Espresso myths debunked: it’s not bitter, expensive, or expresso (VIDEO).

It’s Not a Bean! Everything You Should Know About Espresso (Video)

It’s Not a Bean! Everything You Should Know About Espresso (Video)

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Nov. 27 2015 7:58 AM

Everything You Need to Know About Espresso

It’s not a bean, and it’s not supposed to be bitter.

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Let’s start with the most basic thing: Espresso is not supposed to be bitter. This is a tragic misconception about a beloved beverage, and it’s hardly the only one. The truth is that many coffee drinkers simply don’t know what espresso actually is—or how it should taste.

In the video above, we’ve cleared up the most common misconceptions about this delightful brew, starting with all the things it’s not. Go forth and find joy in tiny cup—you won’t regret it.

Sam Reichman is a video producer based in New York.