Caffè is an essential part of Italian life. A shot of this intense brew is a daily ritual: in the morning with a cappuccino at the bar, mid-morning, after lunch, mid-afternoon, and after a big dinner. Additional shots in between are optional.
Have you ever wondered what is the difference between espresso and coffee filter? We have researched on it and found the following difference.
Difference Between Espresso and Coffee Filter
The main difference between an espresso coffee and a filter coffee is in the fineness of the coffee grounds and the brewing time. The brewing time for an espresso coffee is much shorter, made possible by Expresso machines that generate for some more than 15 ATM of pressure to force water through the grind.
A “shot” of Espresso is produced by forcing about 40 ml of almost boiling water through a very compact grind, if all goes well, what comes out is a black-brown liquid with a small amount of Crema (from the foam) on the top.
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A filter coffee is made by pouring boiling water on ground coffee, the grind being in this case much coarser than that of an espresso. The water flows through the coffee and then falls into a container often made of glass. This process is much slower than that of Espresso, and hot water comes into contact with the grind for a longer period of time.
Surprising to note that a cup of Coffee Filter contains much more caffeine than a “shot” of Expresso.