An unorthodox position

I would like to start this off by saying I have nothing against Coffee.

I’m sure it works just fine for most people who drink it and that’s great. I personally just prefer espresso.

This is probably the most well-known fact about me, and since it comes up all the time I figured I would explain in detail. “Why not coffee?” you may ask.

Well, there are several reasons.

The bitter truth

The first is bitterness.

Yes, this seems odd to bring up since I am talking about a dark roast, but espresso has a less bitter taste than dark roast coffee.

This is because espresso is made with high-quality dark roast beans that have a less bitter taste.
Now, this isn’t to say that I don’t like dark roasts.

In fact, I would say the exact opposite. I enjoy them a lot.

However, they are very bitter compared to espresso. The other thing that I like about espresso is the energy kick that it gives me.

I like the way that I can just have a single shot after breakfast and feel full and energetic until lunch!

I haven’t had regular coffee in years because nothing gives me quite the same energy that espresso does.
I also wanted to talk about costs for a moment.

Now, I give credit to coffee for having lower costs to make.

It’s mostly just beans and you can get them everywhere. It’s hard to beat that. However, espresso can be just as cheap if you want to make it at home with a good espresso machine.

Getting in the game

Buying ground espresso beans is also much cheaper than buying coffee. I think that having a quality espresso is well worth the money.

If you’re interested in trying out an espresso, then I would recommend that you try out a few different things before settling down to a brand. I’ve been drinking LavAzza Espressso for a while now and I love it, but there are a lot of other brands out there that are great.

You may think that buying cheap coffee is the way to go if you’re on a budget, but I promise you that it is a waste of money in the long run.

I really hope that this has cleared up any questions that you had about the wonderful world of espresso.

This is a beverage that I can (and do) talk about for hours, so if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask

I would like to start this off by saying I have nothing against Coffee.

I’m sure it works just fine for most people who drink it and that’s great. I personally just prefer espresso. If you’re one of those people though and are convinced by my arguments then I implore you to read this and give espresso a chance.

Let’s start with the basics, what is espresso?

Well simply put, it’s coffee’s biggest problem. No, I don’t mean that in the original sense either. I mean it’s literally a problem in the coffee community.

Let me give you a brief history lesson:

Coffee was fine for the longest time, it got the job done for a lot of people. Sure there were people who complained about the color being “off” or the flavor not quite right but by and large coffee was a suitable drink.

That is, until people got pickier.That’s when the coffee community got split into two. On one side were those who wanted to perfect the current coffee flavor and come up with a better tasting blend.

On the other side were those who wanted to do away with coffee altogether and move on to something new.These two sides duked it out for quite sometime.

Each claiming that they were right and the other side was holding back the community as a whole. In the end, the side wanting to perfect coffee won out and those wanting to get rid of it moved on to something else (And no, I’m not talking about tea).

The jury is still out

Still, the community remained divided. There were those who stuck with coffee and there were those who moved on to espresso. Indeed this started the long and ongoing war between the two drinks that still persists to this day.Personally, I side with espresso for a variety of reasons.

The main one being taste. I’m simply not willing to sacrifice quality for a quicker caffeine fix.

I understand that it’s not really better in the traditional sense of the word, but to me it is.

I know a lot of people will disagree with me, but that’s fine. This is my personal opinion and you’re welcome to yours.

So before you go ahead and discount everything I have to say based off of that one statement, I’d like to point out a few more reasons why I feel this way.

Espresso for the win

Espresso is classier. There’s no getting around it. The fact of the matter is, espresso takes more skill to make than regular coffee. This results in people respecting it more. Not to mention you’re less likely to have some hipster make your coffee then add a bunch of syrups to it.

It also makes it easier to tell if your barista is skilled or not. If they can’t get your drink right then you know immediately to get it somewhere else.

Not only that, but making espresso is a great way to test the skills of potential employees.Speaking of employees, you’re also less likely to get ripped off.

No seriously, I once ordered a coffee at a place that ended up being over five dollars. Granted it was a special type of coffee from some place far away, but that’s no excuse for charging me so much. I mean it’s an even bigger rip off considering I could get the same coffee at another place for a dollar less.

Wrapping up

Espresso isn’t for everyone though. I get that. What I don’t get is why some people prefer coffee and continue to bash espresso. Especially when those same people have most likely never even tried it. I mean it’s not like I hate on coffee just for the sake of hating.

I have a legitimate reason for doing so. If you like coffee more than espresso, fine.

More power to you. I still think you’re wrong, but hey I can’t force you to see the light. All I ask is that you respect my opinion on the matter and vise versa.