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  • n. the light-colored, orangish head (foam) on a cup of espresso.


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From Italian.


  • Just as a follow-up, it turns out that "crema" is one of many products regulated under Mexico's "Health Control Regulations" (Reglamento de la Ley General de Salud en Materia de Control Sanitario de Actividades, Establecimientos, Productos y Servicios).


  • And while we are on the subject, what brand of crema is the more liquid kind.

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  • Where do you buy whipping cream and what is it called (I know it isn't "crema" -- which definitely does NOT go in coffee though it's fabulous in savory dishes!)

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  • The waiter asked “Con o sin crema?” which, of course, the Chinese guy didn’t understand.

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  • A good espresso should begin with a caramel-esque sweet top layer called crema, then follow with a bite that is just on the pleasant side of bitter. stories

  • The resulting mixture, now worthy of the handsome word crema, looks a little like hummus, but it tastes somehow more like a distant cousin of pesto: fragrant, rich, and deeply savory.


  • The perfect espresso has a good dose of "crema" on top, that frothy, foamy brown skin — really an emulsification of the oils in coffee beans — that gives texture to your drink.

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  • The art to make it perfect lies in the crema which is when the oils of the coffee bean release themselves into the actual shot of espresso while pouring it.

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  • I was served by a nice lady and to my surprise the Espresso was full of "crema" and had great taste (and believe me, I am quite picky after all my time spent in Italy and Spain and having a Gaggia at home). TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • If I ever choose ruin an espresso's "crema" by pouring it over ice, I can just slap myself around for it.

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