Coffee Know How

Coffee Types

Espresso has no milk, just pure coffee. Most traditional coffee recipes revolve around a single or double espresso shots. If you are a coffee connoisseur then you should try and learn how to make one. It is generally made from a single 1 oz shot of coffee made with 7 Gms of finely ground coffee extracted at between 18 and 25 seconds. There are many recopies and this is small selection to choose from –

Similar to a café au lait, lattés are made with a shot (or three) of espresso poured into the bottom of a mug and topped with steamed milk and a thin layer of foam. Some people prefer to add the espresso last so it that sinks through the milk and foam instead, but the idea is the same.

Single or double-shot of espresso, part steamed milk, part frothed milk and cinnamon or cocoa to top it off – slightly stronger than a latte, it is the morning beverage of choice of many Italians, but north-american will drink it up any time of day!

With 60 ml of espresso, 60 ml of chocolate and 30 ml of steamed milk, a mocha is a the right choice if you want something sweet.

Single or double-shot of espresso combined with hot water – you’ll get the rich and nutty flavour of espresso but with a lot less intensity, and more to enjoy!

Espresso Macchiato
A shot of espresso stained with a dollop of frothed milk! Also called ‘Cortado’ in Spain and Portugal, this is a quick and smooth sip of heaven.

Latte Macchiato
A glass of steamed milk spotted with a shot of espresso – after all, macchiato means ‘stained’!

Café au Lait
Half brewed coffee and half warm milk. – typically served in a bowl, à la Française, it’s the ideal companion to your morning croissant.

Red Eye Coffee
A red eye is a fortified coffee drink in which espresso is combined with normal drip coffee. It is known by various names, some of which refer to different variants.

Coffee Features

Bean quality
When assessing a coffee, you need to check its appearance, aroma and of course its taste. Prior to grinding and brewing the beans are graded according to shape, size and colour. The aroma can be spicy, earthy and nutty – but it should always be fresh and flavoursome.

Coffee blend
Select the coffee bean/blend based on the drink you want to prepare. Take note of the differences between Espresso roast, Café Crème roast and ground coffee for filter coffee.

Coffee should preferably be stored in a cool, dark and dry place. Providing the packaging and the bean container are kept tightly sealed, coffee will retain all of its aroma. Coffee beans should be handled at room temperature.

The perfect Espresso has a dense, slightly marbled foam that is hazelnut to golden-brown in colour.

The colour of the crema tells its own story:
If the crema is too light: the beans are either too old, too coarsely ground or the brewing temperature is too low.
If the crema is too dark: the beans are too finely ground, the roast is too strong or the brewing temperature is too high.
No crema/no foam may be due to insufficient pressure or result from a too hard water quality.

The taste of coffee derives from the seeds of the coffee cherry.




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