espresso

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Espresso

Etymology[edit]

From Italian espresso, from caffè espresso (pressed-out coffee), form of esprimere (to press out), from Latin exprimere, from ex- (out) + primere (to press).[1]

Some sources derive the term from “expressly (‘individually, directly’) made for the customer”,[2] or as “fast” (Italian espresso also meaning “fast”, as in English express (fast)) but these are not widely credited.

The original term for modern espresso (coffee extracted under pressure) was cream coffee, from Italian caffè crema (variant: crema caffè), due to the crema, and was seen on early Gaggia machines, but this term is no longer used.[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

espresso (plural espressos)

  1. A concentrated coffee beverage brewed by forcing hot water under high pressure through finely ground coffee.
  2. A drink that includes espresso as an ingredient.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ espresso” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  2. ^ espresso” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online
  3. ^ Morris, Jonathan (2007), The Cappuccino Conquests. The Transnational History of Italian Coffee, website, summary

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

espresso n

  1. espresso

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

espresso

  1. espresso

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

espresso m (feminine espressa, masculine plural espressi, feminine plural espresse)

  1. past participle of esprimere

Adjective[edit]

espresso m (feminine espressa, masculine plural espressi, feminine plural espresse)

  1. express

Noun[edit]

espresso m (plural espressi)

  1. espresso (coffee)
  2. express letter
  3. express train

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