Mug of espress on a saucer with spoon

Perk up your menu

with espresso

What is espresso? The name “espresso” dates back to 1900 Italy and, loosely translated, means “a cup of coffee brewed expressly for you.” Espresso can refer to a coffee blend, a brew method or the beverage itself. It is typically made using two or more coffee types, and is prepared by forcing very hot water under pressure through tightly packed coffee grounds. It can be enjoyed straight, with milk or as a base for hot and cold coffee drinks like lattes and cappuccinos.

Mug of espress on a saucer with spoon
Daily consumption of espresso-based beverages has increased 11% since 2012.*
Consumption of espresso-based beverages is highest among consumers ages 18 – 39*
The latte is the #1 espresso-based drink in the U.S.*

*National Coffee Association Drinking Trends, 2019


Our family’s tradition of roasting espresso dates back to our Cuban estate where the word “coffee” was synonymous with “espresso.” Café Gaviña Espresso Continental, the first product we sold in the U.S., draws its signature rich and aromatic flavor from our Spanish origins. Our passion for that bold, balanced flavor continues to this day. Nothing can beat the rich flavor of our espressos. We have a selection of whole bean and fine grind espresso coffees, including Organic and Fair Trade options, to help you capture the growing espresso opportunity.

Contact us for more information about our espresso program.