Explained: The difference between espresso beans and regular coffee beans

As a coffee roaster, we get people all the time asking us what the difference is between an espresso coffee bean and a regular coffee bean. Well, here’s the answer. It's about how you brew it The difference is not so much one of a coffee bean variety, it’s more of how the coffee is brewed. If it’s put through an espresso machine, it’s an espresso. In fact, you can take any variety of coffee, even one you might use for your morning cup of joe, put a fine grind to it, tamp and distribute it in the portafilter, run it...

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