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How to Make an Espresso Coffee


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Espresso the Perfect Drink

If you are like me, and you love that first cup of coffee in the morning, you are going to fall in love with espresso coffee.  Not only can you drink it straight but you can also make all sorts of other drinks such as a Latte or Cappucino.

I’ll bet that there are more espresso drinkers today in the world than there are regular coffee drinkers. This is because espresso can be found in many parts of Europe as well as in North America. Just go into any coffee shop and you can order your favorite espresso.

On of the best reasons for drinking this delightful beverage is that it tastes awesome. It most definitely has more flavor than your standard cup of coffee. It is thicker and full body and more caffeine as well.

espresso1Most people like to sip the foam, or crema, which is the light colored coating that sits on top of the coffee. Drink it plain or sprinkle cinnamon or chocolate on top!

There are so many variations to this drink it is unbelievable so it appeals to a wide variety of folks. The list is endless but you can find Americano, Latte, Capuccino, Aledandrino and Breve at your local coffee shop. Try them all or pick one for your favorite.

Two different types that I didn’t realize even existed is the Affogato which is typically served over a type of gelato, like vanilla. As for Alexandrino it includes a layer of condensed milk and is often served with a fresh cinnamon stick to add more flavor to the drink!

Do you like your espresso straight up?  This is called an espresso shot. It can be very strong but it is only 1-ounce. Having a couple of these will definitely get your day started with a bang!

There are many reasons why people like espresso.  For me it is the flavor and the fact that I can add frothy milk.  I like mine more like a Latte with a little brown sugar and frothy milk on top.