25 June 2008

Caffè Macchiato

Caffè Macchiato
: The Macchiato is an Espresso with a small cap of milk foam on top. Brew the Espresso long so the taste is smooth and not to strong.



Latte Macchiato

Latte Macchiato
: Essentially an inverted cafè latte, with the espresso poured on top of the milk. Macchiato in italian means ‘stained’, it becomes espresso stained by milk.


Caramel Macchiato

Caramel Macchiato
: consisting of vanilla-flavored milk with espresso and caramel drizzled over the top. This highly addictive drink needs nothing else to make it a heavenly java experience.



Iced Coffee
Iced Coffee
: It is usually chilled drip coffee serve over ice, with sugar syrup on the side, and sometimes milk so the customer can sweeten the drink to their own taste. In Italy, the Iced Coffee (Caffe Freddo) is pre-sweetened and served ice-cold, but never with ice. In the United States, instead, Iced Coffee is brewed on the spot and poured over ice.

Lungo

Lungo
: A 'long pull' espresso. It is an espresso diluted by allowing a longer extraction , The Brewing water is 180-220ml/Cup and coffee about 7-9 g., yielding a weaker taste. Also known as an allongé in French.

Ristretto

Ristretto
: A 'short pull' (stronger) espresso, .with less water, yielding a stronger taste. The Brewing water is 30-50ml/Cup and coffee about 7-9 g. Also known as Espresso Corto, Café serré or Café court in French.


Mocha


Mocha
: Cappuccino or Latte with chocolate syrup added to the mix.




Romano : Espresso with a slice of lemon on the side.

GranitaGranita : Frozen espresso, crushed and served in a parfait glass topped with whipped cream. American versions combine espresso, milk & sugar and then freeze the mixture in special dispensing machines. This is also know as a Granita Latte.
In Italy, coffee granita is served in tall glasses filled halfway with granita and topped with whipped cream. Granitas are as cool and delicious as ice cream, but they're much light, more refreshing, and a lot easier to make.

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