Everyone enjoys a good cup of coffee including music lovers. There has been a lot of debates on which is actually better between Turkish coffee and espresso. The truth is that there is a thin line between the two and with the taste, it is relatively the same. Maybe to differentiate the two we can focus on the caffeine level and the preparation method of the two. Turkish coffee caffeine is generally lower comparatively. Espresso is the king of coffee as just a shot of it has up to 50 mg of caffeine. When it is compared to Turkish coffee, that quantity of caffeine will be contained in about a cup of coffee which weighs about two ounces. There are however other factors that have been used to differentiate the two and they include:
The type of coffee beans used
It is believed that both types of coffee use a different kind of beans. Espresso is made using the Robusta beans which is normally cheaper but has higher caffeine content. On the other hand, Turkish coffee is made using the arabica beans which are smoother and have higher caffeine content.
If you are a coffee lover, you are probably aware that espresso normally tends to be darker. That is due to the fact that with espresso darker roasts are normally used. On the other hand, Turkish coffee uses a lighter roast and maybe that is why it appears to be stronger as roasting messes up with the caffeine levels. The more it is roasted, the more the caffeine that will be depleted.
Different preparation methods
Espresso and Turkish coffee are prepared differently. Between the two, preparing espresso takes a shorter time comparatively. That is due to the fact that espresso uses little water and once it is boiled that is it. That preparation method that not give the beans enough time to release caffeine. On the other hand, Turkish takes a long time since it is boiled for up to three times which gives the beans enough time to release caffeine which makes Turkish coffee to be stronger than espresso.
When it comes to sugar, Turkish uses a lot of sugar as you can use as much sugar as you please which is not the same case with Espresso.
Clearly, there is a thin line between espresso and Turkish. It depends on what you are looking at, the taste or the caffeine content. When it is the taste, Turkish wins and when it comes to the caffeine content espresso wins. Basically, it all depends on an individual’s taste and preferences. It also depends on what you plan to use it for, for example, Turkish coffee is used in weddings and fortune telling. As much as they may have different preparation methods, the final taste will depend on who is preparing it. There are some cafes that will customize and be creative with their preparations to give a unique and distinct taste.