finely ground espresso coffee (Italian type dark roast)
for quantities, see instructions below
Use 7 to 8 grams of coffee powder (= one coffee measure) for every 60 millilitres of water.
Brew the coffee using an espresso coffee maker or a traditional stovetop espresso pan, following their instructions.
An espresso maker gives a better result than a stovetop pan, but is, of course, a much more expensive buy.
Serve espresso black or sweetened from tiny cups.
Recipe source: traditional recipe.