Coffee, espresso

Coffee, espresso

Espresso is a strong, flavorful coffee beverage brewed by forcing hot water through finely ground dark-roasted coffee beans. In Italian, espresso means "very quickly", and refers to the time it takes to make. The spelling "expresso", used often in the United States, even occasionally on menus, is not correct.

Espresso differs greatly from the common drip brewed coffee drink in its thick concentrated consistency, and robust flavor. Due to its potency, straight espresso (espresso served without sweetener or milk, analogous to black coffee) is considered by some to be an acquired taste, and is served in small amounts called shots. Many coffee aficionados order their single or double with a little glass of cold water to clear the palate. Because the espresso reacts quickly with oxygen, it should be consumed right after brewing.

Espresso is considered the default coffee in Italy, therefore ordering a coffee (un caffè) means ordering an espresso: this confuses foreigners in Italy and Italians abroad alike. What is considered "plain coffee" outside Italy, is known in Italy as "caffè americano", and is rarely ordered by Italians.

Espresso is often used as the foundation for other drinks, such as lattes, cappuccinos, mochas, and many more. A key component in the flavor of espresso is a golden foam composed of oils, proteins, and sugars, called crema which floats on the surface.

Espresso coffee Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health Benefits

Espresso coffee is 97.8% water, 1.67% carbohydrates, 0.12% protein, and contains 0.18% fat. If you consume it will provide you with 0 grams of carbohydrates. That translates to 0 percent of the 130 grams of carbohydrates people should include in their daily diet, according to the Institute of Medicine (US). That same in a 100 gram amount, espresso coffee supplies 9 calories and is an excellent source of Vitamin B3 (niacin) (37.19% of the Daily Value). So if you have espresso coffee in your diet, it helps your body to improve functionality of the brain, ease arthritis pain to some extent, overcome some heart diseases and it is effective against certain types of schizophreniaweakness in body and lack of energyfurther brain deterioration after Alzheimer’s disease. Furthermore it contains a large amount of Magnesium attaining 25.81% of the Daily Value in a 100 g (3.5 Oz).