November 23 is National Espresso Day

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Espresso:

  1. It takes approximately 42 coffee beans to make an average serving of espresso.
  2. Coffee contains more caffeine than espresso. Strong tasting coffee has no more caffeine than weak-tasting coffee.
  3. Espresso is not referring to a particular type of bean, it is a type of coffee brewing method
  4. Espresso originated in Italy in the early 20th century with Luigi Bezzera, the owner of a manufacturing plant who wanted to speed up the time it took to make coffee.
  5. In the early 1940s, Achille Gaggia created a piston-based espresso machine that improved the taste by eliminating the burnt flavor and giving espresso a thicker consistency.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1534 Otto Brunfels died. A German botanist, author of ‘Herbarum vivae eicones’ (‘Living Pictures of Herbs’), one of the first great herbals. His work is considered to be…

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