Are you an espresso drinker?
I like them ‘cut’.
In Spain, which, in my opinion, has the best coffee in the world, it’s called a cortado – espresso cut with hot milk. It’s about 2/3 espresso / 1/3 milk.
In France it’s called a noisette, or hazelnut because of the color.
I don’t make them at home. At home we have a Senseo which uses fabric coffee pads. It’s easy.
I also have a French press which I used for years, grinding my own beans fresh every morning. That was before I started to get lazy.
Then I switched to a moka pot (which I always thought of as a Spanish coffee maker), still grinding my own beans, of course
Neither of the above require a lot of work…. just some work. When mon mari walked the dogs in the morning I made coffee.
Now I walk the dog and we use the Senseo.
When we still lived in the U.S. we had an actual espresso machine which we used all the time.
I’m not sure I agree with all of the opinions in this article, but the info is good…..
How to Make Espresso Without a Machine
Espresso is an Italian-based coffee that costs a fortune to purchase. Therefore, the cost of the beverage is sometimes beyond most people’s purchasing power. These individuals then turn to unconventional means.
For instance, they brew the coffee in the confines of their living spaces. Even better, they do it without a machine. That said, you must read on, especially if you want to learn how to make espresso traditionally.
1) Use a French Press
Espresso machines are expensive for most average people. Even worse, laziness prevents you from walking into the local coffee shop when you need espresso the most. Nonetheless, you must find a better way of brewing your coffee.
Luckily, the French Press presents a cheaper option. More so, the thermos-like container works like quality espresso machines and allows you to make the beverage fast. All you must do is mix espresso and ground coffee beans, run the mixture through boiling water, and extract the mouth-watering liquid using the French Press.
2) Use the AeroPress
Espresso requires heat and pressure to brew. Moreover, AeroPress presents you with an ideal option for Espresso making. Furthermore, the device gives you fluid with caffeine content and flavor that is similar to that of a machine-brewed espresso. However, the espresso made using AeroPress has a different texture than that of a machine-made drink.
So, how do you prepare your beverage? It is simple. First, you stack the drain cap of the AeroPress using filters. Second, you grind coffee beans and drop them into the filter. You can add more coffee into the filter, depending on preference.
Next, the experts advise that you add three and a half ounces of boiling water into the kettle. The water must have an average temperature of at least two hundred degrees. You are then encouraged to press down on the plunger to extract the juicy fluid. As you can see, you do not need an expensive machine to make espresso. All you need is a set of inexpensive gadgets and a unique set of skills to get the job done.
3) Use a Moka Pot
Alternatively, you can use the Moka Pot for the following reasons. One, the device is inexpensive. Additionally, it allows you to brew a cup of espresso with a soothing flavor, thus providing unmatched sensations to your taste buds. Yet there is a catch.
Experts advise that you mix your ingredients using the right proportion. Therefore, you must measure your coffee well and grind the beans to a fine powder. Additionally, it is a recommendation that you pour at least three ounces of water into the pot.
You can then fill the filtering mechanism of the pot with coffee grounds, close the spouted top, and set the container on a burner. Next, you must keep a watchful eye on the fluid in the pot since it gets concentrated with coffee. The boiling effect caused the fluid in the kettle to foam. Finally, you must pour your espresso into a demitasse and enjoy the time of your life.