What Country Does The Word Espresso Come From?

One of the mysteries that surround espresso is the origin and meaning of its name. The word espresso describes a type of coffee specialty and a brewing method. Unlike regular coffee, the specialty coffee goes through an extraction process that makes it have a more concentrated full-flavor, taste, and aroma of coffee. Unlike regular coffee, espresso lovers take the specialty coffee in a demitasse or small cup in single or double shots.


Espresso extraction method uses high pressure to push water through the finest ground coffee beans resulting in high caffeine concentrated drink served in a small cup. A single shot of espresso is 30 ml, while a double shot is 60 ml. An espresso shot has three layers: – the reddish-brown top layer of cream, the middle layer, which is the body of the espresso, and the dark brown bottom layer.

For the perfect espresso shots, you need a good espresso machine with pressure bars for high-pressure extraction. If you do not have an espresso machine, you can still use other extraction methods to get the best out of the coffee beans and develop cream used in the coffee specialty. However, using anything else other than an espresso machine will require extra effort. So what country does the word espresso come from?

The Origin of the Word Espresso

Origin of the Word Espresso

The word espresso is Italian for “pressed out,” or fast coffee, which describes the extraction method of the coffee specialty. Italy is also the birthplace of espresso according to the history of coffee we have concerning the specialty. Desidero Pavoni is the man that introduced the first commercial espresso machine to the public in 1905.

Before Pavoni, Angelo Moriondo first registered for a machine very similar to an espresso machine in 1884. Angelo believed that the machine would help coffee lovers enjoy a more concentrated cup of their favorite beverage. Luigi Bezzara, later in 1901, also registered a similar patent for a device with the ability to compress coffee beans for a more full-flavored and concentrated coffee.

The word Café Espresso found a spot in the Italian dictionary in 1920. Café espresso, referring to an extraction machine that uses a pressurized filter, became famous all over Italy, which saw people frequenting coffee houses for coffee with a stronger coffee kick.

Modern-Day Espresso

The popularity of the espresso coffee culture from Italy spread to the west and other nations worldwide in the 1940s. Today, espresso is one of the most popular morning kick-starters for coffee lovers worldwide, with some taking it at the local coffee cafes while many others prefer to brew the same from the comfort of their homes. Espresso is also a base for other specialties that add to the diversity of tastes, aroma, and coffee flavors. Some of the most popular espresso-based coffee specialties are Cappuccino, Latte, Macchiato, Flat White Coffee, Americano, Mocha, Cortado, etc.

Wrapping It Up

Even though Italy gave espresso its name and discovered the first espresso machine, the drink is not exclusive to the country of origin or its citizens. For example, in America, it is one of the most widely coffee specialties served in coffee houses and homes. It is also the base for many of the most incredible tasting coffee specialties that we enjoy to drink today.

Art Show

See the beauty of an interplanetary sunset or the twinkle in a dragon’s eye at the Detcon1 Art Show. We are displaying an amazing variety of unique and limited edition artworks depicting the science, science fiction and fantasy genres. With submissions from a large variety of artists, pieces include paintings, sculptures, jewelry, blown glass, castings and much more. Most artwork is available for purchase through a written silent bid system. Items receiving ten bids will be sold via live auction on Saturday at 7:00 PM. Pick Up of purchased art including Quick Sales is Sunday from 10-3.

Art Show

We also have many prints for sale through our artists’ Print Shop. Come see what imagination and talent can create.

Artists interested in participating in the show can find more information and the necessary forms here:

  • Detcon1 Art Show Forms (.pdf)

Please contact Art Show Director Tricia Noble at contact@detcon1.org with any questions.

Fees and Commissions

  • Any artist with an Attending Adult Badge will get one table or full panel for free if space is available. You can register here.
  • Panel Fees:
    $16.00 per 4’ x 5’ grid panel OR $8.00 per 2’ x 5’ grid panel.
  • Table Fees:
    $16.00 per 6’ X 30”table OR $8.00 per 3” X 30” table
  • Mailed-in Art has a $15.00 processing fee per artist in addition to the panel or table fees listed above.
  • Detcon1 charges a 10% commission on ALL auction piece sales: Live Auction, Silent Auction, & Quick Sale.
  • All print show sales will have a $1.00 commission flat fee per piece.

Film Festival

Countdown to blast off… Journey to fantasy worlds… Facing your darkest fears!

The Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival presents the 2014 Detcon1 Film Festival, showcasing the best independent film shorts, and features from around the world, specializing in the science fiction, fantasy, horror and comic genres. The festival’s motto is “A showcase for film makers to share their works and for people to experience”.

Film Submissions

We have listed all the entries here: Film Festival Submissions. The list includes information on each film as well as links to websites and online trailers where available. Why not take a look around or even watch some of the films online when you have a few minutes to spare?

We will show as many of the submitted films at Detcon1 as time and space permits. If you would like to submit a film for consideration, the rules and forms for doing so are below. The final deadline for submission of materials is June 1, 2014.

Festival Entries and Schedule (Coming soon)

The Film Festival schedule will be available in PDF format, including details and timings of all screenings that will take place at Detcon1.

Entry Rules and Form

Download: Detcon1 Film Festival 2014 Entry Form (.pdf)

General Rules for entry:

  1. Films submitted should be in one of the following categories:
    • Short Film (under 60 minutes)
    • Feature Film (over 60 minutes)
  2. All Films will be reviewed by members of the Film Festival staff.
  3. The submission must be accompanied by the official entry form and $20.00 (US) entry fee. Two (2) copies of the submitted film must be sent.
  4. To be accepted; submitted films must be completely edited and in their final completed form.
  5. Entry fee covers one film and/or trailer by submitter.
  6. Films can be Live action, animation or a combination of both.

What to send:

  • Two (2) copies of your film must be sent. Films should be submitted via mail on DVD or digital video file(s) via dropbox, wetransfer or google drive. Please make sure your DVD plays on other computers or DVD players. Preferred format for screening is DVD, Region 1.
  • Please include a brief synopsis of your film on a separate sheet of paper not to exceed 50 words, along with a brief bio sheet on filmmakers (direc­tor or writer) and one (1) production still for use in any potential publicity. Putting this info on a CD in electronic form is also acceptable.
  • All films must be postmarked by the deadline, June 1st, 2014, and be accompanied by a signed entry form, entry fee and any paperwork. Filmmakers with accepted entries will be notified around the beginning of July. The complete schedule of films will appear here on the Detcon1 website, and in the onsite Film Festival program book.

Detcon1 Laurel

Film makers with accepted entries can download the logo below and place it on their websites and other publicity materials to promote both the Detcon1 Film Festival and their films, once they have been selected for presentation at the convention.