National Espresso Day is November 23. That’s just fine for me. After all, I’m caffeinating right now as I write this post.
Espresso makes a tasty – and eye-opening – morning beverage. It also makes a delicious gourmet brownie. When you have Espresso Nib Sprites or Espresso Nib Brownies delivered to your home or office, they’re filled with a rich espresso flavor and sprinkled with crushed cocoa nibs.
Now, in honor of National Espresso Day and courtesy of Wikipedia, here are three facts about espresso.
- The espresso machine was invented in the late 1800s by Italian hotelier Angelo Moriondo. Interestingly, the invention was lightly-regarded in its time. You can learn more about this momentous event in coffee history by reading our blog post about Moriondo.
- There are many ways to enjoy espresso, as it’s the base for a variety of drinks including caffè latte, cappuccino, caffè macchiato, cafe mocha, or caffè Americano. And, of course, it’s the base for some of our favorite gourmet brownies.
- Trust us. It’s spelled and pronounced espresso. Not expresso. According to The Oxford English Dictionary, "The spelling expresso is not used in the original Italian and is strictly incorrect, although it is common.”