Espresso is a concentrated coffee beverage brewed by forcing hot water under high pressure through finely ground coffee beans. It’s known for its intense flavor, rich crema, and strong aroma.
Roaster: Sweet Bloom Coffee (Lakewood, Colorado)
Hometown Blend (Columbia & Ethiopia)
Flavors: Cocoa Nibs, Praline, Blackberry
At our café, we proudly offer the delightful experience of a sidecar espresso. This unique presentation accompanies your espresso shot with a small glass of sparkling water, allowing you to fully appreciate the flavors and nuances of the coffee.
Espresso is a concentrated coffee beverage brewed by forcing hot water under high pressure through finely ground coffee beans. It’s known for its robust flavor, rich crema, and intense aroma.
The history of espresso traces back to the early 20th century in Italy, where the quest for a quick and concentrated cup of coffee led to the development of the espresso machine. Angelo Moriondo is credited with patenting an early version of the espresso machine in 1884, paving the way for further advancements. Over time, espresso became an integral part of Italian coffee culture, evolving into a worldwide phenomenon.
But why is it called “espresso”? The term “espresso” stems from the Italian word meaning “pressed out” or “expressed,” referring to the process of extracting coffee essence quickly and under pressure. The aim is to capture the full flavor and aromatic compounds of the coffee beans in a concentrated form.
Here’s a fun fact: A traditional espresso shot typically contains around 30 milliliters (about one ounce) of liquid. However, variations like double shots and lungos (longer shots) have emerged to suit different preferences.
At our café, we take pride in our espresso expertise. Our skilled baristas meticulously extract the perfect shot, adjusting variables like grind size, extraction time, and water temperature to achieve an impeccable balance of flavors. So, join us in savoring the allure of espresso—a powerful and nuanced coffee experience that embodies the artistry and craftsmanship of the barista.