espresso was our Word of the Day on 11/03/2012. Hear the podcast!
Theme music by Joshua Stamper ©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP
Recent Examples of espresso from the Web
Pair breakfast with locally sourced espresso, freshly brewed tea (iced or hot), house chai tea or opt for morning cocktails (mimosa varieties, Irish coffee, house Bloody Marys and more).
Breakfast Republic is gearing up for Easter Sunday with specialty drinks like The Peep Show Mocha, crafted from espresso, milk, marshmallow syrup, mocha, whipped cream and garnished with a Peeps candy.
Lupsac, wearing spectacles and a baseball cap, looks up from the La Marzocco Strada that churns out the café’s top-notch espresso, and greets them back.
Once a base is selected, customers choose their flavor, ranging between Nutella, fresh banana, cheesecake, espresso, Cap'n Crunch and more.
The Cherry Mocha features hot espresso poured over a slightly sweet mocha sauce and candied cherry syrup.
Located in Keller Town Center, Summer Moon Coffee will offer espresso, cappuccino and cortados, along with an array of beverages made with Moon Milk — a blend of seven secret ingredients that combine for a sweet cream.
Crust is currently between dessert chefs, but perhaps a little gelato and maybe even an after-dinner espresso would be a nice interim gesture.
The new espresso will be available in more than 8,000 of the chain’s U.S. locations.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'espresso.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of espresso
First Known Use: 1945See Words from the same year
ESPRESSO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of espresso for English Language Learners
: strong coffee that is made by forcing steam through finely ground roasted coffee beans
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up espresso? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).