Make Espresso Coffee on the Stove Top
Edited by Grimm, MsBarbs, Eng, Dougie
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.
- 10Put 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.
- 11What 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.
- 14Use 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.
- 19This 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.
- 20We 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.
- 25We 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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Recent edits by: Eng, MsBarbs, Grimm