Eating My Way Through the Alphabet; Letter E

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Take a Seat at the Table: Espresso Obsession! You can be a master barista in the comfort of your own kitchen. Some essential items make all the difference in the results; a good coffee bean grinder and a reliable espresso machine, for instance. Always use quality ingredients. Begin with a premium blend of whole roasted coffee beans to grind yourself. A very fine ground is necessary in order to brew classic Italian roast espresso beverages. Drink it hot or turn it into an iced coffee version. Grazie!

Fresh roasted espresso beans

Purified water

Whipped cream

After the coffee beans are ground to a consistency of sugar, use 1/4 ounce per shot, an one ounce serving. (If it is too coarse, water will run straight through it leaving the coffee lacking a robust flavor.) Pack the grinds into the espresso handle and press down with a tamper, but not too hard. You’ll know when you see the cream-like foam finish. Make sure the water is not boiling. An espresso machine will keep the temperature at 90C degrees. Perfection. Serve immediately. 

I choose a dollop of whipped cream on top making my signature coffee drink an “Espresso Con Panna”.

4 thoughts on “Eating My Way Through the Alphabet; Letter E

  1. Wow looks yummy, I can smell it. Only few people’s grind beans for fresh espresso, as it take some extra time. Before I have burr grinder which grind beans in low speed so they are less likely to burn and extract more flavors from coffee beans. Few days back, i bought DeLonghi magnifica , it’s really a nice and easy to use machine. In future if you think to buy a bean to cup machine try that or you can choose from here. Me and My father love to have Espresso Con Panna as dessert, nice way to end the day.

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