expresso vs espresso : Common Errors in English

About expresso vs espresso

I’ve read several explanations of the origin of this word: the coffee is made expressly for you upon your order, or the steam is expressed through the grounds, or (as most people suppose—and certainly wrongly) the coffee is made at express speed. One thing is certain: the word is “espresso,” not “expresso.” While you’re at an American espresso stand, you might muse on the factthat both “biscotti” and “panini” are plural forms, but you’re likely tobaffle the barista if you ask in correct Italian for a biscotto or apanino.

espresso Meaning(s)

  • (n) strong black coffee brewed by forcing hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans

expresso in News

  • Picnickin' and grinnin' in Portola Valley

    Bundy Browne and the Expresso Rhythm Section performed Thursday as attendees picnicked on grass and ate food from a gathering of gourmet food trucks at Portola Valley Town Center.
    on June 21, 2013 Source: San Jose Mercury News

espresso in News

  1. The Scoop: Dive into an icy affogato

    The dish: Affogato is gelato topped with hot espresso. In Italian, affogato literally means "drowned." Normally, that's a bad thing. But I'm a crime reporter. And Italian. And married to a Seattle native who is as coffee-crazy as you'd expect for someone from the hometown of Starbucks. So it's all good.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Philadelphia Daily News

  2. Z-Spot announces musical lineup

    Z-Spot Espresso & Coffee, 1024 Indiana Ave., Sheboygan, announced its musical lineup for this weekend.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Sheboygan Press

  3. Mondelez International Launches New Range of Nespresso®* Compatible Espresso Capsules

    ZURICH, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mondelez International (NASDAQ: MDLZ) today announced the launch of its new range of Nespresso®* compatible espresso capsules, while continuing to boost investment ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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