Looking for more ideas for gourmet coffee gifts? Think Espressos and Espresso Coffee makers. Increasing number of people are beginning to appreciate the deep aroma of espresso coffee and more are getting hooked to that cuppa everyday.
But it seems that a lot of people, even avid coffee drinkers are unaware of the many misnomers of Espresso coffee. To put the record right, here are the answers.
Many mistake of what makes espresso coffee what it is. Is it the beans? Weave through the marketing misconceptions and do not be misled by the perception that there must be specific types of espresso coffee beans for the espresso brew. In truth, any type of bean can be used to make espresso coffee. It is not the blend either, although there are special blends created specifically for espresso, it is not the blend that makes it distinctively espresso. Neither is it the roast. And many would think that espresso coffee beans must always be dark roast but in actual fact, it varies greatly from cultures, tastes and regions, with French roast at the west coast, to a light one in the east, and in Italy, a medium roast is preferred.
And often it is not the espresso coffee makers either, well, at least not those that simply electric coffee machines using steam pressure to work the ground coffee at low PSI. that said, the real espresso coffee makers do exist with much higher PSI or pounds per square inch of steam pressure. These machines utilize rotary pumps delivering blistering hot coffee at 9 bars of pressure or nearly 130 psi.
Essentially what goes into that cup of great espresso coffee shooter are gourmet coffee beans, immaculately roasted to perfection, delivered to you within a week, ground and brewed with a true espresso coffee maker and served in an espresso cup and saucer with thick layer of crema on the surface. You breath in the thick fragrant aroma to engulf your senses, then drink up the brew in less than 5 mouthful.
Yes, espresso is in actuality a culture, an cultivated art, an all encompassing experience to say the least.
Your gourmet coffee gifts to your loved ones will be a so much more meaningful if you and your loved one are both cultivated and avid espresso drinkers. One of the best gifts you can get the coffee lover is a Coffee of the Month Club subscription. Nectar of Life let’s you choose the type of coffee you want to receive on a monthly basis. The coffees are fresh roasted prior to shipping so you’re sure to have a truly gourmet coffee experience!