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A method of making coffee, which originated in Italy. Finely ground coffee, which has had steam forced through it at high pressure. Because espresso preperation is a rapid and extremely powerful extraction, only specially roasted coffees are able to produce the elusive sweet, full-bodied flavour necessary. See 'Coffee'; 'Coffee, History'; and under individual types.
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