espresso. 

Save yourself the time, trouble, and the money, and learn how to brew espresso at home. There are many espresso drinks that you can make better at home, such as Lungo, or Ristretto.

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WHAT IS ESPRESSO

In a very few words, espresso is a coffee beverage, and a brewing method. Many people think of it as a strong and concentrated coffee. While espresso is that, it so much more than just that. The brewing method involves using a powerful pump, which changes everything about it. No, espresso is not a type of coffee bean, and is not a roast. For a comprehensive explanation, check our guide.

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ESPRESSO MACHINE GUIDE

As a coffee fan, there’s probably nothing more horrifying than hearing “Honey, the espresso machine broke!” This sentence literally takes you through the five stages of grief. The first one is denial: “That can’t be! It worked just fine yesterday! Afterward, you go through all the other stages…

BUYING GUIDE

A regular cup of coffee is the dark liquid we are all used to, poured from the carafe. An espresso, on the other hand, is more concentrated, aromatic, and with a layer of foam covering the top. This “shot” can be mixed with cream, milk, or anything else to make your favorite beverage​…

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