Ristretto is a type of espresso coffee that is made with less water than a regular espresso. It is a more concentrated and intense brew that is usually served in a smaller cup. Ristretto is also known as espresso ristretto, espresso corto, or espresso breve. This type of espresso is most commonly enjoyed as a single shot, but can also be used to make other espresso-based drinks such as cappuccinos, lattes and macchiatos. Ristretto has a much stronger flavor than a regular espresso and is often described as having notes of chocolate and caramel. The intensity of the flavor makes it a popular choice for those who prefer a stronger coffee.