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Espresso powder???

paretsky's picture

Espresso powder??? (post #63369)

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Where the heck do I find instant espresso powder? I've checked most of my local grocery stores, including the hoity-toity ones, to no avail. I had to settle for Folgers crystals.

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Risottogirl's picture

(post #63369, reply #1 of 16)

Where are you located?


Instant espresso comes in a little jar and it is an Italian brand, usually near the coffee in the supermarket. I have always been able to easily find it in the regular supermarket everywhere I have lived - Safeway in SF, Jewel in Chicago, Shaw's in Boston.


Is there an Italian neighboorhood or market nearby? They'll have it for sure. It definitely isn't a hoity-toity type product (unless hoity-toity=imported - LOL).



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paretsky's picture

(post #63369, reply #4 of 16)

I'm in Long Beach, CA. Tried Ralph's and Bristol Farms, and a friend of my tried Trader Joes. I haven't looked at Von's yet, which is the same company as Safeway, so maybe I'll take a look there.

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Gretchen's picture

(post #63369, reply #5 of 16)

Even here in River City it's in the supermarkets.  That really seems odd.  For flavoring I think you could just grind some espresso beans to a powder and use that.

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Astrid's picture

(post #63369, reply #7 of 16)

That is what I do. I use a high speed electric mill to make ordinary espresso coffee into a powder, it works just fine.

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Adele's picture

(post #63369, reply #11 of 16)

I use a high speed electric mill to make ordinary espresso coffee into a powder


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Astrid's picture

(post #63369, reply #12 of 16)

Aww, I'm glad you see the light! Wonderful in chocolate chip cookies.

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paretsky's picture

(post #63369, reply #13 of 16)

I thought about that, but figured that what I needed was instant. I wasn't sure that I would get comparable results from using powdered beans.

Folgers worked OK. I don't get much coffee flavor, so next time I might use more.

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ashleyd's picture

(post #63369, reply #15 of 16)

Well I thought about grinding espresso, but then I thought all you get is very fine espresso. They make instant coffee by brewing the coffee then freeze drying, or vacuum evaporation or some such to get powder or crystals which you can re-constitute with hot water. With superfine espresso you get "jug-type" coffee with a very fine sludge!


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BarbaraK's picture

(post #63369, reply #8 of 16)

Do you have any specialty Italian food shops? That's where I get mine. (Our supermarkets don't carry it, unfortunately.)

JustJill's picture

(post #63369, reply #9 of 16)

Would you consider dragging yourself to Claro's in Tustin or Lucci's in Huntington Beach (that HB one MIGHT be Fountain Valley). We're leaving in the morning for a weekend in SF but when we get back I might be able to make it to Claro's (I need some stuff there anyway). You have my various phone numbers--LMK if you want me to try to grab some for you on Tuesday.

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paretsky's picture

(post #63369, reply #14 of 16)

Thank you for the offer, but I don't think I'd use enough of it to make it worth the trip, especially since I'm done baking the cookies that called for it.

BTW, the pinwheel cookies from this year's holdiay baking issue are pretty good. One note: freeze the dough for at least 45 minutes before you start slicing.

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butterscotch's picture

(post #63369, reply #16 of 16)

I know you've resolved the problem by now, but if you still want the stuff for future cooking, I recently bought some Medaglia d'Oro at Bristol Farms in Pasadena. I'm sure the people at Bristol Farms would get some for your local store, if you requested.

schnitzel's picture

(post #63369, reply #2 of 16)

You should be able to find this one.
Look closely in the coffee aisle, it's a small jar (approx. 2 x 4-inch).


  Contains 2 oz.



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Edited 12/17/2004 6:30 am ET by schnitzel

BoofyQ's picture

(post #63369, reply #3 of 16)

I recently found some at King Arthur Flour:

Espresso Powder

SondraG's picture

(post #63369, reply #6 of 16)

I like King Arthur's espresso powder. 

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moxie's picture

(post #63369, reply #10 of 16)

When I need it and can't find it, I settle for Folger's too -- then crush the crystals in my mortar and pestle for a finer texture, then measure.

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