The Economist Espresso

The Economist Espresso

By The Economist

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2014-11-05
  • Current Version: 1.5.9
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 68.85 MB
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 5
From 16,474 Ratings


• A morning briefing from the editors of The Economist • Brand new content delivered 6 days a week • Free to download with access to one article daily for non-subscribers The Economist Espresso is a new morning briefing from the editors of The Economist. Delivered to your smartphone or inbox before breakfast, it tells you what’s on the global agenda in the coming day, what to look out for in business, finance and politics and, most importantly, what to make of it. The Economist Espresso is published each weekday morning in three editions for the Americas, Europe and Asia. • The Economist Espresso is free to download. • One article of your choosing can be read for free daily. • You are able to purchase a monthly subscription to full edition of The Economist Espresso for GBP £2.29 / USD $2.99 / EUR €2.99 / HK $23.00 • If you are an existing subscriber to The Economist,with digital entitlement, full access to Espresso is now included with your subscription. FEATURES • Brand new content delivered 6 days a week • Published each weekday morning in three editions for the Americas, Europe and Asia • Automatically delivered to your smartphone before breakfast SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS • Subscribe for GBP £2.29 / USD $2.99 / EUR €2.99 / HK $23.00 a month, you will be charged in your local currency at the prevailing exchange rate as defined by iTunes. • Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. • No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active subscription period. • Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. • Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the price of the original subscription. •You can manage auto-renew of your subscription in your iTunes account settings. •The app offers a subscription with a free trial period of one month. At the end of the trial period, full price of the subscription will be charged thereafter. •You may cancel a subscription during its free trial period via the subscription setting through your iTunes account. This must be done 24 hours before the end of the subscription period to avoid being charged. Please visit for more information. •You may turn off the auto-renewal of your subscription via your Account Settings. However, you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period. •Full terms of use can be found at ABOUT THE ECONOMIST ESPRESSO The Economist Espresso is part of The Economist weekly international news and business publication offering independent and clear reporting, commentary and analysis on world current affairs; business, finance, science and technology, culture, society, media and the arts.



  • Quick lap around the world

    By JACurious
    Expresso can be read in less than 10 minutes. I start here and then dig into the details with Apple news. Topics are broad in scope with more economic news than most.
  • Economist Espresso

    By Clive's alive
    If you, like me, don't have time to read newspapers, then the Espresso is perfect. Succint yet informative, brief yet authoritative, it will satisfy without costing valuable time.
  • Concise and timely

    By habitmelon
    Just the right dose of news first thing in the morning.
  • My morning humor!!!

    By Kallanna manjunath
    I look forward to the last sentence of each section!!! Witty, funny and clever!! Love reading them!!
  • I want my money back

    By Ian Slackta
    I got this app for like appbounty or something and I didn’t know it signed me up to pay 6 dollars a month so I checked my iTunes and I was missing six dollars and now I want my money back because i downloaded this like a year ago and didn’t know it was taking my money and I couldn’t cancel my subscription for a while so thanks for stealing my money I want it back
  • Best news app ever!

    By BB8503
    This is an incredible news app! I've never felt more motivated than now to keep up to date with the news. This app carefully selects a handful of stories each day to read and you can track your progress by checking the boxes next to each story. Easy to use, excellent journalism, up-to-date and objective news briefings. Highly recommended!!!
  • Great way to start the day!

    By Kappa Blank
    As a wealth manager, I need to stay abreast of the headlines. Espresso is the perfect shot of information first thing in the morning. Concise, objective, and topical, The Economist has a winner here.
  • With my coffee

    By elgaberino
    After scripture and meditation, and brewing strong joe, this app has become my next-step morning ritual. It offers a bite-size overview of interesting developments around the world every morning, with no propagandist urgency, no yellow journalism, no clickbait titles, no SEO writing, no gossip, no editorial errors, no long-winded diatribes, nor any videos. The POTUS is only ever mentioned in connection with important policy or diplomacy developments. This review, at the word “review” just there, is already nearly as long as one of the six articles you’ll read daily on this app. Its brevity breeds pith and factuality. I find it a refreshing contrast against the backdrop of other news sources’ click-driven sensationalism or televised 24-hour news cycle propaganda. Stories do not employ irrational persuasive tools, neither plucking fears nor repeating the same claim over and over. Ads are rare, well-curated, usually gorgeously designed and targeted to executives or investors, and do not appear on news pages. (Content subject matter is 5/5 stars.) Headlines feature the occasional tasteful pun to motivate curiosity. The writing is superior though not always superb: sometimes the sentences are unwieldy or oddly structured. (Editorial quality is 4/5 stars.) Graphic design is minimal classicist: our grandparents’ timeless newsprint might look like this once reimagined as an app. Copy is poured amid vivid photos through stately color-block panels. In terms of user experience, this will merely tell you a few key things, then say “that’s all for today!” Sharing an article is easy. The UI is cleanly designed, a swipe left-to-right system tracked by an unimposing checklist-like feedback display of the user’s progress through the morning’s snippets. No glitch or mislaid element appears in this elegant program. (Design is 5/5 stars.)
  • Great app. Only one issue.

    By Craponaspatula
    Love the app and its simplicity. The only downside are the adverts. As a paid subscriber, it is annoying to have to endure ads. Either don’t charge for Espresso and run ads, or charge and don’t run ads.
  • Just what it ought to be

    By Pdpowers
    All of the news blurbs are just the right length—informative but very concise and condensed. No frills or fluff, just a quick briefing to start the day.