Espresso from The Economist 4+

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The Economist

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Espresso from The Economist is best if you’re busy: it gets you quickly and comfortably ahead on the global issues that matter most. Power through the world’s top stories in the time it takes to have a cup of coffee, with incisive analysis updated throughout the day. Take deeper-dives into your interests when you choose the longer content you’d like to see.

Espresso is well-balanced to complement your lifestyle. You can listen to the daily podcast and audio versions of articles or stretch your mind with enjoyable extras such as facts, charts and a daily quiz.

Try Espresso today free for seven days. Subscriptions start from just £7.99/$7.99/€12.99 per month.

What you’ll get:
• Top stories for quick analysis
• “The World in Brief” news summary updated regularly throughout the day
• Five short articles offering finishable quick reads and analysis on essential developments
• Audio versions of articles plus a podcast to enjoy hands-free
• A zingy blend of Fact of the day, Quote of the day and Chart of the day
• Selected content in the “For you” tab, updated weekly
• Daily quiz to tickle your grey cells

New features:
• Time to read highlighted on each article
• Adjustable text size
• Editable topic preferences to tailor your content
• Dark mode for more comfortable reading

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• At the end of the trial, the subscription will automatically renew onto a monthly subscription at the standard price
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• All subscriptions automatically renew. Your account will be charged 24 hours before the renewal date
• Full terms of use can be found at
• Our privacy policy can be found at

What’s New

Version 3.7.0

Energise your world
This update improves the app stability related to error handling.

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The Espresso team

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15.2K Ratings

15.2K Ratings

AllTheGoodNicknamesreGone ,

Content is fine, IF you ever receive it

I’ve always loved the Economist and have read the print version religiously for over thirty years. But their apps (and their subscriptions department) are truly terrible. This app will refresh only about 70% of the time. Every third day, good luck getting the news. It’s also the only app on my phone that regularly crashes. On my phone it looks fine, on my iPad it doesn’t expand to fill the whole screen (it’s “iPhone-sized” but in an iPad screen). The app won’t rotate from vertical to horizontal, even if Screen Aspect is unlocked. Finally, there are different versions floating around in the App Store, so you have to be careful about which one you are getting. My advice: stick to the print edition. (IF it ever shows up on the front doorstep, it’s a great read!)

Praetorianjw82 ,

Great way to start the day

If all you have each day is a few minutes and you’re tired of the 24hrs r new cycle mostly regurgitating the same info all day everyday, the Espresso helps distill the cacophony of news each day into a single powerful update.

While I enjoy reading the short clips each morning I have really come to look forward to the quote of the day. It has been my favorite part for all the years I’ve been reading the Espresso.

I enjoy checking the stories each day in Espresso but I do miss the ability to jump back to a day I missed (especially for the quote). I wish there was an archive of quotes of the day!

Fffdfffffff ,

The perfect morning ☕️

The Economist Espresso has become a valuable part of my morning routine. It provides the same quality global reporting and commentary in flowing prose that I have come to expect from the Economist Group. It survey’s recent stories I should know. And it is especially effective at covering global news which others fail to cover.

The most valuable part of the Espresso app is its brevity. The app allows me to read the news in a tight morning schedule without going down the online news rabbit hole. Like many, I strive to get the quote every morning as a reward for reading all six pages.

Keep up the good work!

App Privacy

The developer, The Economist, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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