Make Espresso Coffee on the Stove Top

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Hi, you are watching VisiHow. Today, we are going to show you how to make an Italian espresso. This may be one of the tastiest things on the planet.

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    We are going to start with some LavAzza.
    This is LavAzza brand espresso.
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    The next thing we are going to get is our Italian coffee press.
    Now, your coffee press does not have to be Italian. However, many things that we have in North America are not original. There are three parts to our coffee press. This one is made in Italy, 100% Italian.
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    The way this works is very simple, the inside has a little spout and it has a little filter and rubber ring seal on the bottom.
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    Then you have the bottom piece, which has a ball pressure valve on it.
    This pressure valve prevents the bottom from becoming a bomb.
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    We fill this piece up with coffee.
    This piece is the filter.
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    We fill the bottom piece with water, up to the beginning section of the valve, so the water should be up to here.
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    We put the filter piece into the bottom part and then we add coffee to the filter piece.
    It is best if you have the espresso ground.
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    Then we screw the top and bottom piece together.
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    As you can see the inside is empty.
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    Put the coffee pot onto a burner.
    Like all things cooking related, we want a burner that is least somewhat proportional to the bottom of the pot. This is a little bit larger than the burner, but that is fine. We are going to make sure that the fire is not coming over the edge when it is on the burner. Then we boil it. It takes very little time. As the pressure builds up it will force the water through the espresso inside of here and pump that out inside giving us a nice rich cup of tasty coffee your espresso.
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    What you are going to want to do in addition to that, is take your Turkish coffee pot which we've got down here.
    And put a little bit of milk in it. We are going to start that off on the back burner on low heat. Now the reason for this little bit of milk is that the espresso is really strong you've probably heard people order Americano. The Americano was a form of coffee developed during, I believe, during World War II when American forces liberated large groups of Italians from large parts like Italy and Rome. The natural Italian coffee was too strong for them, so they mixed water with it, Hence the name Americano.
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    Now we have water in the bottom part of the coffee pot.
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    Add the filter.
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    Use a spoon to add the ground espresso powder to the Italian coffee press's filter.
    If you watched our Turkish coffee video earlier it is the same type of process that goes into making a good Turkish coffee. Some people choose to pack this down, to tamp this down, whether you pack it down or not and even to how much you use is entirely up to you. The thing to remember, is that the more you pack it in the more pressure will build up. The more pressure it has the more likely the pressure valve will extend during the cooking process.
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    Wipe any coffee off the edge to make sure you get a good seal.
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    Close the coffee press by screwing get the top part onto the bottom.
    This obviously will very hot, so you will not want to touch it. Well, you may want to touch it but I would not recommend it.
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    We are going to turn the ball valve away from the edge of the stove, and we are going to make sure our handle is far enough away from the edge so that children cannot grab it.
    Unfortunately, this stove has the small burner on the front and it is a poor design.
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    As you can see the flame is coming over the bottom of the pot.
    We need to turn down the flame a little, until it is not coming over the edge, so that it will not melt the handle of the pot.
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    This is going to cook for a few minutes, I'm not going to have you watch that, but I am going to show you one more quick little trick.
    I will have this cooking along with the milk as we wait for the coffee. This trick is called the sugar trick. If you like sugar in your coffee, since I am sort of making a latte but it's not quite a latte, I'm going to put one and a half teaspoons of sugar into the milk. This sugar is kind of strong. Which is good. Stir the sugar into the milk to make sure it is not sticking to the edge. If the milk in a pure espresso is too much for you as well, you can always add a little bit of water to the milk. In fact, I'm going to add a touch of water to this. You can also use cream if you would like. So, everything is cooking and we will be back in just a few minutes.
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    We are back and we are still making our espresso, I'm going to turn the pot a little ways so that you can see what is happening on the inside.
    You can see the espresso was kind of popping out of the spout there and that is what happens when it boils and they pressure comes up from the bottom. You will be able to hear it boil it makes a little low rumble.
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    Our milk has also finished boiling in the back.
    We are going to go ahead and set a plate here and line it with a little napkin to make sure that our cup is stable. Do you hear that little sizzling? That happens when there is no more water in the bottom of the pot.
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    At this point, we are going to turn off our burner.
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    Pour the coffee into a coffee cup.
    This coffee press has a 6 cup capacity. So basically, it is six shots of espresso. One might argue that I drink too much coffee and one would probably be correct in that argument.
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    Add milk.
    Pour the hot milk into the espresso. You can layer this with a spoon as well.
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    We will show you in another video how to make different cups of coffee, but for now there is a delicious tasty little drink that will wake you right up.
    If you are a programmer or you are making lots of videos this is for you. Thanks for watching VisiHow, have a great day, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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