An espresso machine is used to produce the traditionally Italian coffee beverage called espresso. The act of producing a shot of espresso is colloquially termed pulling a shot, because old lever-style espresso machines required pulling a long handle to produce a shot. This espresso process produces a rich, almost syrupy beverage by extracting and emulsifying the oils in the ground coffee. An ideal double shot of espresso should take 25-30 seconds to arrive, timed from when the machine's pump is first turned on. Varying the fineness of the grind, the amount of pressure used to tamp the grinds, or the pump pressure itself can be used to bring the extraction time into this ideal zone. Most prefer to pull espresso shots directly right into a pre-heated demitasse or shot glass, to maintain the ideal temperature of the espresso. An espresso machine also has a steam wand which is used to steam and froth milk for milk based espresso beverages such as the cappuccino and latte. Goodman's caries a full line of espresso machines including steam espresso makers, stovetop espresso makers, fully automatic espresso machines, retro espresso makers and more.
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