Espresso machine is that which makes Espresso. Or wait, let’s go slow. Espresso is a type of black coffee that is brewed by getting water pressurized and heated to nearly its boiling point forcibly into ground coffee beans. When compared to the normal/ regular coffee, the Espresso is way thicker and it contains a high volume. It is highly concentrated with solids dissolved and suspended in the product. The taste of the end product is thick and strong with no bitter taste like in many other coffee types. The Espresso machine as first built and patented by Angelo Moriondo in 1884 in Italy. There isn’t just a standalone machine to make Espresso. There are several machines that make Espresso perfectly well. An Espresso machine may have got a wand whch is exclusively used to stir the froth that gets collected. It is also to stir, to include milk in Cappuccino and for lot other things. Espresso machines can be piston-driven, steam-driven, pump-driven, air-driven. They can be both automatic as well as manual.
Parts of Espresso Machine:
- Grouphead (a normal consumer Espresso machine has one group head whereas professional ones have anywhere between one to seven)
- Potafilter (it is used for better retention of heat and is attached to plastic or a wooden handle)
- Baristas(a bottomless portafilter that analyze the quality of the coffe and see to it that the extraction is done evenly)
- Knockboxes (to keep the grounds that are used for one shot)
The Espresso has the highest Caffeine content per unit volume than most other beverages. But since it is served in very less quantity per serving, the Caffeine is kept in control.
- ½ cup of round coffee (French or any other dark roast)
- 1- 1/2 cups of cold water
- Lemon twists (optional for taste)