Let me start this off by giving props to Starbucks for changing the coffee game in America and introducing millions of people to the joys of espresso, lattes, and cappuccinos. I’ll be honest and tell you that the first latte I had was from a Starbucks. Was it good?
I don’t claim to be an expert on this subject but I do have an opinion on what is good espresso. First of all espresso is a coffee brewing method not some special type of coffee bean, a blend, or some special roasting method. All coffee drinks, regardless if it is espresso coffee, drip coffee, pour over coffee, etc., are brewed by using water filtered through coffee grounds to extract the soluble flavors from the coffee into the cup.