What Is Espresso?

What are the distinctions between espresso and coffee, and how do you tell the difference between the two? Coffee is defined as the liquid taken from the bean, rather than the process used to prepare it. Coffee beans from either robusta or arabica varieties can be used to make an excellent cup of espresso by following a precise preparation method.

Consider all of the numerous ways you may make coffee at home. There's French press coffee, pour-over coffee, stovetop percolator coffee, and other varieties to choose from. As a result, all espresso is coffee, but not all coffee is espresso, and vice versa.

Espresso is a method of preparing coffee that is highly concentrated. Using finely ground coffee that is brewed under pressure is the method of choice. With the use of pressure, an espresso machine pushes hot water through finely ground coffee (around nine bars). It is known as "pulling a shot"

Some roasters prefer to use high-quality robusta beans to give their espresso a stronger caffeine punch, and espresso beans are normally roasted for a longer period of time and at a higher temperature than those intended for drip coffee.

Espressos, in particular, contain immune-boosting antioxidants. Espresso shots can lessen the incidence of heart disease and stroke in obese people.

Some people prefer espresso because it is easy on the stomach. High pressure and quick extraction provide a different chemical balance than a drip or pour over brew.

Daily espresso is fine as long as you enjoy your espresso in moderation and you won't have to worry about the bad health repercussions.

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OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link). 

In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years: 

OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM 

OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM

Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with. 

Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops: 

OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more. 

So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates: 

For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube

For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG

For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN 

PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).

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