25 June 2008

Short Black
Short Black
: this is the standard espresso, 20-25ml of intense, dark coffee capped by a honey-brown layer of crema or coffee cream; it should be rich & full-bodied, not thin or watery [see pic at left].



Corretto

Corretto
: Espresso with a dash of an alcoholic beverage, usually grappa or brandy. "Corretto" is also the common Italian word for "spiked (with liquor)".


Cortado

Cortado
: Espresso with a small amount of warm milk.





Cubano :
Sugar is added to the collection container before brewing for a sweet flavor, different than that if the sugar is added after brewing.. Sometimes called "Cafe tinto" or “Cafecito”.

Doppio

Doppio
(Double Espresso) : Two shots of espresso extracted to the same length as an espresso (ie around 50-55 mls). This is rocket fuel.


Espresso con Panna

Espresso con Panna
: Espresso with a dollop of whipped cream on top.


Flat White


Flat White
: espresso with hot milk, no froth, very popular in both Australia and New Zealand.




Latte
Latte
: Essentially, a single shot of espresso in steamed milk. The ratio of milk to coffee should be about 3:1, served with either a thin layer of foam or none at all, depending on the shop or customer's. preference. Latte in Italian means ‘milk’.


Cafe au Lait

Cafe au Lait
: This traditional French drink Similar to Caffe Latte, except that an au lait is made with brewed coffee instead of espresso. Additionally, the ratio of milk to coffee is 1:1, making for a much less intense taste.


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