Espresso is a delicious concentrated form of coffee, served in shots and or combined with other beverages. It is strong and nonetheless delicious served in small demitasse-style cups for this reason. Espresso has a reputation for having a high caffeine content. However, this depends on how much is drunk. Typically, espresso contains 29 to 100 milligrams of caffeine in a single shot.
Caffeine raises your adrenaline which triggers a full-fat breakdown. It allows fat release from your fat tissues. It also helps in setting the metabolism for faster weight loss on your HCG diet. It will also suppress your appetite which is very helpful during your calorie cut down.
How is Espresso Made?
Clean the portafilter. Before dosing the coffee in your portafilter, make sure that it is clean and tidy. Both moisture and leftover grounds might cause bitterness.
Get the right amount. With on-demand grinders, you just need to push a button with your portafilter or hand and the grinder will dose your pre-set dose. Check your dose on a scale before distributing and tamping. This way you can be sure that your extraction will be correct because your dose won’t be too much or little.
Distribute the grounds in the portafilter. Most likely your grinder will dose the grounds to the portafilter’s basket to a mountain or a pyramid shape. This means that you have an uneven distribution of the grounds so some parts of the basket will have more coffee. That is why it is essential to distribute them to enhance consistency.
Tap consistently. The aim of tamping is to remove any air pockets in the coffee puck and do this so that the puck is completely leveled. Pay attention that the puck is horizontally leveled so that you avoid channeling and over, under, or rough extraction.
Rinse the collection head. Before inserting the portafilter into the group head, you might want to rinse the group head to remove any old coffee from it. Rinsing will also ensure that your group head is properly heated and this way you might be able to extract more of your coffee. After rinsing, insert the portafilter into the group head and start brewing. Serve with a smile.
The Difference Between Espresso and Regular Coffee
Espresso is the base of almost every type of coffee. Making espresso involves forcing water under high pressure through the compacted ground coffee, which produces a thick, syrupy liquid with a beautiful light brown foam layer called crema on top. Meanwhile, other types of coffee use a slower filtering process that allows hot water to slowly sift through coffee grounds. Espresso also relies on a much finer bean grind, while regular coffee works perfectly with medium-ground beans.
Health Benefits of Espresso and How it Helps in the HCG Diet
Reduction in hunger. It may also reduce your appetite, allowing you to consume fewer calories. In overweight or obese individuals, moderate coffee consumption reduces calorie intake at the next meal as well as total daily calorie intake. The results were produced when people consumed 3 to 6 milligrams of caffeine per kilogram of body weight per day from coffee.
Increased energy level. Most successful weight-loss plans include both a restriction in calorie intake and an increase in physical activity. This combination produces a calorie deficit resulting in weight loss. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and enhances exercise performance when consumed in moderate doses. Exercising longer or at higher intensity produces a greater calorie burn per workout, resulting in more weight loss. Caffeine-containing espresso may help you lose weight before your workout.
It has a thermogenic effect. You may also experience a slight increase in thermogenesis after consuming caffeine from espresso. This is an increase in your body’s heat production, which may cause a slight increase in calorie burn. Although this is a small number of calories, burning an extra 80 calories per day adds up to weight loss of about 8 pounds per year.