While you may see the word “espresso” marked on a bag of beans, it’s not actually a type of roast or a particular coffee bean; it’s simply a method of preparing coffee.
There are a few differences between making espresso and brewing coffee with something like a French press or Chemex. For starters, an espresso machine is a completely different contraption, and because of the extraction method — which involves hot water at a high pressure — beans are ground much finer than what you would use in a pour-over method. This method makes for a smaller, more intense drink — something that many coffee drinkers prefer.
The extraction method, because of the pressure and the temperature of the water, also takes a much shorter amount of time than when you manually brew coffee. Rarely for a coffee myth, the common wisdom that espresso has a higher caffeine content than drip coffee is actually true, though only if you look at it from a certain perspective.
Starting where a cup of coffee always starts, with the grind, beans destined to be made into espresso need to be ground much finer than those used in drip coffee makers, since espresso makers use highly pressurized water that would shoot straight through coarser grounds. When hot water hits a batch of coffee grounds, it extracts oils and caffeine from it. The more total surface area the grounds have, the more of their caffeinated goodness they can let out, and since finely ground beans win in that regard, espresso has the advantage.
While it’s true that espresso has more caffeine per volume, what most people really want to know is what they should order to get the most bang for their buck. In that contest, drip coffee is the winner. While an ounce of espresso could constitute a full serving, people tend to drink their coffee in doses of anywhere from 8 to 24 ounces at a time. With that in mind, even a modest cup of coffee has more caffeine than a shot of espresso, while the oversized cups that some people prefer could have up to 12 times the amount.
Well, stainless steel cookware is mostly the number one kitchen tool that everybody looks for. But, how do you know that you are purchasing the right and correct cookware for yourself? Here are some of the best stainless steel cookware to help you ease your search.
Stainless Steel Earth Pan by Ozeri
This cookware is made not only as stainless steel but it is also non-stick. Hence, it’s like a buy one free one or shall I say two in one cookware. This cookware has a coating that is long lasting and that is develop in the USA. The cookware has an exterior mirror which is polished with the highest quality. This cookware is eco-friendly and it delivers a non-stick performance without releasing toxins or any harmful substance even if the cookware is exposed to high temperatures. Moreover, this cookware is also scratch resistant and is easy to be cleaned.
KitchenAid KCS08TPER Stainless Steel Skillets
This set of cookware was the first one that I owned. Of course it took me quite a time to get myself used to the whole usage of it but I got a hang of it and these stainless steel pans actually lasted me for quite a long time. This cookware comes in the colour red as the colour of the outer surface. the base as well was the surface in and out is stainless steel. This cookware also comes with riveted handle hence making it easy to be handled and to move around. Other than that, the cookware also comes with a glass lid hence making it easy for you to look at the food that is being cooked.
KitchenAid KCN80PIST Stainless Steel Pasta Insert
This is a pasta drainer. If you are a person who loves to cook pasta, then this is definitely a cookware that will definitely assist you. I personally own this pasta drainer and never once has it failed me. This strainer is dishwasher safe and the handle of the drainer is also welded with stainless steel. You can easily boil and strain your pasta without any additional work or equipment. The time to clean the strainer will also be short as the drainer is easily removed and cleaned. This drainer is definitely simple to use.
Choose the right set of cookware for you to use as that cookware will be something that will be assisting you as you go around and about in the kitchen.