While it is not common to hear a Spanish speaker order an American beverage, it is not uncommon to hear an American order a cup of coffee in Spanish. In Spain, a coffee is called a “café” and the word “espresso” is used in Italy. However, in Latin America, it’s called “cafecito.”
In Spanish, the word “espresso” means “little shot of energy” and is used to describe a small amount of coffee that is brewed with high pressure. It has been said that espresso was created by an Italian named Luigi Bezzera who wanted to create an easier way to make coffee at home.
The best espresso comes from Italy where it has been perfected. However, there are some cafes around the world that have made it their own with their own unique recipes and techniques.