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The Economist Espresso app review: your morning news from the editors of The Economist



With great information nuggets presented on a stunning and sleek interface, The Economist Espresso is an iPhone and iPad app that will go perfectly with your morning coffee.

This app will bring you new content five days a week delivered straight to your iDevice to get you all caught up with what's going on around the world. The content of this app is assimilated by the editors over at The Economist, so you know you're getting some curated content that you can trust from the world of business, finance, and politics.

Let's take a look at this app's features.

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The Economist Espresso


Daily World News

Having The Economist Espresso on your iPhone or iPad, and reading it before you head out, will help you go out and tackle the world as you get up to date on the global agenda of the upcoming day. In a quick few minutes, you will be briefed on the world of business, finance, and politics.

Based on where you are located, you'll receive either the American, European, or Asian edition from Monday through Friday morning. You'll get not only reports but also commentary and analysis from the world of business, science and technology, society, media, and many more areas.

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Get your morning briefing in one place
Get your morning briefing in one place

To Subscribe or Not To Subscribe

The app can be found in the News section of the App Store and it's available completely free of charge, taking up a mere 5.1 MB of space on your iPhone or iPad. As you download daily editions, you will need to watch out for space requirements on your iDevice.

Although this is a subscription-based service, users can try out the app before the make the full purchase. The free app will bring you a single article each day so you can have a taste of the espresso.

The subscription can be made on a monthly basis for $3.99 per month. Those who are already registered on the website, you will be able to get full access to The Economist Espresso.

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Quick, bite-sized articles
Quick, bite-sized articles

The Economist Espresso


Pros & Cons


  • Get a new edition of The Economist Espresso delivered to you prior to breakfast
  • New content on weekdays
  • Free and lightweight app which gives non-subscribing users access to single articles every day
  • Download daily editions to read at your leisure
  • Get full access by logging in using your details


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

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Markets and currencies

Final Words

The Economist Espresso is a must-have app on the iPhones and iPads of those who are fans of The Economist and wish to have a reliable source of world news at their fingertips. Highly recommended!


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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.