National Espresso Day
About National Espresso Day
When is National Espresso Day? This holiday is always observed on November 23
Looking for a quick caffeine high? Well, you are in luck because today is National Espresso Day, a November 23 holiday. A cup or two of this jacked up Joe and you should be sufficiently hyper for at least the next few hours.
The Espresso Machine was first invented in Italy by Luigi Bezzera in 1901. Luigi’s goal was to decrease the time of his employee’s coffee breaks, and subsequently increase productivity. His espresso machine accomplished this goal, and went beyond, creating a thick, bold, coffee that has become extremely popular.
Espresso machines use steam to force hot water through the coffee grounds, to make coffee faster, with a stronger flavor, and more body. It is topped with a delicate foam called “crema”. Coffee used for Espresso is ground finer.
Did You Know? Espresso is the base ingredient for cappuccino, lattes, and macchiato.
It is very easy and enjoyable and relaxing to participate in National Espresso Day. If your Espresso machine is not already sitting on your kitchen counter, drag it out of its basement storage location, dust it off, and make some Espresso. If you don’t have an Espresso machine, that’s okay. Walk or drive to your nearest coffee shop or cafe, and order one!
How to Celebrate National Espresso Day
It is very easy and enjoyable and relaxing to participate in National Espresso Day.
- If your Espresso machine is not already sitting on your kitchen counter, drag it out of its basement storage location, dust it off, and make some Espresso.
- If you don’t have an Espresso machine, that’s okay. Walk or drive to your nearest coffee shop or cafe, and order one!
- Another great way to celebrate this jacked-up day, is to buy an Espresso maker. Then, you can have it at home whenever you want without going out to a coffee shop in inclement November weather.
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History and Origin of National Espresso Day
We have not yet discovered who created National Espresso Day. We suspect the creator was on a caffeine high from one too many cups of espresso. As a result, he or she was too hyper and jittery to sit down and document the facts about the creation of this day. Like so many other food-related holidays, it seems this day was created, once promoted, and its history was never properly recorded.
We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation creating this day as a national day.
We do wonder why the creator established this as a “National” day. One would think this day should have been called a “World” or “International” Espresso Day, as it was invented in Italy, and is enjoyed around the world.
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