What Is An Espresso?

What is an espresso? Have you heard about it a lot? Do you know how to make one? Well, these are the questions that come up in every mind of the people who is not that familiar about espresso.

Espresso is a kind of coffee drink that can be found in many coffee bars or coffee shops. It is a dark and delicious drink that is created with force or high pressure.

The making of espresso is what makes this beverage unique and popular.

The story of espresso began in Italy and started its journey to United States just after the WWII. The launching of Starbucks and Seattle’s Coffee give way for espresso to storm America.

With this, Americans started to like and drink this kind of coffee beverage.

Created in small and sturdy glasses is what an espresso is. Every shot has syrupy-like, thick and different red-brown foam on top of it.


Sure, this free ebook might not inform you all about "what is an espresso".

But the very least is at least you get to know the difference between a cappuccino and a macchiato, that should improves the coffee drinking experience right?

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Even if it is being served up in to small quantities, this beverage definitely has an extreme flavor. This is the result of the pressure that is exerted during the process.

Espresso is considered to be one of the important drinks because people can make other coffee variations with it. People can create other drinks like cappuccino, latte, mocha, macchiato, and Americano.

This is another good explanation what is an espresso is. The difference between espresso and regular coffee when it comes to the grounds is how fine they are.

Espresso is being grinded too fine, close to a powder like uniformity. With this fineness, the water will extract the flavor of the coffee evenly.

They also have difference when it comes to the brewing process. Espresso requires a force or a pressure in every brewing while regular coffee doesn’t. It is just being brewed by coffee machine with simplicity.

Here are the steps on how to make espresso:

1. Pour cold water into your espresso machine.
2. Make sure that the boiler of the cap is secured enough.
3. Place the right amount of espresso grounds in the coffee basket.
4. Put the basket onto the filter holder.
5. Clean the sides of the basket and then put the filter back into the machine.
6. Make sure the carafe is properly placed then turn the machine on.
7. The machine will do the rest of the work, but you have to give attention onto it just in case something wrong happened.
8. Once the flow stops, you have to immediately remove the cup.

These are the steps on how to make an espresso. It’s very easy once you have learned the flow of making it.

The making of it already defines what is an espresso is to the people.

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In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years: 

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Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with. 

Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops: 

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