Benefits Of Drinking Espresso Over Coffee

As a matter of fact, the only difference between coffee and espresso lies in the fineness of the ground coffee, and the time taken to brew it. Espresso is prepared using an Espresso machine; it takes a shorter duration to brew and water is passed through the finely ground coffee at pressures of up to 15 atmospheres (ATM).  

The end result is a dark brown thick liquid with a rich aroma and taste (nicely brewed espresso actually has foam on top, like you see when the beer is poured in a glass). The perfect shot of espresso is determined by among other things, the water pressure and temperature and how tightly the coffee is packed.

As for your ordinary cup of coffee, usually referred to as drip coffee, you just need to boil hot water and mix it with ground coffee inside a pot. The hot water has contact with the ground coffee for longer (espresso needs just about 25 seconds or so).

Advantages of espresso over coffee?

espresso over coffee
  • Espresso has lower caffeine levels than drip coffee. For instance, 2 ounces (oz) of a double shot espresso contain 80 milligrams of caffeine. The same quantity of drip coffee would contain up to 120 milligrams of caffeine.
  • It has also been proven that drinking espresso helps your memory, boosts your brain’s ability to retain and recall information. While drip coffee is more synonymous with calming the nerves, espresso has been found to help enhance long-term memory.
  • Apart from being tasty, espresso also has higher antioxidants than drip coffee. They include polyphenols, used by the body in helping boost immunity. Hydrocinnamic acids and cafestol are also present in espresso and they both have immense health benefits including anti-inflammatory qualities.
  • Did you also know drinking espresso can help pump up your adrenaline levels? For instance, if you’re about to do exercises like a workout or public presentation, espresso is a great way to get you going. Your adrenaline levels go up and you’re able to perform with more vigor, passion, speed, and strength. Sorry, this isn’t doping really; espresso just conditions your mind to concentrate and focus better.
  • With more focus on your workouts, you’re able to keep fit and lost weight! Thus it’s proper to say that espresso helps you lose weight.  Besides, it is very low in calories. You can’t compare one taking creamy coffee and another taking plain espresso; the former is taking in more calories, while the espresso taker is only consuming about 3 calories for every ounce of straight espresso.
  • Last but not least, an interesting scientific study found out that drinking espresso lowers the chances of women from getting stroke.  Women who drink espresso often reported lower risks of getting stroke, when compared to those who didn’t or those who took very little. But like with everything, moderation is key. Too much of everything can be poisonous.
  • With more focus on your workouts, you’re able to keep fit and lost weight! Thus it’s proper to say that espresso helps you lose weight.  Besides, it is very low in calories. You can’t compare one taking creamy coffee and another taking plain espresso; the former is taking in more calories, while the espresso taker is only consuming about 3 calories for every ounce of straight espresso.

There you go, you now know why a shot of espresso comes with a myriad of benefits. Don’t miss out, invest in a good espresso machine and enjoy your espresso shot anytime you need to.

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