How to make espresso? Espresso means acceleration in Italian. Espresso has a laudatory name which is called soul of coffee. It is very popular that you can find in every coffee shop. The origin of espresso derived from Cairo, but it flourished in Italy. Nowadays, espresso nearly becomes a symbol of Italy.
What is espresso?
Espresso is a kind of intensive beverage by forcing hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee. Espresso coffee need to brew about 25 to 30 seconds. A cup of proper espresso should appear a layer of brownish red cream on the surface. This kind of cream is called crema.
Drinking espresso becomes a kind of lifestyle. Making an espresso coffee can also be an art. In Italy, you can see many people go to coffee shop to drink a cup of espresso. It is allowed to add sugar to the espresso in Italy, and there is no shame in adding sugar to your beverage. But if you want to taste a truly espresso, you have to drink without any additives. You can then taste and appreciate the essence of the espresso more completely.
First of all, you need to look for an espresso coffee machine. If you don’t already have a machine and want to make real espresso, you need to buy one. By definition, the water used to make espresso must pass through the coffee grounds under a certain amount of pressure (at least 9 units) and be 190 degrees Fahrenheit or hotter. Therefore, you need a machine to make espresso, and the better machines will cost about $100.
Secondly, you need a grinder. If you do not have a grinder, you can borrow or buy one.
Thirdly, you should prepare some espresso beans. I recommend you to use Arabica beans. They are often used for making espresso.
At last, you have to prepare espresso cups. This is because espresso cups have a standard capacity (1.5 ounce) for holding espresso.
Before I tell you how to make espresso, you should do some preparations. The first step is that you need to grind the beans. Basically, you will need 7 grams of coffee powder for every 2 ounces of water to make one cup of espresso.
Then, you need to stir the coffee powder. Use a stick applying with your coffee machine to stir the powder.
Thirdly, you need check the machine to see how much pressure you will need. Finally you can put the coffee grounds into the machine.
Ways to make espresso
Espresso can be made with a hot water under high pressure. You need warm and pure water. Or the inner materials will not release thoroughly. As a result, the espresso you made is just a cup of usual coffee. Also, the taste will be a little bit bitter, if the water is too hot.
Making espresso need high pressure. It aims at extracting the the inner lipophilic substances. So you can taste the original flavor of espresso.
At last, you need 25 minutes for filtering. Beyond the filtering time, the flavour of espresso will be light.
With this information, you have already know how to make espresso.