Espresso is a coffee-brewing process of Italian origin, in which a small volume of nearly boiling water (about 90 °C or 190 °F) is applied under 9–10 bars of pressure through finely-ground coffee beans. Espresso coffee can be done with a broad variety of coffee beans and roast degrees.

Espresso is the most popular way of making coffee in southern Europe, especially in Italy, Spain, France, and Portugal. Here are some of the most common espresso beverages: Espresso, Double Espresso, Short Macchiato, Long Macchiato, Ristretto, Café Latte.

The main difference between espresso and coffee is all to do with the way it's made, not the beans themselves. In general, espresso needs a dark roast, fine grind, and high pressure to create an ounce or two of concentrated coffee.

Espresso is also great with

Espresso martini
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Espresso martini

The espresso martini is a cold, coffee-flavored cocktail made with vodka, espresso coffee, and coffee liqueur. The now-classic drink was invented by British bartender Dick Bradsell at Fred’s Club in London, in 1980. Bradsell complied, mixing vodka with espresso and coffee liqueur, and the Espresso Martini was born.