Espresso meaning

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Espresso is defined as a type of coffee that is brewed with steam using a special machine.

The strong coffee added to a cappuccino is an example of espresso.

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A strong coffee brewed by forcing hot water under pressure through darkly roasted, finely ground coffee beans.
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Coffee prepared in a special machine from finely ground coffee beans, through which steam under high pressure is forced.
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A serving of this beverage.

Ordered an espresso with dessert.

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A concentrated coffee beverage brewed by forcing hot water under high pressure through finely ground coffee.
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A drink that includes espresso as an ingredient.
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Origin of espresso

  • 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

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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 Wiktionary

  • From Italian espresso, from caffè espresso (“pressed-out coffee”), form of esprimere (“to press out”), from Latin exprimere, from ex- (“out”) + primere (“to press”).

    From Wiktionary