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Where can I buy espresso powder?

Howard_2 Feb 28, 2008 04:11 AM

I've seen some recipes that use espresso powder--essentially, instant espresso.

But I have not seen this product sold in any supermarket. Anyone know where I can buy a jar?

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  1. MC Slim JB RE: Howard_2 Feb 28, 2008 04:48 AM

    I've gotten it in the past at Lionette's Market on Tremont in the South End, next to Garden of Eden.

    1. beetlebug RE: Howard_2 Feb 28, 2008 05:07 AM

      I've bought it at Whole Foods, Fresh Pond. The bottle is fairly small, so you have to scan the coffee section.

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        Ralphie_in_Boston RE: beetlebug Feb 28, 2008 06:11 AM

        I've also bought it at Whole Foods. Medaglia d'Oro brand instant espresso. I think I've seen the same product at 'regular' grocery stores, but can't remember whether it was Star/Shaws/StopnShop

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          Science Chick RE: Ralphie_in_Boston Feb 28, 2008 12:56 PM

          Yes, it is hard to find, but very good for baking. Here is what it looks like, to help you pick it out....

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            Science Chick RE: Science Chick Feb 28, 2008 12:58 PM

            hmm......didn't seem to work attaching the image. Let's try again......

      2. pamalamb RE: Howard_2 Feb 28, 2008 05:16 AM

        I've gotten some in the North End before (don't know the name of the shop, but it's the first right off Hanover coming from Haymarket). I love baking with it.

        1. Trixie Too RE: Howard_2 Feb 28, 2008 06:24 AM

          I bought Illy espresso powder at Roche Bros. and I've seen it at Shaw's. Sometimes you have to look in the "International" section as opposed to the coffee section.

          1. dchow RE: Howard_2 Feb 28, 2008 06:32 AM

            dairy fresh in the north end and both capone's locations sell the powder.

            1. erican RE: Howard_2 Feb 29, 2008 03:15 PM

              I believe that Christina's Spices in Inman Sq. carries it.

              Christina's Spice & Spec Foods
              1255 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

              1. frankie Imbergamo RE: Howard_2 Mar 1, 2008 04:05 AM

                The place where you can buy espresso powder is called Polcari;s on salem st.
                in the North End--they also have many hard to find herb powders such as Bay Leaf Powder Etc. check it out!! This is a unique place!!

                Frankie Imbergamo

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                  CookingGirl RE: Howard_2 Mar 1, 2008 10:37 AM

                  Roche Brothers...Medaglia d'Oro for $2.99...just bought some yesterday.

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                    BackBayGirl RE: Howard_2 Mar 1, 2008 05:34 PM

                    I think you can pretty much find it in grocery stores in the area...I'm sure though all are of varying degrees. I've gotten it at Whole Foods, I think. I know places like Shaws have it, I want to say in the international foods aisle.

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                      ginnyhw RE: Howard_2 Mar 2, 2008 05:59 AM

                      De Pasquale's Sausage Factory in Nonantum (Newton)

                      1. rebs RE: Howard_2 Mar 2, 2008 07:40 AM

                        depending on the recipe, i usually just use a shot of espresso and it works out great. obviously this won't work if the recipe calls for a dusting or sprinkling of the espresso powder as finishing touch or something to that effect. but if it's just for flavor, real espresso (or a touch of very strong drip coffee) should be fine.

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