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.

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

  2. Pablo

    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.