Brown [Coffee] Friday

Last week was Black [Coffee] Friday so this week is brown coffee.

In Sweden many have a common belief that the darker the coffee is the stronger it is and also the better.

Obviously it is a fact of taste but true Italian espresso coffee is not black but is a light shade of brown, at least on the surface.


Because of the ‘crema’ which comes naturally when the water comes out of an espresso machine at a high pressure.

This ‘crema’ effect does not happen when you make coffee at home with a classic Italian ‘moka pot’ as it is a different coffee making system.


Did you know that technically moka made coffee is not called espresso coffee? Even though it is the most common household coffee available in Italy, it is referred to as ‘caffé’ – coffee.

Which do you prefer? Moka coffee or espresso?


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