Coffee Drink Basics

Written by Gary Gresham

When you enter a coffee house, you have a multitude of drink choices like latté, cappuccino, straight shot and caffé mocha just to name a few.

Sometimes knowing what to order can be overwhelming unless you know what you are getting. After all, who wants to pay an outrageous amount of money for a mystery drink that you may not even like?

So Perfect Coffees.Com has come torepparttar rescue, and after you read this, you'll have a basic understanding of howrepparttar 125404 most popular coffee drinks are made and what they are made of.

Most coffee drinks start with espresso and espresso is just coffee that is brewed a certain way. It is finely ground to almost a powder then very hot water is forced throughrepparttar 125405 grounds under intense pressure.

The brewing process is timed so thatrepparttar 125406 flavorful and aromatic oils are extracted fromrepparttar 125407 coffee and notrepparttar 125408 bitter components. This produces a strong flavored, but not bitter, concentrated shot of coffee.

Straight Shot The straight shot refers to espresso coffee andrepparttar 125409 secret to good espresso isrepparttar 125410 extraction time, volume, and golden crema which is a thick light brown layer of frothed coffee oils that float on top of a properly extracted espresso.

The short shot or ristretto is extracted to a volume of three-quarters of an ounce. The shorter restricted pour magnifiesrepparttar 125411 essence ofrepparttar 125412 coffee andrepparttar 125413 chance of any bitter elements being extracted is minimized. If you have ever ordered an espresso shot in Europe they usually serverepparttar 125414 ristretto.

The long shot or lungo is extracted to a volume of one and one-half ounces.

The double shot is a 2 ounce shot using twice as much coffee inrepparttar 125415 portafilter.

The correct way to serve a straight shot is to extract it directly into a warmed demitasse cup. The warm demitasse cup will keeprepparttar 125416 straight shot warm and prolongrepparttar 125417 crema. A straight shot is best enjoyed immediately after brewing.

It is rare to see people drinking straight shots of espresso inrepparttar 125418 US. Most people here drink variations using steamed milk mixed withrepparttar 125419 shots to makerepparttar 125420 different coffee drinks listed here.

Espresso Macchiato The Espresso Macchiato starts with a shot of espresso and then a small amount of foamed milk is spooned overrepparttar 125421 shot. Macchiato in Italian means "marked," asrepparttar 125422 espresso is marked with foam.

Espresso Con Panna This is an Espresso Macchiato using whipped cream in place ofrepparttar 125423 foamed milk. The drink gets its name Con Panna which means "with cream."

Her Silence

Written by Vinay Ghimiray

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