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Espresso for Beginners: History and Common Misconceptions

So there are many different ways to make a coffee and In many parts of the world when you order a coffee what you’ll get is espresso. It’s also the coffee part of drinks like the cappuccino, flat white, latte and other drinks collectively referred to as milk-based espresso beverages

Today an up close look at espresso, what it is, and some common misconceptions.

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How To Use a Bottomless Portafilter to Improve Espresso Technique

Learn how to use a bottomless portafilter to improve your espresso extractions and learn your machine. Marc from WholeLatteLove.com takes you through 12 naked extractions on the Profitec Pro 800 lever machine. See the extractions up close as he describes what he learned from each shot about his technique and the machine.

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Espresso Shots Compared: Fresh Ground vs. Pre-ground Coffee

Does grinding fresh for espresso really matter? Well here’s a scenario; you’re in a cafe and you order an espresso, it’s delicious. So you say “hey barista grind me up some of those magical beans so I can pull some shots on my machine at home.”

In this article I’ll show you how that scenario might play out. It’s a real demonstration of just how much of a difference grinding for espresso right before pulling your shots can make. You’ll get to see shot’s pulled in sync and side by side using the same coffee ground fresh right before brewing and that very same coffee that was ground 2 days ago.

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3 Tips for Excellent Espresso Shots

Brewing espresso is both an art and a science. There is a lot more that goes into a shot than just coffee and water. Save yourself the headache with these quick tips on how to pull excellent espresso shots!

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Game-Day with Espresso.

I am always looking to spice up the food spread and incorporate coffee into recipes where I can. I did some investigating and found a captivating idea, Barbecue Sauce with espresso!

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Treats for Espresso Lovers

The fall marks the beginning of the holiday season, a time of sharing and socializing. Each year I usually like to try something different. This year I was thinking it would be nice to make a treat with espresso mixed in! A bit of searching and I found a delicious idea, rich brownies with a bold espresso baked in.

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