Everyone is fond of nice cup of coffee to start his day as the extra caffeine it provides clears the mind and pumps up the blood. The fragrance of freshly ground coffee beans and then a nice cup of espresso coffee get the body and mind ready for the work ahead. A perfect espresso coffee is a thick and concentrated coffee drink that provides 3 times more caffeine than a regular coffee drink. It is also important to know that normal coffee is made according to cups and espresso is made according to ounce shots.
Majority of the people do not know that the flavor of espresso totally depends on the brewing of ground coffee beans. Some people think that a specific type of coffee is necessary for the flavor, others think differently; however, a good taste of espresso can be achieved by just any blend of coffee. Coffee shops are usually known to use darker roast of coffee to achieve the right espresso taste. The secret for this is the proper brewing process. For proper brewing, the water should be very hot, but it should not reach the boiling point. In case, the water is not like that then the taste can bitter or sour. This is why espresso machines are very much needed to make the brewing procedure much easier and convenient. Today, a perfect espresso is achieved by those machines that have excellent brewing.
The espresso machines are usually of two types: manual and automatic. The manual espresso machine has a hand level attached with a piston to force hot water through a basket that contains very finely ground coffee. The ideal water temperature is 200 degrees Fahrenheit to make perfect espresso. An espresso is a thick coffee drink so a high quality espresso machine will force the hot water through ground coffee at a very controlled temperature. It takes about 30 seconds for the machine to prepare espresso coffee, and it is recommended to start drinking it within 2 minutes to experience the best taste. An example of an automatic can be seen in this Nespresso Pixie review.
In addition to this, there are different experiments that one can do to enjoy different tastes of espresso coffee. For example; a cup of coffee with two shots of espresso—Hammerhead, two shots of espresso added to a cup of coffee—Kennedy, one shot of espresso added to a cup of coffee with cocoa mix—Night Rider, one cup of espresso with a layer of condensed milk and a cinnamon stick—Alexandrina, two parts of steamed milk with one part of espresso—Flat white. All these combination can give one a perfect cup of espresso coffee with different tastes.