Saturday, December 18, 2010
What to Choose, Cappuccino or Espresso?
Cappuccino is an Italian drink which is made of Italia coffee drink. It is made of steamed milk, espresso and hot milk. Basically it has some similarities with the cafe latte but the only distinction is that it has been made using less steam than the cafe late which uses more textured milk and more steam as well.
What’s not to like about the extroverted and optimistic cappuccino drinker? Like their drink, cappuccino drinkers are all froth and bubble, bored by detail and liking – but not obsessed with – material objects. “Freud would have a field day here,” write James and Moore. “Cappuccino froth gives the tongue the mother of all workouts and is all to do with the physicality of the experience rather than the basic consumption of the beverage.”
Espresso is stronger and more concentrated than brewed coffee. It is often the base of lattes, cappuccinos, and many other coffee drinks. Ounce for ounce, espresso has more caffeine than regular coffee, although it's served in smaller sizes. For comparison, a single shot of espresso (about an ounce) has 40 to 75 mg caffeine, while an ounce of coffee has only 12 to 25 mg caffeine. But most people drink at least an eight-ounce cup of coffee, which then provides a total of 100 to 200 mg caffeine. Caffeine may exacerbate IBS, insomnia, and PMS symptoms and is a common trigger for migraine headaches. Espresso is unfiltered and may increase LDL ("bad") cholesterol so it is best to enjoy in moderation if you have high cholesterol.
The beans in freshly brewed coffee are loaded with antioxidants which is great for your health. Scientist have found that espresso is even better than coffee because of how it is brewed. With espresso steam goes through the ground coffee so fast that it picks up more of the flavor and antioxidants. So a cup of espresso has more benefits than a cup of coffee.