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What is Cold Brew?2021-04-12T12:33:29-07:00

Cold brew coffee is made chilled, never heated, and with a higher coffee to water ratio than regular drip coffee. It’s made by creating a concentrate, which is then mixed with fresh water when it’s time to serve. Cold brew is the least acidic form of coffee making it much easier on sensitive drinkers.

What is a Macchiato?2021-04-12T12:33:29-07:00

Caffè macchiato, sometimes called espresso macchiato, is an espresso coffee drink with a small amount of foamed milk. In Italian, macchiato means “stained” or “spotted” so the literal translation of caffè macchiato is “stained” or “marked coffee.” Macchiato can be made the traditional way or the mainstream way with syrups and sauces.

What Is A Mocha?2021-04-12T12:33:29-07:00

A caffè mocha is a chocolate-flavored variant of a caffè latte. Other commonly used spellings are and mochachino. The name is derived from the city of Mocha, Yemen, which was one of the centers of early coffee trade. A mocha is made with espresso, steamed milk, and chocolate sauce.

What is a Ristretto?2021-04-12T12:34:03-07:00

Ristretto is a “short shot” of a more highly concentrated espresso coffee. It is made with the same amount of ground coffee, but extracted with a finer grind using half as much water. A normal short shot might look like a Ristretto, but in reality, would only be a weaker, more diluted, shot

What Is An Espresso?2021-04-12T12:34:03-07:00

Espresso is a coffee-brewing method of Italian origin, in which a small amount of nearly boiling water is forced under 9–10 bars of atmospheric pressure through finely-ground coffee beans. Espresso coffee can be made with a wide variety of coffee beans and roast degrees and should be pulled at a time between 20-25 seconds.

What Is An Americano?2021-04-12T12:34:04-07:00

Caffè Americano is a type of coffee drink prepared by diluting an espresso with hot water, giving it a similar strength to, but different flavor from, traditionally brewed coffee. The strength of an Americano varies with the number of shots of espresso and the amount of water added.

What Is A Cortado?2021-03-12T17:38:42-08:00
What Is A Latte?2021-03-12T17:38:42-08:00

A latte is a coffee drink made with espresso and steamed milk. The word comes from the Italian caffe e latte, caffelatte which means “coffee and milk”. A modern latte can simply be milk and espresso but can also have specialty syrups or even alternative milks to fit the customers preference.

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