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A drink that normally yields 1-2 oz. made by forcing a small amount of water through finely ground coffee.
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What is espresso?

A highly concentrated drink brewed by forcing water - close to boiling point - through coffee beans. It's usually served as a single 'shot' (roughly 1 oz) of espresso or a double espresso made with two shots. Espresso is also the main base for a cappuccino, latte, and other coffee drinks.

A well pulled shot of espresso develops a thin, sweet foam on the top called crema.