Espresso Vs. Drip Coffee: The Perfect Cuppa

Drinking coffee is part of our daily routine. Whether you have to have it first thing in the morning, grab it on the way to work, or leisurely sip it during the office hour, coffee restores our energy.

You can have your coffee in many different ways - black, with milk, with chocolate or egg, but in this piece, we're delving into two of the most popular methods of making coffee - espresso and drip coffee.

So what’s the difference between the two? It all comes down to the brewing process. To brew drip coffee, you simply pour hot water over coffee grind. Espresso is a bit more complicated and requires a machine to shoot hot, pressurized water through fine ground-coffee beans.

To brew the perfect espresso and drip coffee at the comfort of your own home, here are some tips to get you started.


Choosing The Beans

What distinguishes coffee beans is their roast— ranging from light to dark roast. Opt for medium to darker-roasted beans if you want to brew espresso, while lighter-roasted beans are perfect for drip coffee.

Time Is Of The Essence

The finer the ground coffee is, the longer it takes to brew. Generally, it should take around 25 seconds to brew the best shot of espresso while drip coffee needs longer time (around 5 minutes).

Quick Guide (Infographic)

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Espresso Vs Drip Coffee

How about you? What’s your favorite method espresso or drip coffee. Let me know in the comments!

Sophia Gardner

I'm Sophia, food blogger, dog lover, homemade cooking and travel passion. I really hope you enjoy my blog, i'll do my best to share great recipes, healthy living tips and just general 'food' thoughts!

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