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Your Home Coffee Roasting Guide – Because You Should Enjoy the Full Flavour of Freshly Roasted Coffee

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EP (European Preparation)
The superior preparation used in export to France, Spain, and Italy, whose buyers are more particular as to the grades and finish they will accept than US and Canadian roasters. These sales to Europe typically fetch higher prices in Europe than in North America.

Espresso
From the Latin word, expresere, which means “to press out.” Espresso is a brewing method, invented in Italy at the turn of the century, that pumps hot water through fine grounds at around nine atmospheres of pressure, producing a sweet, thick and rich, smooth shot of espresso.

Espresso Breve
Espresso with half and half.

Espresso Lungo
An espresso pulled long, to provide extra espresso.

Espresso Macchiato
Espresso topped with a minimal amount of steamed milk.

Espresso Machine (Automatic)
An espresso machine that uses a pump to create the pressure needed to “press out” hot water through the coffee grounds, and that also automatically controls the volume of water. With an automatic, after the user (Barista) starts the pour, the machine stops on its own after it has dispensed a pre-determined amount of water. An automatic allows every shot of espresso to be uniform.

Espresso Machine (Manual)
An espresso operated by manually moving the lever that controls a hydraulic piston. This manual movement creates the pressure necessary to brew the espresso. Few commercial machines still operate using by this method.

Espresso Machine (Semi-Automatic)
An espresso machine that uses a pump to create the pressure needed to “press out” hot water through the coffee grounds. With a semi-automatic, the user (Barista) controls the water dosage by starting the pour through a knob or switch, then stopping it when the pour is done.

Espresso Machine (Super-Automatic)
An espresso machine that has one or two coffee bean grinders built into it. The machine both grinds the beans and pours the espresso. Some super-automatics also steam or froth the milk as well.

Ethiopia
Ethiopia is the home of the coffee plant. It grows remarkably varied and distinctive coffee plants, among them the famous Yergacheffe. Coffee represents 67 percent of the country’s foreign revenue earnings.

Ethiopia Harrar
This bean is reputed to be the original coffee.

European Preparation
The superior preparation used in export to France, Spain, and Italy, whose buyers are more particular as to the grades and finish they will accept than US and Canadian roasters. These sales to Europe typically fetch higher prices in Europe than in North America.

Excelsa
Coffea dewevrei or Excelsa coffee accounts for less than 1% of total production.

Exotic
A reference to unusual aromatic and flavors.

Extraction
After the coffee cherries have been picked, the coffee beans must be removed through an extraction process. See the dry or natural method, the wet or washed method, or the semi-washed method.

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