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Espresso is a straight, one-ounce measure of coffee made in a very particular way - and generally known as a 'shot'. Finely ground coffee is tamped into a special holder and then has water forced through it at exactly the right temperature, the right pressure and for the right length of time. It's not easy to get it exactly right! But when you sip an Espresso made by an experienced Barista at your local coffee house, you'll experience the best of all coffee moments. When making your own Espresso, choose the right gourmet coffee bean. Try Espresso Dark Roast.