- plural of espresso
- 1967, Amato, Renato, The Full Circle of the Travelling Cuckoo, Whitcombe & Tombs, published 1968, page 45:
- As soon as the bartender saw them he called out, ‘Three espressi?’, half way between an inquiry and a flat statement.
- 1975, À la Vôtre, volume 5, page 174:
- We sighed happily into our espressi (75¢), pleased to be among the first diners in this accomplished yet simple bistro.
- 1989, Harrison, Barbara Grizzuti, Italian Days, Atlantic Monthly Press, →ISBN, page 18:
- (And once, years ago in Genoa, when my own children were small and we all fell sick of what turned out to be German measles, the hotel physician seemed ready to hand me over to the authorities because it had “become known” to him that I had permitted them to sip my espresso. Toddlers may drink wine, but not coffee. ... In fact, I had ordered three espressi because the children admired the pretty porcelain cups; I drank them all. […])
- 1994, Ferrone, John, editor, Love and Kisses and a Halo of Truffles: Letters to Helen Evans Brown, published 1995, →ISBN, pages 263–264:
- Well, after that dinner and two espressi and a cognac we were able to struggle home through the winding stress, feeling we had dined abundantly but not to excess, because we were given small portions.
- 1997, Decanter, volume 22:
- Dr Illy’s presentation of three espressi brewed for different times followed a tasting given by Jean-Claude Rouzaud of his Roederer Brut Premier, Brut Rosé and Cristal 1989.
- 2000, Lucienne Countess von Doz; M. E. Hecht, The Seventh Ceiling, Pen-y-Bryn Ltd., →ISBN, page 143:
- Here is a dollar, go get three espressi.
- 2006, Walton, Chris, Sound Bites, →ISBN, page 34:
- ‘Two espressi plus the coffee ingested by the gentleman over there’ (he nodded in Lavater’s direction). The bill was produced and paid.
- 2012, Freeman, James; Freeman, Caitlin; Duggan, Tara, The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee: Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, with Recipes, →ISBN, page 109:
- They are usually three-group machines (three portafilters capable of pulling three espressi at a time) and have a dedicated steam boiler, and either one brew boiler or a separate, tunable brew boiler for each group.
- 2013, Bellini, Tristan, Beyond Choice and Secrecy, RoseDog Books, →ISBN, page 79:
- She performed the gesture three times, receiving and passing to him separately two espressi in paper cups and a liter of Acqua Della Madonna- the B. V. M.’s own bottled water, on the feastday of the Assumed Virgin.
- 2013, Jeffers, Alex, Deprivation; or, Benedetto Furioso: An Oneiromancy, Lethe Press, →ISBN, page 153:
- He took the manuscript to Florian’s, read it sitting on the piazza with the illuminated Basilica and campanile above him, through three espressi and then mineral water.
- 2016 , Taylor, Imogen, transl., The Trap, translation of original by Raabe, Melanie, →ISBN:
- One hour, a great deal of talking, three espressi, a bottle of excellent French rosé and three quarters of a bottle of whisky later, we’re sitting at the kitchen table doubled up with laughter.
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