National Espresso Day
Foods & Beverages
“Un caffè per favore.”

When: November 23rd

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Find the best Italian cafe near you and have a nice Espresso.  Maybe pick up a few words of basic Italian while sipping the drink to complete the mood.  Invite a friend to the cafe that has never tried the drink, to meet you for an Espresso.


Don't drink too many According the European Food Safety Authority, consuming more than 5 espresso shots a day could lead to health issues like heart problems, insomnia and panic attack. 


The Espresso comes from Italy and Italian pioneer Angelo Moriondo, from Turin, created the pre-cursor machine that was the first steam-driven instant coffee making device in 1884. The creation was the first Italian machine that regulated the supply of steam and water separately through the coffee.  In 1901 a man from Milan named Luigi Bezzera, was able to take the next steps to creating a real Espresso machine and made a patent of the idea and machine.  Desiderio Pavoni liked it so much, he purchased the patent and started making one machine per day.  In the United States the Expresso based drink called Cappuccino has continued to rise in popularity.  The concept of instant coffee with steamed milk is hugely popular in one of the largest coffee cafe chains in the U.S. named Starbucks.  Because of the popularity, there are commercial stores that sell the equipment for people to even create the beverage at home.

Interesting Facts

  1. The espresso was created in Italy 100 years ago.
  2. Espresso is also the term referred to both the brewing process and the drink. 
  3. A single-shot espresso takes about 42 coffee beans to make.
  4. The fat contained in an expresso is a higher amount than in a regular cup of coffee.
  5. Because the Expresso is so important in the daily lives of Italians, its regulated by the government.



  • November 23rd
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