2021 55¢ Espresso Drinks
Value: 55¢ 1-ounce First-class rate (Forever)
Issue Date: April 9, 2021
First Day City: Seattle, WA
Type of Stamp: Commemorative
Printed by: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd.
Printing Method: Offset
Format: Double-sided booklet of 20
Quantity Printed: 200,000,000
In today's fast-paced world, caffeine is more wiely consumed than ever. And one of the most popular ways people get it is with coffee. Sometimes it is only in the morning, but many people drink it throughout the day. However, it can be nice to slow down and have coffee that is a little more special. That is where espresso drinks come in.
Espresso originated in Italy, but has since spread throughout the world. It has even become popular in America. In fact, in 2021, the United States Postal Service issued four new Forever stamps celebrating espresso drinks. They picture the caffè latte, espresso, caffè mocha, and cappucino. These are some of the most widely consumed espresso drinks in America, though there are many others.
Most Americans get their espresso fix from big-name coffee shops like Starbucks. However, the best place to get an espresso drink is a cafe with baristas trained in the Italian method of brewing and preparing these beverages. It can be hard to find these places, as they are often tucked away in the most unlikely of areas. But once you do, the espresso you enjoy there will be like no other you have ever had.
The next time you crave espresso, find a local cafe to enjoy it. It will be well worth it. And, of course, supporting a local business makes it even better!