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Know your espresso from your cappuccino

By Charles Hopkins Published 08/8/2006 | Food & Drink

What a coffee if without that frothiness! Oh, you dont love a cup of plain and simple coffee? Always expressing your self in the espresso style? Thats better. After all you need a coffee break from that age old coffee taste. Then what do you think about trying out cappuccino espresso? Great!

Espresso is best expressed for its frothy layer. How does that really happen when the same ingredients are being used to make the coffee as in a regular one? Cappuccino espresso is a special technique of brewing coffee which is a combination of many things at a single time. The real secret of frothiness lies in the pressure under which the hot water is let out on the ground coffee. The more the pressure, the richer is the frothy layer.

Espresso has given all new looks to the traditional coffee culture. It is not just related to the brewing of coffee but related to the entire sphere of coffee cuisine. Cappuccino espresso technology has allowed a range of components in the cuisines of coffee. Coffee in its ground state and brewed by the espresso method, milk or any milk powder, additive sugar if required and a whole lot of flavors as per your choice.

Espresso has gained maximum popularity in the cafes. The whole idea of this technology is to cater many coffee lovers at a single time throughout a session or the whole day. When milk and coffee are over then they can be again poured in the espresso machine and the process of brewing can be carried on. So for instant frolic, have a cup of espresso coffee when ever you want.

The espresso machine is a bit costly. This is another vital reason why this machine is not that popular in the domestic periphery. The expense varies from the normal drip brewing mechanism of coffee making because of the pressure equipment under which the hot water is treated.

Generally in the drip brewing process the water is collected on the ground coffee due to the force of gravity. Gently poured it is slowly stirred by the spoon. Hence the froth cannot form. But in the espresso machine, pressure is exerted to plunge the water on finely ground coffee which is packed tightly with the filter. You dont have to even take the extra burden of filtering the coffee. Both brewing and filtration take place simultaneously.

Three espresso cuisines are famous world wide. Your cappuccino must have related you with the most liked the classic northern Italian espresso style. The Italian-American is also liked by many. And the taste is being thoroughly changed by the exclusive American cuisine. It has really taken the hearts of many coffee aficionados. The American espresso has popularly gained a momentum with the brand of being post-modern espresso. Also known as Seattle style espresso which has changed the coffee culture of Northern America has launched some of the latest elegant and exquisite coffee cuisines of the world. It has touched the taste of pop world and Madonna is a great lover of Seattle espresso coffee.

As espresso is a costly mode of making coffee you have to be careful in handling the equipments as well. So before you start for one, read the instructions very carefully, make sure you learn the methods of handling the device and operate with care. Dont ignore the cautions and safety measures.