Espresso Coffee Brewing
The Italian term Espresso suggests a coffee drink brewed especially or expressly for you. Espresso drinks that are popularly brewed are made using a pump or lever that presses the espresso coffee beans used to make espresso beverages. The truth is that all coffee beans can be used to make espresso coffees.
Espresso Roasts : There is really no special roast that is especially blended for making espresso beans. Light roasted and dark roasted beans can all be used to make espresso. There are usually some regional preferences of espresso lovers. Espresso drinkers on the west coast of the U.S. like their espresso coffee beans roasted with a dark roast, or "French roast." Italians tend to use a medium roast coffee bean for espresso, and coffee drinkers on the East Coast like their espresso made with a light roasted bean.
Espresso Machine : The world over it is the espresso machine that produces the espresso coffee. Under a minimum pressure of 135 pounds per square inch, hot water is forced through a dense mound of compacted ground coffee. Steam pressure machines use steam, not hot water, to create the espresso. To make an espresso coffee drink one should use an authentic espresso machine.
Espresso Beverage : To make a one to two ounce shot of hot coffee, you need to brew about one tablespoon of finely ground, compacted coffee beans. The entire brewing process should be completed in less than 30 seconds. Quality espresso contains a rich layer of dark foam on the surface of the drink. This foam is judged for quality of an espresso coffee drink.
Fine Espresso Coffee : The best espresso coffees are known for their fineness of grind and brewing time. The brewing time for espresso coffee is much shorter, made possible by espresso machines that generate up to 15 atmospheres (ATM) of pressure to force the water through the coffee. Also when it comes to providing the best quality espresso the coffee grind is another important consideration.