ESPRESSO VS. DRIP COFFEE
Which type of coffee is better? Espresso or drip coffee? Many people think espresso is better than drip coffee, but they are both good for different reasons. Drip coffee is the more popular choice, according to recent surveys, with 55% of respondents preferring it over espresso’s 44%. However, there are many people who swear by espresso and would never switch back to drip coffee. This type of coffee has a stronger flavor than regular brewed coffees because the water goes through the grounds at a higher pressure, which extracts more oils and caffeine. For those who prefer sweeter drinks-there are sugar or flavored syrups that can be added as well as milk and/or cream
If you are someone who prefers a lighter coffee without too much caffeine, drip-style coffee may be the better option for you. It has lower caffeine content to begin with and it is diluted by adding water or milk to make drinks like lattes and cappuccinos. Most people drink drip coffee black or with just cream/sugar so the caffeine content is reduced even more.
Drip-style coffee also has a more mild flavor than espresso because the water goes through the grounds at a slower rate. This means that less oils are extracted from the beans, which results in less flavorful coffee. On average you can get around 2 cups of brewed drip coffee for every 1 shot of espresso. However, if you grind the beans finer and make a stronger espresso, this doesn’t necessarily mean it will be more flavorful.
What are the Serving Sizes for Espresso and Drip Coffee?
If you drink drip coffee you will get around 16 ounces for every 12-cup pot. In contrast, espresso does not have a standard serving size since it is typically ordered in 1-ounce servings. A typical “double shot” of the espresso is 2 ounces. If a recipe calls for a double shot of espresso, you can simply substitute 2 ounces of drip-brewed coffee.
Brewed drip coffee has a thicker, more syrupy consistency than espresso because the water goes through the grounds at a slower rate. This means that fewer oils are extracted from the beans, which results in less flavorful coffee. The thickness also depends on how finely you grind your coffee. If you make it too fine, the espresso will be thicker and more concentrated than if you use a coarse grind.
Espresso is smoother and lighter because of how it is brewed. The pressure from the machine forces water through the grounds at high speeds, which extracts oils and caffeine from the beans quickly and results in a smooth beverage.
Which is Healthier?
Both types of coffee have health benefits and drawbacks, so it depends on your personal needs when choosing which one you prefer. Drip-style coffees generally contain around 0 calories per cup since they are diluted with water or milk when they’re prepared. However, if you add sugar or flavored syrups then this would add some calories. Also, if you are someone who likes to drink your coffee with milk, make sure you are not adding any dairy creamers since these will have a lot of added fat and calories.
Espresso has more caffeine on average than drip-style coffee because it is brewed under pressure which extracts more caffeine from the beans. Caffeine is a natural chemical that occurs in coffee beans and tea leaves, but it can give you an energy boost along with some health benefits such as improved concentration, reduced fatigue, and increased metabolic rate (the rate at which your body uses calories).
There are also studies that show caffeinated coffee has more health benefits than decaf. However, this is not always the case with espresso because the water contains most of the caffeine when it’s brewed. If you drink an espresso that has been sitting around for a while, it will have less caffeine than if you make a fresh shot.