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Not many Americans order an espresso, according to The New York Times

April 23, 2012 Posted by Chris Tingom Filed under Polls

According to The New York Times, it is the espresso.

If you want to order the most unconventional, unexpected drink at an espresso bar, ask for an espresso. Not many do. Americans might drink espresso drinks, but we rarely drink straight espresso[...]

Is that really true? Doesn’t anybody just order a shot of espresso any more? I do.


  1. 9:31 am // April 24, 2012

    girl from arizona says:

    didn’t you do an informal poll with similar results?

  2. 10:12 pm // April 24, 2012

    Cassie Cushing says:

    I primarily order espresso. It allows me to get a good sense of the shop and the coffee.

  3. 4:53 am // April 28, 2012

    Pablo says:

    When going to a coffee bar that I have not been to before I will order an espresso along side a pour over. This gives me a good idea of the place and what their beans are like and baristas capable of.

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