It can be pretty impressive hearing some of the orders rattled off the tip of the tongue in a coffee shop. I’m a regular coffee kind of girl, double cream, but I’ve been known to indulge in a caramel macchiato with extra cream from time to time. Nowadays people are starting to make these speciality coffees in their homes, and there are a lot of speciality coffee machines on the market to help us do it.
Foamed milk and espresso (if made correctly it will weigh next to nothing).
Using a drip coffee maker system, coffee grounds are placed in a paper or metal filter inside a funnel, which is set over a typically glass coffee pot.. Cold water is poured into a separate chamber, which is then heated up to the boiling point, and directed into the funnel, producing typical coffee.
Made from equal parts espresso and steamed milk, with some cocoa powder on the bottom of the cup, and on top of the drink.
Espresso machines brew coffee by forcing pressurized almost-boiling water through a puck of ground coffee and a filter, resulting in a thick, concentrated coffee called espresso.
Coffee and milk blended with ice. These come in many varieties, most commonly vanilla or chocolate.
A frappe topped with whipped cream. These are typically sweet with a mild coffee flavor.
Steamed milk (approximately two-thirds) and espresso (approximately one-third).
Espresso with a small amount of steamed milk. Often flavored.
Latte with chocolate sauce (sometimes chocolate milk is used instead).
Made from espresso, steamed milk, and a dusting of cocoa powder. Very similar to espressino.
Popular machines/equipment for making coffee beverages
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Keurig K-Cup Home Brewer: for making coffee, tea or iced beverages
Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Chrome – for making coffee
Update International EP-12 Stainless Steel Frothing Pitcher, 12-Ounce – for steamed milk for cappuccino and lattes
Mr. Coffee BVMC-EL1 Cafe Latte – makes lattes in one touch
De’Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker – makes espresso or cappuccino
Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker – makes hand-pressed coffee or espresso
Ninja BL660 Professional Blender with Single Serve – makes iced coffee beverages
Hamilton Beach 80365 Custom Grind Hands-Free Coffee Grinder, Platinum – for grinding your coffee beans
Bialetti 6800 Moka Express 6-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker – makes espresso
Nespresso Essenza C91 Manual Espresso Maker, Black – espresso machine
Tim Hortons Ground Coffee Can – my choice for best coffee – its all I buy!
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