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Espresso beans vs coffee beans

What is the difference between coffee beans and espresso beans? If you go to your local grocery store you’ll see both espresso beans and coffee beans and you probably don’t give it much thought – you just buy the right beans for the right method. I know I do. But on every occasion that I’ve bought roasted beans from a coffee shop or roaster, the roaster recommended the appropriate beans for the various brewing methods without referring to “espresso beans” per se. I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to ask about the difference until now…

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