What’s the difference between drip coffee and espresso? Check out this really old post from our archives to read about the details. For now, let’s just say that drip coffee is what we normally make at home using the “regular” coffee maker. Espresso is made with a different kind of machine (espresso machine, duh) and is usually the base used in coffee shops. Your lattes and other favorites are espresso-based.
So why the question? I was talking to my boss, who used to work for one of the biggest coffee shop chains in the world, the other day. She mentioned something about the difference between the effects of espresso and drip coffee. This is what she said: “If you want to get that energy kick, drink espresso. If you want a longer lasting effect, then drink drip coffee.”
I didn’t know that, did you? It got me thinking about how coffee has affected me. For the past two years (estimated), I have been using my Duomo espresso maker at home. I do have a drip coffee machine, but I rarely use it. I have a huge mug of espresso-based brew in the morning and it does wake me up real good. However, I do have to drink a couple more cups of drip coffee (recently it’s been Krispy Kreme’s smooth coffee) throughout the day. Perhaps my boss was right. (What I am thinking, she’s my boss. Of course she’s right!)
Does anyone have information on this? Is the premise accurate?
Originally posted on January 17, 2010 @ 6:46 am