Kamis, 28 Agustus 2014





as a Gift

When it's time for the season of gift-giving many people choose to give coffee as one of their gifts. There is a whole bunch of different ways that one can give coffee as a gift, but one of most popular ways that coffee is given is through espresso. Espresso has long been held as one of the most popular types of coffee beverages on the market ever since the middle of the 19th Century. More than 200 years later the espresso beverage still has a handle on society and there are many espresso addicts out there.

If you do decide to give espresso as a gift, though, there are plenty of options that you have that will allow for a creative gift to a family member or friend. One good suggestion to use, though, would be to give espresso in a gift basket. Gift baskets are also another popular type of gift and coffee is one product that has long been used in traditional gift baskets for nearly everyone. Even if you don't necessarily enjoy coffee all that much chances are that you have received coffee as a gift at one point or another. Espresso gift baskets, though, include everything related to espresso and then some other accessories as well. For example, you could include some coffee beans that could easily be used in an espresso machine or you could include a coffee mug or espresso shot glasses. Since espresso shots have one-of-a-kind glass that they are usually consumed from, many people invest in a nice set of espresso shot glasses anyway.

However, if you don't like the idea of giving espresso as a gift in a gift basket, perhaps you'd enjoy the thought of wrapping different types of espresso products in wrapping paper and giving them that way. However, about the only way this method will be real popular is if the recipient is an avid coffee or espresso drinker in the first place. Chances are that if you're giving espresso to someone who doesn't necessarily enjoy coffee in the first place then your gift will be unsuccessful.

On the other hand if you know that you're buying espresso for an avid espresso drinker and coffee lover then there are all sorts of other things that you can give as gifts. Many people love to have different spices and toppings on their espresso, so a few of the spices that you could include in your montage of gifts includes ground cinnamon, whipped cream, fresh cinnamon sticks, and chocolate shavings just to name a few of the things that espresso drinkers love! There are plenty of other espresso toppings, though, and they can all be easily found down the coffee aisle of a grocery store!

All of these things are great ways to show that you have a great relationship with an espresso drinker, though, and espresso gifts are usually always well-received if they are given with the right intention! Just as you would like to get a gift of something that you love, buying espresso for an espresso junkie is also the perfect gift for them!

Three Popular

As we all know, espresso is just one of the coffee beverages that are popular throughout the world! Even though there are plenty of flavors of regular black drip coffee, one of the things that people enjoy about espresso is that there is hardly ever anyone that orders just a plain espresso plain and simple. It seems as though an espresso always has to be added to some other mixture in order to taste better, although many people feel that espresso beverages are just fine the way they are! There are actually probably more than 50 definite ways of mixing espresso with different coffee mixtures in order to get a different flavor each time, however, there is probably more than that still. Nevertheless, if you've been wondering about what some of the different popular espresso mixtures and forms of espresso are, here is a short-list of the many beverages one can order espresso with:

The Americano

Probably so named because regular black coffee is popular in America, and perhaps more so than espresso is (even though it's a close tie!); the Americano is actually a simple espresso beverage. The espresso is made but then is diluted with a little bit of water in order to make the taste less strong, but the taste will actually resemble that of black regular coffee that's made from a machine! Even though the Americano is popular with many people throughout the United States and elsewhere, the concept of it is a little bland. Considering the fact that many people love to doctor their espresso beverages up with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and other such toppings the Americano may seem like an unfair version of the espresso that some may just doctor it up anyway!

The Latte

Even though this espresso beverage is probably the one that is the least understood it is quite necessary to explain exactly what an espresso latte is. Some people actually think that the latte is a separate beverage from the espresso, but the espresso still is used as the main ingredient in a latte. How the Latte comes together, though, is a bit of steamed milk is poured over the espresso itself. On top of the whole mixture then is a fine, or sometimes thick layer of a frothy and foamy substance. This espresso beverage is probably most likened to the cappuccino, which will be explained next!

The Cappuccino

This espresso beverage is probably most known as the sister of the Latte itself. The reason for this, though, is the fact that the cappuccino also includes milk and the same foamy substance on top. However, the cappuccino is slightly different because it actually contains a considerably less amount of milk, but the milk is replaced with more foam on top!

Now that you know three of the basic forms of espresso beverages then you are ready to walk into a coffee shop as a well prepared consumer. But trying all three of these espresso drinks is a great idea to finding out exactly what espresso drinks you like and dislike!

Love Espresso

If you are a coffee drinker then chances are that you have some sort of an opinion about espresso. Many caffeine drinkers love espresso, but then there are some other folks who can't stand the taste of it. All in all, though, there are probably more espresso drinkers in the world today than there are regular coffee drinkers. In fact, however, espresso is actually the main coffee drink in many parts throughout Europe today! There are plenty of reasons why there are so many espresso drinkers throughout the world. Here are just some of the many favorite reasons that a lot of people cite when discussing why they love espresso:

It's Tasteful!

Many people simply love espresso because it has been known to have more of a flavor than regular coffee or cappuccino. There are many reasons for this, too, but one of the main reasons that espresso is more tasteful than regular coffee is because it's thicker and it usually contains a lot more flavor as well as well as a high content of other ingredients like caffeine! In addition, many people like to sip the foam, or crema, that sits right on top of the coffee drink, oftentimes sprinkled with a little bit of cinnamon or other sweet herb on top of the espresso drink!

All the Variations!

Perhaps another reason why many people love espresso throughout the world is that it has so many variations, thus is more appealing to a wide variety of people. For example, did you know that some of the variations of espresso include Alexandrino, Affogato, Americano, Cafe Bonbon, and Breve? In fact, there are actually well over 20 different kinds and variations of espresso to choose from depending on what part of the world you live in, but these are some of the more popular ones. Affogato is an espresso drink that is typically served over a type of gelato, like vanilla, and Alexandrino is one of the variations of espresso that includes a layer of condensed milk, and this type of drink is actually served with a fresh cinnamon stick to add more flavor to the drink!

Espresso Shots!

One serving of espresso is called an espresso shot. This shot, though, packs a wallop, especially if you're the one drinking it! The Shot of espresso is actually about a 1-ounce size drink. Many people say once they've had 2 or 3 espresso shots then they are all ready for the day to start! Unlike regular coffee, espresso actually has a lot more caffeine per ounce, which makes the shots a perfect start for your morning or a perfect end to your evening!

These are only just some of the reasons why, of course, people love to drink espresso all over the world. The reasons vary from person to person about why they love espresso, but you can definitely be sure that espresso has been popular and loved for many centuries and will continue its popularity throughout the years.

Flavored Products

Perhaps one of the best types of coffee products on the market today is the espresso beverage. Many people already know that there are an infinite number of ways that espresso can be combined to make the best beverages that there is a whole market for the coffee and espresso self-proclaimed fanatics! Even if you're not an avid coffee or espresso drinker chances are that you've had the chance to taste espresso at some point in your life. In addition, chances are that you also know that there are plenty of other products on the market today that are modeled after espresso. Here are just some of the food and beverage products to try if you like regular espresso!

Espresso Mocha Drinks!

There are many places that offer customers the chance to buy espresso mocha drinks and beverages, including milkshakes. Many times these beverages are ice-cold, but supposedly it adds to the flavor of the already-popular espresso. There are many great things about espresso mocha drinks, though. First, they do taste like a regular cold cup of espresso. One example of a restaurant that includes a "Mocha Chill" is the Arby's restaurant. In very recent years Arby's Roast Beef has introduced the "Mocha Chill," which is essentially an espresso mocha beverage on ice! This beverage has turned into a very popular cold espresso drink for this fast food restaurant and will be popular for years to come as people continue to get hooked on espresso products!

Espresso Ice Cream!

Another cold product that is regularly sold in grocery stores and specialty ice cream shops is espresso ice cream. There is actually a type of ice cream that tastes like espresso. However, espresso ice cream is probably not that hard to make considering that many people add milk to their espresso in the first place. All that really needs to be done in order to churn ice cream is to add condensed milk, other minor ingredients, and then the mixture can be frozen and eaten later when it's turned to ice cream!

Espresso Candy

There are all sorts of different flavors for candy on the market today and one of these products is espresso jelly beans. One popular company that has been responsible for the production of espresso jelly beans is the Jelly Belly Bean Company, but there espresso-tasting jelly bean has literally flew off the shelves because so many people enjoy the product.

These are just a few of the espresso products that are regularly sold on the market, though, and there are plenty of other foods and beverages that are given the ingredient of espresso just to attract many different customers! For example, if you have ever taken a trip to a coffee shop then you already know the hundreds of different ways espresso can be combined to make unusual drinks! Nevertheless, espresso has long been a popular flavor for a whole lot of things and it will continue to be popular throughout the coming years!