Other Word Forms of Espresso
Origin of Espresso
The original term for modern espresso (coffee extracted under pressure) was cream coffee, from Italian caffè crema (variant: crema caffè), due to the crema, and was seen on early Gaggia machines, but this term is no longer used.
Italian (caffè) espresso espresso (coffee) past participle of esprimere to press out from Latin exprimere ex- ex- premere to press per-4 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Some sources derive the term from “expressly (‘individually, directly’) made for the customer”, or as “fast” (Italian espresso also meaning “fast”, as in English express (“fast”)) but these are not widely credited.
From Italian espresso, from caffè espresso (“pressed-out coffee”), form of esprimere (“to press out”), from Latin exprimere, from ex- (“out”) + primere (“to press”).
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