What is Espresso?
Originated in Italy, espresso is coffee that is brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans. Tamping down the coffee promotes the water’s even penetration through the grounds. Espresso is generally thicker than coffee brewed by other methods, has a higher concentration of suspended and dissolved solids, and has crema on top.
-Espresso and hot water
How to make:
Grind your coffee very fine, using very dark roast beans or espresso beans. You’ll need 2 tablespoons (1 oz or 28.3 grams) of beans for every 1 cup of water. Fill your kettle and heat the water to a boil, then set aside for 30 seconds before brewing. Add the coffee grounds to your French press.
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