A question about a recipe: Nigel Slater's Extremely Moist Chocolate-Beet Cake

I have a question about the ingredient "1/4 cup hot espresso" on the recipe "Nigel Slater's Extremely Moist Chocolate-Beet Cake" from Genius Recipes. Is strong coffee a substitute for Expresso?

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K_Squared October 29, 2012
I agree, for this recipe. For other recipes where coffee flavor is actually necessary, espresso provides a concentrated, strong presence while regular coffee might be a little too watered-down. If you absolutely can't use espresso, make sure the coffee is brewed strong and as dark as possible.
 
Kristen M. October 17, 2012
Yes that should be fine, as long as it's the same amount. You can't taste the espresso -- it just enhances the chocolate flavor. Hope you like it!
 
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