(CNN)– Instead of starting your morning with an average cup of Joe… Grab an espresso Saturday.
That’s because November 23rd is National Espresso Day.
When we think of an espresso… we most likely are focused on the highly concentrated coffee brew usually served in a small cup.
However, the national day calendar says in the late 1800s– espresso was just a coffee made expressly for the person ordering it.
The word espresso means “Quick in time” in Italian.
That could be because the cup was brewed shortly before serving.
It was apparently a commonplace order in cafés and restaurants back then.