GUEST BLOG—By Michael Brown, Death Wish Coffee Co.-- What is Espresso? Espresso is coffee brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans.
Espresso is generally thicker than coffee brewed by other methods, has a higher concentration of suspended and dissolved solids, and has crema on top (a foam with a creamy consistency). As a result of the pressurized brewing process, the flavors and chemicals in a typical cup of espresso are very concentrated.
Espresso is the base for other drinks, such as a caffe latte, cappuccino, caffe macchiato, caffe mocha, or caffe americano. Espresso has more caffeine per unit volume than most coffee beverages, but because the usual serving size is much smaller, the total caffeine content is less.
Although the actual caffeine content of any coffee drink varies by size, bean origin, roast method and other factors, the caffeine content of "typical" servings of espresso vs. drip brew are 53 mg vs. 95 to 200 mg.
Bio on Michael Brown:
Every day Mike Brown would drag himself out of bed to open his small coffee shop, Saratoga Coffee Traders, in Saratoga Springs, NY. His customers would demand the strongest coffee he had to help them through their days. Mike would always offer them the darkest roast he had, but knew that this may not be the most caffeinated coffee because dark roast coffee contains less caffeine then their lighter roasted counterparts.
After some searching, nothing presented itself.
“Time to create the world’s strongest coffee.”
After countless weeks of late nights, early mornings, cupping, testing and tasting he finally discovered the perfect blend of beans. DEATH WISH COFFEE “The World’s Strongest Coffee”.
Knowing he had something special. Mike assembled a small team of dedicated workers to help him bring this blend to the world. We have been working tirelessly to get the word out.
Some people have called us irresponsible for making coffee this strong. We think that it is revolutionary. We love our jobs, we love our customers and we love this coffee!