Thursday, July 8, 2010

Diary of a Mad Coffee Drinker

Coffee Drinks

Espresso- the base for all espresso-based drinks
A method of quickly extracting the heart of coffee flavor, under pressure, from specially roasted, finely ground Arabica beans. 1-1/2 ounces of Espresso is known as a "shot" and serves as the base of many delicious coffee drinks.

A shot of espresso; 1-1/2 to 2 oz.

Two single shots of espresso or 3 oz shot.

Caffe Ristretto
A short shot, but with the same amount of coffee as a full shot, just concentrated.

An espresso coffee drink that has been diluted with hot water to make the flavor less intense.

Espresso with equal parts steamed milk and frothed milk (foam). The frothy "cap" may be garnished with sprinkled chocolate or cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla powder or sugar crystals.

Dry Cap
The above drink with less steamed milk and extra foam.

Caffe Macchiato
Espresso marked with 1 to 2 tablespoons of foamed milk. (Macchiato means "marked" in Italian.)

Caffe con Leche
Espresso with enough steamed milk to fill an 8 ounce cup.

Caffe Latte
Espesso with steamed milk, topped with a thin layer of foamed milk.

Vanilla Latte
Same as a Latte with vanilla syrup added.

Caffe Mocha
Espresso, chocolate syrup, and steamed milk, topped with whipped cream and cocoa powder.

White Mocha
Espresso, white chocolate syrup, and steamed milk, topped with whipped cream.

Cafe au Lait
French style coffee made by simultaneously pouring coffee and boiled milk into a cup.

Double Tall Skinny
Double espresso and steamed nonfat milk.

Iced espresso
Double espresso with ice served in an 8 to 10 ounce glass.

Red Eye
Coffee with an added shot of espresso

Short Single
A single shot of espresso with the standard amount of milk (for a latte) or water (for an Americano).

Any drink made with nonfat milk instead of whole milk.

* Photo from AKL Sky Tower Coffee, Australia

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