A true Italian espresso is short, naturally sweet and easy to brew. And you don’t need an expensive barista-approved coffee machine to make it at home.
The first espresso was brewed in Turin, Italy, at the end of the 19th century, but it wasn’t until Gaggia released their Gilda machine in the 1940s that Italians started making espresso at home.
Nowadays, most Italians use a pod machine to make their espresso not because they’re in a hurry – coffee is still a ritual in Italy – but because it promises a great espresso time after time without barista training. When you’re looking for a short shot of coffee flavour that best accentuates the notes of the beans, you can’t go past an espresso.
To brew an authentic espresso, you will need:
ITALIAN-MADE ESPRESSO PODS
A SMALL DOUBLE BARRELED SHOT GLASS