An espresso's deep flavor is produced by forcing hot water through a finely packed, dark-roasted grind. It might be sipped or downed in one gulp, with or without sugar.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Unscrew top compartment of a stove-top espresso maker. Remove central canister; fill with fine- ground dark-roasted coffee.

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  • Fill bottom compartment up to valve with cold filtered water. Screw components back together. Heat over medium-high heat until pot begins to gurgle and hiss. Serve 1/4-cup portions in espresso cups.

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