We cannot talk about coffee without one of the most important definitions in the theme: Espresso.
And it is because this word has more than one meaning: It is used to describe a beverage as well as a method of preparing coffee beverages.
But first, if we want to really understand the espresso beverage and the way it is prepared, it is necessary to understand the espresso lifestyle.
In Italy, where espresso originated, it defines the daily rhythm of life. You go for a break, not to sit and linger over conversation and spend time with friends. You drink a shot of espresso while standing at a bar – very quickly, perhaps in one mouthful.
You might be alone or in company and may or may not have a brief chat with the barista. Then you move on about your daily business, your work, the shopping, to stop again for another short break and yet another, at various times throughout the day. Such a custom demands fast, on-the-spot preparation and service – the espresso method.
So then, What is special about espresso?
Let us tell you about it in the next couple of articles… be tuned with our blog!
Source: Barista Bible.