A classic espresso is a highly concentrated coffee brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water through finely-ground coffee beans. Known for its robust flavor, creamy consistency, and energizing effect, it's the essence of coffee in its purest form.

Glass Type: Espresso Cup


  • 7 grams of finely-ground espresso coffee


  • Preheat your espresso machine by running hot water through the portafilter and cup.
  • Fill the portafilter with 7 grams of finely-ground espresso coffee. Tamp the coffee grounds firmly and evenly.
  • Lock the portafilter into the espresso machine.
  • Start the espresso machine and brew the coffee for 25-30 seconds, aiming for about 30 ml (1 ounce) of coffee.
  • Serve the espresso immediately in a small espresso cup.

Did You Know?

  • Espresso originated in Italy in the early 20th century and is a central part of Italian coffee culture.
  • The term "espresso" comes from the Italian word for "express," as it's made quickly under pressure.
  • The crema, a golden, creamy layer on top of the espresso, is considered a sign of a well-brewed espresso and contributes to its rich flavor and texture.
  • Espresso serves as the foundation for many other coffee drinks, such as lattes, cappuccinos, and macchiatos.