Coffee vs Espresso
Coffee is the most favorite beverage in the world and all over the world millions start their day with a hot cup of coffee to feel energized and to prepare for all the hard work during the day. Coffee is prepared by using either beans of coffee or ground coffee powder. However, in the market, we come across many different styles of coffee such as espresso, cappuccino, latte, mocha, Americano, and so on. People who are not aware of these different nomenclatures remain confused and cannot tell the difference between coffee and espresso. This article attempts to make the differences between coffee and espresso clear in simple terms. Interestingly, there is also a machine called espresso machine that makes espresso coffee for people.
Just as, Ford is a type of car or just a single type of car made by Ford Company, espresso is a type of coffee among scores of types of coffees made in different cultures and known by different names. In fact, espresso coffee is the coffee that is made through a special process where hot, boiling water is made to pass over coffee beans under high pressure to brew a coffee that has a unique aroma and flavor apart from rich consistency. Espresso is one type of coffee that forms the base for preparing many other types of coffee.
While, in some countries, espresso is the type of coffee normally served to customers, whether or not they specifically order it, in other countries, drip coffee or coffee made through percolation is the coffee that is brewed and served to customers.
What is the difference between Coffee and Espresso?
• In the simplest of terms, coffee is the beverage made with coffee beans by passing hot water over them while espresso is a special type of coffee that is made by passing hot water under pressure over finely ground coffee to produce rich and thick beverage that is loved by coffee lovers around the world.
• All espresso is coffee, but not all coffee is espresso.
• Brewing time of espresso is much shorter than what it takes to brew simple coffee courtesy espresso machines that produce 15 atmospheres of pressure in no time at all.
• A cup of espresso is more expensive than drip coffee as it requires very high temperature and pressure and uses expensive machine to make it.
• Espresso is the most popular and fastest growing type of coffee consumed by coffee lovers around the world