Coffee Terms


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Happy Tuesday everyone!  Since I am not quite awake, nor ready to take on a Tuesday, I pondered what to chat about today with you all…and since as I am writing this I am drinking another yummy husband made latte, I thought I’d divulge into a spiral of meaningless yet could be meaningful list of different coffee terms and what they mean exactly.  So let’s chat, in coffee terms…

Did I mention, I LOVE LATTE’S.  and coffee, and cappuccinos…yum to them all.

Coffee – Water brewed through coffee grounds.  But you knew that already, I’m guessing.

Okay – something harder…

Caffe Americano - Tastes similar to coffee.  Brewed espresso shots with coffee added.  The story goes that the Europeans came up with the name because Americans didn’t like the taste of espresso, so water was added to dilute the strong flavor.

Caffe Latte - One part espresso, 4 parts steamed milk.

Cappuccino - A third espresso, a third steamed milk, a third frothed milk.

Caffe Macchiato - Espresso with a dollop of steamed milk on top.

All of these can easily be created with a saucepan and hand mixer.  Just be sure not to burn the milk!

So know you know, and as Jeff always quotes, “knowing is half the battle”

Try remembering where that came from.






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