- Posted Dec 16, 2016
The difference between coffee and espresso is found simply in the different styles, or methods, of brewing. Whether you choose coffee or espresso boils down to your personal taste or mood for the day.
Espresso is made by forcing a shot of hot water through very finely ground coffee beans at high pressure for 10 to 15 seconds. The result is a strong, dark and dense beverage, with a higher concentration of caffeine and a more defined crema (a frothy mixture of aromatic coffee oils and water).
Coffee is made by the flow of water over coffee grinds, by brewing, percolating or slowly pouring water over the grinds to soak them. When coffee is made with larger grinds, the process is slower and the contact with water is longer.
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