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Apr 1, 2008
Some people will say that coffee is the essence of life. I can attest to that as I need at minimum, two cups of coffee in the morning before I can even function.

The stimulant caffeine bears the scientific name xanthine alkaloid, and it is found in tea leaves as well as in coffee beans. Today, adults drink more coffee than most other beverages on a worldwide basis, because coffee enhances the drinker's mental awareness of the world around him and stimulates the body to better complete the activities that the day brings.

Do you like to brew your own coffee? There are two primary methods of preparing your own coffee. One using a coffee machine and the other using an espresso machine. Espresso machines are really the preferred method for most coffee drinkers. They cite the robust flavor and decreased brewing time as reasons.

Espresso machines come in lots of varieties and options. There are commercial, automatic, stovetop, and semi-automatic machines. All types work in the same kind of way. Boiling water is pushed over fresh coffee grounds to produce the "espresso shot," the frothy and pungent coffee.

To your espresso, you can add things like milk or syrup to the shot, to change its flavor and size. An espresso machine will produce quality, professional-grade coffee, maintaining the integrity of the coffee beans' original flavor. If you'd like a weaker coffee drink, though, a brewing machine will filter some of the strength away from the taste of the final product.

Espresso and its Variations - If you have an espresso machine, odds are that it'll produce slightly different coffee than any other machine that's on the market. Over time, though, espresso has become well known as the basic ingredient of any great coffee drink.

Lots of different kinds of coffee flavored drinks have been developed, and many of them have enjoyed great popularity in recent years. One of them is the Caf Latte, which pairs espresso with milk. A cappuccino does the same thing, but tops it off with froth; a cortado is just a plain shot of frothy espresso.

If you like chocolate, you might like a mocha, which is a shot of espresso with milk and chocolate syrup. Many variations on this theme are available, with alternative flavorings like mint and hazelnut.

Since espresso coffee is enjoyed all year round, there are many seasonal varieties to celebrate the holidays. Raspberry for Valentine's Day, for example. Whenever you drink them, these tasty drinks are to be savored and enjoyed!
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