do you use coffee in an espresso machine?

I just got an espresso machine and i dont know what to put in it. Are there special espresso beans to use with it or are you supposed to use coffee beans? I've been using foldgers and it doesnt taste stong enough.

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  • Emmy
    Lv 6
    hace 1 década
    Mejor Respuesta

    Yes, there are espresso roast coffee beans, plus a finer espresso grind for the ground coffee.

    Check Starbucks, Joe Muggs, or the web to find good espressos.

  • hace 1 década

    Congrats on your purchase! I think an espresso machine is something I may be getting soon! I just love espresso!

    To answer your question, there are special espresso beans you would probably prefer to use and come in a variety of blends. You would grind these to a very fine grind.You would be able to make espresso or cappuchino with these beans. The term espresso encompasses the bean colour, type of roast, and how the grind is, and how quickly the espresso is made at a particular bar. 7 bar is preferable. I am sorry I can not recommend a particular brand, as I do not use them but I have a link for you below to check out on how to make a perfect espresso and another site with different types of beans.

    Good luck and happy espresso hunting!

  • Kyla
    Lv 4
    hace 4 años

    You can make espresso at home cheaply with a stove top espresso maker but it will NOT taste the same as one you buy at a coffee shop. There are instant espressos on the market, just add hot water and it foams or something like that ... no comment on what might be in them, I have never looked. If you are willing to shell out about $300 you can get a good home espresso machine (Starbucks are really good if they still sell them) or go to a restaurant food equipment store that specializes in them but if you are not willing to spend money I would just keep going out for espresso rather than do it cheaply at home.

  • hace 1 década

    You need to buy espresso coffee.. Your supermarket should carry espresso coffee.. If not go to a delicatessen ( and Italian delicatessen is best) or food market,. You should be able to find good espresso beans there. Many markets carry imported espresso coffee or beans. You can also get espresso-coffee-beans and grind them yourself.. I use an imported brand and grind them myself and the coffee is always fresh and so delicious.... By the way I also got a espresso machine for Christmas too.

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  • Anónimo
    hace 1 década

    Its not so much special beans as the roast, most espresso is dark roasted, those beans are best ground on the fine setting on a grinder. If you don't have a grinder you can find pre ground coffee in the stores or on line, just look for dark roasted or espresso labels.

  • hace 1 década

    yes you just use a large amount compared to the small amount of water you use so it comes out stronger. You can buy special grounds but it is not necessary. You must have an espresso is the way it brews that makes it espresso.

  • hace 1 década

    beans affect the taste of the coffee you get, the machine is something that helps you get the coffee. select the bean that suits your taste and use it.

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