Espresso contains caffeine a stimulant which contains natural Theophylline a drug used to treat lung conditions and Xanthine a compound used for the metabolic breakdown of nucleic acids.
Sounds scientific, what’s this got to do with Espresso making you poop?
In short Theophylline and Xanthine cause Peristalsis gut contractions which moves food along the digestive tract.
Espresso, other forms of Coffee or any drink containing caffeine will stimulate bowel movements although researchers claim that Coffee is the most stimulating of all caffeine drinks and the more caffeine a cup of Coffee contains the more stimulating it will likely be to your bowel movements.
Everybody’s metabolism is different, and everyone will metabolise a cup of Espresso differently so will likely feel the bowel movements at different speeds and varying intensities.
Espresso will always help move things along and sometimes will make you poop.
Is this a bad thing? should you stop drinking Espresso?
Not at all, it’s healthy to be regular, and Espresso is one the most enjoyable of mild natural laxatives.