Espresso is like the temperament of Italy – fiery, inspiring and dramatic. Espresso is a cult. Espresso is a ritual and a myth at the same time. He pampers the senses and the soul. He is our faithful companion in the work and everyday life, promotes imagination and leisure activities. Espresso is always there.
The seduction begins already, before the small cup, whose thick walls are to hold “the black fire”, puts to the lips. Because espresso means coffee enjoyment that touches all the senses. It starts with the eyes, which follow the ritual of preparation in beautiful, modern equipment expectantly. The ears hear the rough grinding of the fragrant coffee beans and the anticipation of the pleasurable pleasure is already felt throughout the body. Shortly thereafter, the nose also joins in, which perceives the seductive scent of the velvety espresso in the small cup. And at the end, with the first sip, you experience the consummate enjoyment of the drink on the tongue.
Espresso is small, but delights all senses. The perfect espresso is always foamy. The foam, called crema, should be golden brown with light streaks and form a closed cover over the coffee. Is not it pure luxury that this work of art is quickly drunk in three small sips ?! And only then does his subsequent, comforting effect come as a virtuoso pick-me-up!
The secret of good espresso starts with the blend of coffee beans. It is mainly Arabica varieties are taken, which are then roasted darker than for the filter coffee. This makes the espresso more digestible and contains less acid than regular coffee. Add to that the fresh grinding of the beans. If the powder is too fine, the espresso takes longer than 30 seconds and therefore tastes a bit more bitter and stronger. If too coarse grinding, however, penetrates the steam of the espresso machine too fast through the powder and releases much less flavor and flavors.
Espresso is an enjoyable drink and it is no wonder that it is enjoyed in countless varieties as cappuccino, latte macchiato or trendy drinks in coffee shops and espresso bars worldwide. Originally from Milan, Italy. There he is still served with a glass of water and delicate almond biscuits.