Do I Need an Espresso Machine to make Espresso or Can I Just Have Coffee?

Visiting a Tim Hortons or Starbucks, you’ll find it’s a question that not a lot of people know the answer to and one that some are too shy to ask. Even if you’re the most intense coffee fan, knowing the difference between espresso and coffee is information not always accessible. Here we hope to clear up some of the misconceptions of what makes espresso and how it’s different from coffee.

Coffee is liquid extracted from the bean. There are plenty of ways to prepare coffee including pour-over, using a French press, and employing a stovetop percolator. Comparatively, espresso is technically a form of coffee. Unlike the many different types of coffee, espresso doesn’t have to use a designated bean to produce itself. Instead, espresso separates itself from coffee via its method of preparation.

When you make a cup of coffee, it takes time and that’s unavoidable. You have to slowly filter hot water through coffee grounds to receive a newly fresh cup of coffee. Espresso, on the other hand, is made by machine. Espresso machines pressurize with near-boiling water sent through finely grounded coffee beans which are packed into cakes. This process produces a complex, caffeine-concentrated shot of coffee in thirty seconds.

In a sense, that’s the big difference between what coffee is and what espresso is. If you’re searching for an espresso machine, unfortunately, they can be quite expensive. Thankfully, Living.ca currently has a sale on its espresso machine and coffee maker for $109.99 with free shipping included to anywhere in Canada.

The Living.ca espresso machine will let you brew a wide array of coffee with its milk frother, including espresso of course but also cappuccinos, lattes, and mokas. The 15-bar high-pressure pump ensures you receive only the purest espresso from this machine. Using a 1,050 watt high power heater, it won’t take long to give you fast, free espresso through its automatic temperature control and removable water reservoirs with a size of 51 oz. Also, the metal plates can be used to preheat your coffee cup in advance, which is ideal if you’re having coffee and you want it to taste just right.

Do you need an espresso machine to make espresso – absolutely not. That said, it’s a lot easier to make espresso when you’re using a machine instead of trying to go about it without one. Like so many already have, check out Living.ca today and consider buying one of our coffee makers or espresso machines to help brighten up your morning.

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