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How to Make Blonde Espresso

Author: Jee Choe
A smoother, milder version of an espresso.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving



  • Remove portafiter and run the water through the machine (grouphead) to remove any leftover coffee grounds from the machine.
  • Grind and fill portafilter with finely ground blonde roast coffee. Level and tamp filled portafilter. Clean loose ground coffee off the portafilter.
  • Put portafilter into the grouphead and pull shots. Place cup under the portafilter.
  • After pulling shots of blonde espresso, remove the portafilter and flush grouphead.


  • Blonde espresso (also known as blonde espresso roast, blonde roast, and light roast) is the name given to lightly roasted coffee.
  • Blonde espresso goes well with almond milk and vanilla syrup, which is why Starbucks makes the blonde drinks on the menu with those ingredients.
  • Aside from espresso, use blonde espresso roast in drip coffee machines to make brewed blonde coffee for a smoother and more caffeinated cup. Whole blonde espresso coffee beans can be used in drip machines even though it says espresso. Just make sure to grind beans for drip machines, not for espresso.
  • Blonde roast coffees can be difficult to grind. If you have a hand grinder, you’ll notice that the beans are more dense than dark roasted beans. 
  • Any drink that is made with espresso can be made with blonde espresso.


Sodium: 4mg | Calcium: 3mg
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