How do you like your coffee…and what are all those things they make anyway?

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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.

Cappuccino

Foamed milk and espresso (if made correctly it will weigh next to nothing).

Coffee

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.

Espressino

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

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.

Frappe

Coffee and milk blended with ice. These come in many varieties, most commonly vanilla or chocolate.

Frappucino

A frappe topped with whipped cream. These are typically sweet with a mild coffee flavor.

Latte

Steamed milk (approximately two-thirds) and espresso (approximately one-third).

Macchiato

Espresso with a small amount of steamed milk. Often flavored.

Mocha

Latte with chocolate sauce (sometimes chocolate milk is used instead).

Marocchino

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

Keurig K-Cup Home Brewer 

Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Chrome – for making coffee

Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Chrome

Update International EP-12 Stainless Steel Frothing Pitcher, 12-Ounce – for steamed milk for cappuccino and lattes

Update International EP-12 Stainless Steel Frothing Pitcher, 12-Ounce

Mr. Coffee BVMC-EL1 Cafe Latte – makes lattes in one touch

Mr. Coffee BVMC-EL1 Cafe Latte

De’Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker – makes espresso or cappuccino

De'Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker

Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker – makes hand-pressed coffee or espresso

Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

Ninja BL660 Professional Blender with Single Serve – makes iced coffee beverages

Ninja BL660 Professional Blender with Single Serve

Hamilton Beach 80365 Custom Grind Hands-Free Coffee Grinder, Platinum – for grinding your coffee beans

Hamilton Beach 80365 Custom Grind Hands-Free Coffee Grinder, Platinum

Bialetti 6800 Moka Express 6-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker – makes espresso

Bialetti 6800 Moka Express 6-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker

Nespresso Essenza C91 Manual Espresso Maker, Black – espresso machine

Nespresso Essenza C91 Manual Espresso Maker, Black

Tim Hortons Ground Coffee Can – my choice for best coffee – its all I buy!

Tim Hortons Ground Coffee Can

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