Home > Terms > English, UK (UE) > espresso, americano

espresso, americano

Is a strong, flavorful coffee brewed by forcing hot water through finely ground coffee beans. In Italian, espresso means "pressed out" or "express". Espresso differs greatly from the common drip brewed coffee drink in its thick concentrated consistency, and robust flavor. Due to its potency, straight espresso (espresso served without sweetener or milk, analogous to black coffee) is considered by some to be an acquired taste, and is served in small amounts called shots. Many coffee aficionados order their single or double with a little glass of cold still water to clear the palate. Espresso is often used as the foundation for other drinks, such as lattes, cappuccino, mochas and many more. A key component in the flavor of espresso is a golden foam composed of oils, proteins, and sugars, called crema which floats on the surface.

0
  • Part of Speech: noun
  • Synonym(s):
  • Blossary:
  • Industry/Domain: Beverages
  • Category: Coffee
  • Company:
  • Product:
  • Acronym-Abbreviation:
Collect to Blossary

Member comments

You have to log in to post to discussions.

Terms in the News

Featured Terms

Harry8L
  • 286950

    Terms

  • 0

    Blossaries

  • 1

    Followers

Industry/Domain: Arts & crafts Category: Oil painting

The Garden of Earthly Delights

Bosch's most famous and unconventional picture, The Garden of Earthly Delights was painted between 1490 and 1510. The oil painting is on three panels,...

Contributors in Beverages

Featured blossaries

The Largest Cities In The World

Category: Travel   1 9 Terms

Disney Animated Features

Category: Arts   2 20 Terms