National espresso day
November 23rd, 2012
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

November 23 is National Espresso Day!

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Having a little trouble cranking your eyes open all the way this morning? Instead of pulling a Popeye and reaching for a can of spinach, slurp down a tiny cup of espresso and just wait for the magic of caffeine to propel you forward.

Espresso is blessed with having more caffeine per unit volume, even if one shot has a third of the caffeine of your average office coffee. This concentrated drink gets its reputation from forcing pressurized, nearly boiling water through finely ground coffee. The end result? A thick, concentrated and foamy shot of energy!

Espresso also serves as the basis for that daily latte, cappuccino, macchiato, mocha or americano. Contrary to popular misconception, the name is meant to signify a brewing method and drink. The beans, blend or roast don't really matter, so you can make espresso out of pretty much any kind of coffee, as long as you have the right tools.

In addition to drinking a seemingly dainty cup of espresso today, why not  bring out the big guns and bake it into something? Espresso powder is just the right touch when it comes to enhancing other flavors like chocolate. See if this espresso brownie cake doesn't just make your day.

But if you get a wicked caffeine buzz from all those shots of espresso goodness, don't blame us for your jitters.

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  1. http://coffeepurecleansereview.com

    Thanks for finally writing about >Eatocracy <Loved it!

    April 21, 2013 at 6:19 pm |
    • http://www.coffeepurecleanseus.org/

      When i used to live in Houston one day i used to try this brand and found really great in taste and functionality. Is it available all over the world. Kindly share some more info. Thanks for the article as it reminded me my golden days.

      August 7, 2013 at 5:08 am |
  2. government cheese

    20 years ago, I would never have thought Americans would pay for $5 coffees and $2 bottles of water.

    November 26, 2012 at 2:26 am |
  3. David

    No need to spend big bucks. II use a $20.00 Areobie Press espresso maker. It makes a great espresso.

    November 25, 2012 at 6:07 pm |
  4. Janet Rörschåch

    Reblogged this on Chef Janet Rörschåch and commented:
    OMG! How did I miss this? I assure Friday was a big coffee drinking day. #coffeedrinkerunited

    November 25, 2012 at 6:34 am |
  5. milton Platt

    Great.......another "buy our stuff" day. Can we designate any remaining days, if there are any, as "nothing special" days???

    November 24, 2012 at 10:27 pm |
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