Espresso Coffee

Definition of Espresso - strong black coffee brewed by forcing hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans.

Brewing coffee by forcing hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee produces what we call an espresso; a concentrated coffee beverage. If you were to compare this with most other coffee brewing methods you will find an espresso is distinguishably different. Espresso normally has a thick consistency with an increased concentration of dissolved solids and ideally a layer of foam on the top of the beverage.

Due to the way of brewing coffee when making an espresso, all of the flavours are forced out of the ground coffee into a highly concentrated beverage. You will often therefore find that in cafes an espresso is the base for other drinks, such as lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos and mochas.

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Espresso Coffee Strengths

Espressos are known to be high in caffeine, and are normally advised to be drunk if you are looking for a caffeine ‘fix’. Coffee that is brewed in this way normally has the extraction percentage of 20% of the ground into the coffee liquid. Due to the process having this affect on the liquid (less water), espressos are known to have a higher strength than that of a normal cup of coffee.

However, if you are not bothered about the caffeine reactions, or maybe even trying to avoid them, then Jurang would like to recommend decaf coffee.

Jurang Fair Trade Espresso Beans

Jurang Espresso beans have been selected with the help of international coffee experts. We have selected beans that have a deep and dark yet clean and balanced taste, which is what you expect of a good quality espresso. We believe that our Espresso beans express our commitment to Fair Trade, Quality and Value and we are so confident you will like these beans that we offer you a full money back guarantee in case you disagree.

Single Bag of Fairtrade Espresso Beans (1kg): £9.50
Wholesale box of Fair Trade Espresso Beans (8x1kg): £70.00

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Espresso Brewing Process

The reason why espressos are most commonly done in cafes is because the preparation requires an espresso machine. An original espresso machine creates the shot of espresso from a lever on the espresso machine that needs to be pulled down; there is a spring loaded piston which then pushes the hot water through the coffee at a high pressure. This can be quite noisy, however, and it is actually more common now for this pressure to be generated by a pump or the use of steam.

Domestic Espresso Coffee Machines are gaining popularity nowadays as more and more people want to make espresso coffee at home. Various manufacturers are offering entry level espresso machines for domestic use. If you are thinking of buying an espresso machine to use at home, always ensure you get user reviews from trusted sources on the internet so you know whether there is any common problems for example. One of the main things to look out for is the pressure, you need at least a 9 bar pressure to bring out all the goodness of the espresso.

Espresso Brewing Process

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