Snapshot Saturday: Espresso

That’s right. It’s pronounced “Espresso” not “expresso.” This was taken during the Summer I spent in Fairbanks, AK. This particular espresso machine was from 1985 and was still used. Everything was manual. We had to use a thermometer to get the milk steamed to the proper temperature. And we had to count how long the hot water came through the grounds for the espresso shots. It was more time consuming than I liked. But the coffee always tasted good. This was from when I was still learning the best way to use my Canon Rebel T7i.

Espresso. May 2019. f/5.6. 1/200. 55mm.

National Coffee Day

I wanted to take a quick moment to recognize National Coffee Day. I enjoy a great cup of coffee and I work part-time as a barista. I know a thing or two about coffee. I want to encourage everyone to try a new coffee experience today. Maybe that means going to a different coffee shop. Or instead of regular black coffee, try an Americano or a Latte. Try something outside of your comfort zone. It’s never a bad idea to try something new once in a while. 

Here are a couple fun facts about coffee. Coffee beans come from coffee trees that grow cherries. The beans come from the inside of these cherries and are picked and roasted to make coffee. The world’s coffee trees are grown in almost every country located in the Tropics. Some of my personal favorite coffee beans come from Ethiopia and Guatemala. The French Press is the preferred method of brewing coffee by all the smarty-pants experts. Celebrate National Coffee Day however you see fit. Buy a friend a coffee today. Maybe they’ll buy your next coffee too.