Other names: espresso crystals, instant espresso powder, expresso (common misspelling)
Espresso powder (or crystals) is brewed espresso which has been dehydrated -- an "instant" version of espresso. In addition to using as a beverage, the powder is an excellent addition to any dessert that uses chocolate. The espresso powder compliments and brings out the chocolate flavor. Our favorite pot de creme recipe uses instant espresso powder. It is also used in cakes, brownies, pies and other desserts.