When you visit a café, it is usually not very easy to determine the best choice of caffeine drink to go for, especially when you are not the one-type of caffeine kind of person.
Do you love to try different ones at various times of the day? Or does your mood determine the kind of caffeine content that you opt for?
Well, there are various ones to try, there’s the Espresso, Coffee, Latte, Cappuccino, Cafe Mocha, and Café Americano amidst a lot of other drips which can be easily brewed for consumption.
For a newbie, it could even be harder to settle on one. Even if you are to make the coffee at home, there are various machines to use and of course several techniques that ensure that in the end, you get your desired result.
But have you ever stopped to ask how much each of these differs from the other? Is Espresso coffee? Or does Espresso belong to some other kind of other class? Can you use a bean meant for a type of coffee to make another?
What is Espresso?
Usually, ‘coffee’ is termed the liquid extracted from beans- coffee beans. Same as this, espresso is also extracted from beans. As a result, all espresso belongs to the coffee class, while not all coffee qualifies to be called espresso.
Espresso is the one extracted from a particular type of beans after a specific preparation procedure has been carried out.
Difference between Coffee and espresso
Technically if espresso is a coffee, does that mean there’s a difference between Coffee and espresso? The major difference which could be counted to set apart Espresso from the others is the method of preparing it.
The ability of your machine to press hard on the finely ground coffee beans while pressuring warm water to pass through it makes your Espresso eventually. Also, unlike the other method required to make the other types of coffee, making espresso is quite fast and there’s little or no delay in the brewing. Better still, it doesn’t need a complex or complicated machine to make.
Espresso vs. Coffee
To enjoy your espresso, you need to use more delicate coffee oil. Also, the percolation process for the espresso is quite different from that of the regular coffee.
In the end, when you finish brewing, you get an aroma that you won’t find in your usual coffee at any time.
Is Espresso bad for you?
At various times, friends and family often try to convince coffee drinkers that coffee and its associates may not be the best option for them.
This they do with various health statistics to prove their point. So now the question, is espresso very bad for you? If one is to pick out the big disadvantage that comes with espresso, the only one is the presence of caffeine.
Other than caffeine, espresso has a lot of advantages that I call “espresso benefits”, even as much as black coffee. It is known to help with mood, memory and even to reduce certain diseases like diabetes. Taking one or two cups of espresso may do you no harm as it is even highly likely to help. But consuming more than your body can handle is not a good option.
Are there various types of espresso?
Yes, the content of your espresso is not limited to just one, there are various espresso shots each of which has a different meaning in terms of size and content. We have the Café Noisette which is two ounces of espresso and one ounce of steamed milk, the Ristretto, which has concentrated espresso under one ounce, Lungo, and unconcentrated espresso that has two ounces amidst a list of many others. If you do not know how to make any of these to suit your taste and interest, then ask a barista to help.
Is Espresso Good For You?
As earlier stated, only the caffeine content in espresso makes it have a disadvantage. Otherwise, the various shots of espresso available help you to take you and your taste bud on a journey. For vigor, fun and to simply savor the sweet-scented caffeine drink, pick up an espresso at any time. It has various benefits for each cup consumed, not much consumed.
How to Drink Black Espresso
There’s a particular type of cup in which espresso comes in most places when served- ceramic demitasse cup and since there are various types of shots, the default ones you’re likely to be served is the doppio.
Before you drink, it is advised that you get water to cleanse your pallet and help you enjoy the espresso. Then you could stir your cream with your espresso or simply skim it.