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It's not a bean. It's not a brand. It's not a make. So, what is it? Espresso, pronounced ess-presso, is one of the two main types of coffee brewing methods.

Originating in Italy in the early 20th century, espresso coffee, compared to filter coffee, uses a smaller quantity of coffee beans, less water and is super quick to brew. Sounds too good to be true, right?

What you'll learn in the What is espresso coffee lesson

  • The history of espresso
  • Its rise to fame
  • How it's so much more than a bitter beverage to be ignored

Who the Espresso coffee fundamentals course is for

This online course is perfect for budding baristas or someone wanting to improve their skills and knowledge behind an espresso machine.


Hugh Kelly
Hugh Kelly runs the research and development side of ONA Coffee, Canberra’s largest specialty roaster, and supplier.
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