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Recent Examples of espresso from the Web
The kitchen is visible just beyond the beer taps and espresso machine.
That menu offering layers espresso, almond milk, and cinnamon dolce syrup, and, like its new, blended cousin, is topped with caramel and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Matcha caffeine works differently than a shot of espresso.
Hussain recently added a new espresso machine and grinders to the shop, which are faster and give a better brew.
Known for his deft use of color, Hart’s lineup included a mint suit over a riotous banana-print shirt, a pink guayabera worn with cantaloupe trousers, and an espresso-hued tuxedo that would be a good bet for the upcoming Emmy Awards red carpet.
If all this seems overwhelming, take a deep breath of espresso-scented air.
Joe—this four-shot-espresso-drinking, fluent-Spanish-speaking, 36-year-old redhead—is the one who ended that slump.
From 2 to 5 p.m., customers can get a complimentary second iced espresso drink of equal or lesser value.
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Origin and Etymology of espresso
First Known Use: 1945See Words from the same year
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