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What is the difference between espresso and drip coffee?

The main differences between espresso coffee and drip coffee are the fineness of the grind and the brewing time. Read this article to learn about the differences between drip and espresso coffee.

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  • 10 Essentials to Keep a Stocked Bar
    10 Essentials to Keep a Stocked Bar

    Whether you're the kind of barkeep who throws impromptu happy hours or one who hosts lavish parties, you have to keep a stocked bar. These 10 essentials will get you through a thirsty summer, the holiday season and bad Mondays. See more »

  • 10 Summer Drink Recipes
    10 Summer Drink Recipes

    As school lets out for the summer and temperatures start to rise, kids of all ages head outside to play. During all of this fun, everyone needs to stay hydrated -- and you can do it without another glass of boring water. See more »

  • 5 Cool Kiddie "Cocktails"
    5 Cool Kiddie "Cocktails"

    The noble art of mixology goes a long way past alcohol. These five kiddie "cocktails" are perfect for parties, special occasions or just a hot afternoon. The days of raising plastic cups of milk to toast are gone for good. See more »

  • 5 Great Hot Chocolate Recipes
    5 Great Hot Chocolate Recipes

    On a cold winter day, nothing can compare to a frothy mug of hot chocolate. To make it even better, just add a spoonful of whipped cream or a handful of marshmallows. But don't get tired of the same old drink; spice it up. See more »

  • Apple Cider 101
    Apple Cider 101

    Cider is the signature beverage of autumn, but you may be a little confused about the difference between apple cider and apple juice. Don't worry, it's a common question and has an answer that differs all over the United States. See more »

  • Can water go bad?
    Can water go bad?

    People often store water for emergencies, but you might be surprised to find out that water can go bad just like fresh food. How can you store it safely? See more »

  • Cocktail Quiz
    Cocktail Quiz

    Drinkers are bound to have a favorite cocktail, whether it's a fruity Cape Codder or a stiff sidecar. Cocktails have evolved from simple combinations of sugar, spirits and juice to complex blends of flavored syrups and infused liquors. See more »

  • Does beer really make you fat?
    Does beer really make you fat?

    If beer commercials are accurate, you can knock back plenty of brewskis without worrying about weight gain. Yet the existence of beer bellies proves otherwise. See more »

  • Food Fun: Coffee Quiz
    Food Fun: Coffee Quiz

    It's a cold winter morning, and you could use a couple more hours of sleep, but your commute awaits. The only thing that rouses you from the warm confines of your down comforter is the prospect of a hot cup of coffee washing down your cold throat. See more »

  • Go Virgin: Drinks Your Kids Can Say "Cheers" To
    Go Virgin: Drinks Your Kids Can Say "Cheers" To

    Just because children are too young to drink alcohol doesn't mean they have to be limited to boring beverages. These ideas for kiddie cocktails let children safely celebrate with the grown-ups. See more »

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