The Brewing Process

Coffee has been around for centuries and over the years has made it around many different countries and cultures, where each nation has adopted the brewing process to their liking. Espresso in specific is part of the authentic Italian heritage.

Espresso coffee s a method of forcing water at 212 Degrees Fahrenheit under intensely high water pressure through finely ground and compacted coffee. They believe that it is only at this combination of high water pressure and heat that the penetrating water can extract the most out of the coffee grain.

The end product is a purely rich, aromatic and syrupy creamy beverage. Although the true Espresso coffee  is only a beverage of 30ml, it is the only coffee brewing process that extracts the most concentrated taste, aroma, richness and caffeine than any coffee brewing recipe to compare.

Although the Italians from up North down to the South have their own specific trademarks for their interpretations of producing the perfection of Espresso, the Italian Espresso National Institute have outlined the technical parameters for making a Certified Italian Espresso.

However, generally speaking, the trend goes that it is more common for the Italians at Southern Italy to prefer a darker roast. Opposing to the Southerners, The people of Northern Italy prefer a lighter roast. Today, as the Espresso beverage has been widely adopted by other cultures by its growing popularity, the Espresso beverage has learned to be brewed with a widely varied selection of both coffee bean, blend and roast. 

Espresso as a way to Socialize

In Italy, the rise of Espresso  coffee consumption was associated with urbanization quickly giving rise to the  culture of ‘Espresso bars’ as the fashionable way to  socialize. Unlike many of the Europeans and quite uncharacteristic of the Italian culture, the Espresso Bar was trademarked for the "stand at a bar" culture. Where the Espresso was drunk standing up.

an espresso extraction

The Very First Espresso Machine

The very first Italian bar machine, invented by Angelo Moriondo was patented in the city of Turin in 1884 and it worked by controlling the supply of steam and water. Unlike the later adaptations of the steam brewer, it was a bulk brewer and did not brew coffee “expressly” for the individual customer.

Therefore 17 years later in the city of Milan, Luigi Bezzera perfected the many adaptations of the machine and introduced the ‘new & improved’ espresso machine to the marketplace in the year 1901. Just one year later he registered and officially trademarked his machine, that allowed Italians to prepare and immediately serve coffee.

The first line of the original authentic Espresso machine belonged to the La Pavoni company who bought the patent from Luigi Bezzera in 1905. Desiderio Pavoni, founder of the‘La Pavoni’ company thus began to mass produce the machine.

Though it was invented by Luigi Bezzera, It is technically through the merit of Pavoni who brought fame to the Espresso beverage by making the art of Espresso making more widespread for recognizing the personal espresso machine as a legendary perfection of the very first Espresso steam machine. 

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