American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A strong coffee brewed by forcing steam under pressure through darkly roasted, powdered coffee beans.
- n. A concentrated coffee beverage brewed by forcing hot water under high pressure through finely ground coffee.
- n. A drink that includes espresso as an ingredient.
- n. strong black coffee brewed by forcing hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans
- From Italian espresso, from caffè espresso ("pressed-out coffee"), form of esprimere ("to press out"), from Latin exprimere, from ex- ("out") + primere ("to press"). (Wiktionary)
- Italian (caffè) espresso, espresso (coffee), past participle of esprimere, to press out, from Latin exprimere : ex-, ex- + premere, to press; see per-4 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Curbed LA also notes that this home is perfect for "those who like built-ins:" there is a built-in espresso machine, custom shelves, and desk.”
“Never have tried the food but their espresso is excellent!”
“I think I would have preferred the extra richness of a pulled shot, but it was still obvious why espresso is such a popular pairing (I know it is with me!) with chocolate desserts.”
“The rich flavour of the Kahlua and espresso is more than prominent too - both elements are featured in "cooked" and "raw" states between the filling and frosting!”
“Did you know that a shot of espresso is so volatile that after seven seconds standing, it will taste significantly less good to certain discerning consumers?”
“According to a story in the Seattle Times that includes tales of their local snooping, the location “will serve wine and beer, host live music and poetry readings and sell espresso from a manual machine.””
“Start with Stumptown espresso from the coffee window as you wait.”
“I've often thought the popularity of espresso is because we need the caffeine to differentiate the million different kinds of "gray" Seattle's capable of.”
“Many experts think that the ideal shot of espresso is made after the roasted beans have had a day or two to out-gas the extra CO2.”
“It is made of savoiardi (lady finger biscuits), dipped in espresso and layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolks, mascarpone and sugar topped with cocoa.”
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The things that can be done to a cuppa joe.
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