How to make regular coffee from espresso beans?


QUESTION:


Hi: I inadvertently purchased espresso beans instead of regular beans. Can I make regular coffee from espresso beans?? Thanks!


ANSWER:

Sure you can.

Really, there is no such thing as an “espresso bean” as something somehow separate from a “coffee bean”.

When you buy “espresso beans” you are simply buying coffee beans that have been blended and roasted in a way that suits espresso. But they are still just coffee beans.

It’s absolutely fine to grind them and use them in your regular coffee maker.

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Mar 21, 2011
Difference between espresso and coffee
by: Anonymous

Re: your answer to "How to make regular coffee from espresso beans?" I was under the impression that the differences between espresso and coffee lay not just in the beans (espresso roasted longer and ground finer), but the way they're made, i.e., the water for espresso is forced (instead of dripped) through the ground beans. And therein lies part of its stronger flavor and kick. Surely, generations of Italians can't be wrong!

May 23, 2009
Thanks
by: DJ Tanner

I had the same concern after I just returned to the grocery store, where I grabbed the wrong bad.

Coffee Detective doesn't only offer me great resources, but it offers me something more...peace of mind.

Thanks Coffee Detective!

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