Definition of "espresso" []

  • A strong coffee brewed by forcing steam under pressure through darkly roasted, powdered coffee beans. (noun)
  • Strong coffee made by forcing steam or boiling water through ground coffee beans (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An apparatus for making coffee in this way (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "espresso" in a sentence
  • "Curbed LA also notes that this home is perfect for "those who like built-ins:" there is a built-in espresso machine, custom shelves, and desk."
  • "Did you know that a shot of espresso is so volatile that after seven seconds standing, it will taste significantly less good to certain discerning consumers?"
  • "Never have tried the food but their espresso is excellent!"