Espresso is a highly concentrated shot of brewed coffee that is prepared quickly by forcing hot pressurized water through tightly packed, finely ground espresso roasted coffee.
Often people are confused about the differences between espresso, cappuccino and latte. Espresso is the base for most specialty café beverages. Frothed milk is added to espresso to make a cappuccino and steamed milk is added to espresso to make a latte. Various other flavorings can be added to customize these beverages into a wide variety of your favorite coffeehouse drinks.