Sunday, February 19, 2012

There is No "X" in eSpresso

Even though I am no longer a professional barista, I will always share tips from behind the bar.

Do you want to know one of a barista's biggest pet peeves?


"Can I have some eXpresso?"

 It is a very common mistake,
so do not feel bad if you have done it before.
Somewhere in the English language, 
we started pronouncing "s" like an "x"
in the word espresso.
Who knows where this tradition originated?

But I am here to tell you that:

I adore this print by "Dear Coffee, I Love You."
In fact, I love everything this group is doing.
There blog is filled with awesome coffee info,
and their Twitter feed is entertaining.

So, go check those guys out!
And remember to say eSpresso the next time you are at the counter!


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  1. Never heard anyone say e'x'spresso. That would mean without spresso!

  2. Fellow Springfield blogger here, just wanted to stop by. I'm so happy to have found your blog, love it! Loved this post, too.