This is a dumb question, but are espresso coffee beans the same as regular coffee beans?!

Question: This is a dumb question, but are espresso coffee beans the same as regular coffee beans!?
My sister got an espresso machine and a bean grinder thing and I want to get her some good beans to go with it!. I don't drink coffee!.!.!.so I didn't know if I they were the same!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Yes, any type of coffee bean can be used to make espresso!. Espresso is the process of brewing coffee by forcing steamed water through finely ground coffee beans!. You should base your bean selection on the type of roast (how dark or light) and/or the type of bean that she prefers!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

The type of bean does not matter though higher quality coffee beans will be more noticeable when brewed as espresso as opposed to regular coffee!. However the roast and the grind do matter when making espresso!. Oddly enough "espresso roast" is darker than traditional espresso is made from!. Look for "Italian Roast" or "medium-dark", though technically any roast can be used, but I find that the Italians know best!. The beans must also be ground finer than normal coffee, this time you can use the espresso grind feature on coffee grinders found in the grocery store or if you are using your own, grind it until it becomes a fine powder that seems to clump!. The rest of the espresso is up to the process!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Short answer, yes!.

Long answer:

You will want to choose an Espresso blend when making an espresso, though!. You wouldn't want a light roasted Kenya AA as an espresso :p!. Most Espresso blends are 50% Brazilian coffee beans and the rest are different coffees!. The reason that Espresso Blends are usually 50% Brazilian is because Brazilian coffee beans have a strange quality in them that creates a nice, thick, sweet crema!.

The crema is the light brown froth on top of espresso (when pulled correctly)Www@FoodAQ@Com

Yes!. According to Wikipedia "A common misconception about espresso is that it is a specific bean or roast level!. Any bean, combination of beans from different origins (referred to as a blend), or roasting level can be used to produce authentic espresso!."

I highly recommend Cafe Bustelo espresso!. It doesn't come in bean form, just ground, but it's excellent!Www@FoodAQ@Com


In this case, Wikipedia is correct!. Espresso is a way to brew coffee!. The beans are ground very fine, and the hot water is forced through the grounds under high pressure to extract the most flavor out of them!. I used to make Espresso, but decided it was too much of a PITA!. You can use any bean (you don't want bright ones though) and any roast!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Avid coffee fan!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

i don't know to be honest, i hate coffee!. i just want to make sure you know that wikipedia isn't really a solid source of information!. do some research from more reputable sources!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Exactly the same, only the method of making the coffee is different! see wikpedia explanation belowWww@FoodAQ@Com


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