Coffee, known for its rich flavor, is a brewed drink made from roasted coffee beans. Believed to have originated from Ethiopia. The earliest knowledge of coffee drinking assumed to be the early 15th century in Yemen. Research shows that over 2.25 billion cups consumed worldwide every single day. This only shows the admiration and the love of different coffee drinks and flavors.
Types of coffee drinks and their taste
Coffee drinks came in different flavors and taste each with a distinct place of origin. There are two main varieties of coffee. Arabica and Robusta, Arabica is the most expensive one. It has a soft taste and a higher level of caffeine. Robusta is harsher and used.
This is because they do not need a higher elevation to grow. Espresso, this made from eighteen grams of coffee. Hot water passed through it for about twenty to thirty seconds. The cappuccino machine used in making espresso. Steamed milk is the main ingredient
A cappuccino has a high amount of milk foam and loved for its taste. It has a creamier taste and chocolate powder added to increase its taste. The caffeine content is higher than that of a latte. Made from a double shot of espresso and milk which steamed and foamed.
It has a high amount of milk than a cappuccino. Its main ingredients steamed milk, espresso and then milk froth. Its taste is less strong due to the high content of milk. To make latte more interesting, vanilla and chocolate flavors added. It has a lower caffeine content this makes it
Sweeter and thus doubted if it is coffee. Made from a single shot of espresso then steamed milk added. To make it interesting flavors added and then topped with a centimeter of milk-foam.
This is the most preferred and loved coffee drink for breakfast. They are bitter and strong; this is because no sugar or any flavoring content added to it. An Americano is not creamy and lacks milky texture thus this makes them rich and aromatic. It has a high amount of caffeine content. Made from a shot of espresso and then water added to dilute it.
It is almost the same as an espresso but the main difference is that it contains foam and steamed milk. This makes it less bitter than an espresso. There are two types, short and long macchiato. The main difference between the two is that a long macchiato has a strong taste and bitterness. Long macchiato has high caffeine content. Made from, double shots of espresso and then steamed milk and foam added. Short macchiato made from a single shot of espresso and then milk and foam added
This loved by many due to it having a chocolate taste. They served hot. They lack the bitterness that espressos usually have. It has more milk and chocolate powder. The caffeine content is the same as that of a cappuccino. Made from a one-shot of espresso, milk foam, chocolate powder, and steamed milk.
6. Piccolo Latte
Piccolo lattes are creamy with a bitter taste. They served in espresso cups. Milk added to piccolo latte makes it less harsh than that of an espresso. They have high caffeine content. Made from one short of espresso and then steamed milk added. It then topped with the milk foam.
It is sweet due to the vanilla ice-cream that makes it creamy and loved by many people. It is usually served either hot or cold. It has no bitter taste due to the vanilla ice cream. Affogato does not have caffeine content. It made from one shot of espresso and a single scoop of the vanilla ice-cream.
8. Flat white
Flat white is consumed in the New Zealand regions for breakfast. It has almost the same taste cappuccino but it does not have the chocolate flavor. Its caffeine content is also the same as that of a cappuccino. Made from one shot of espresso and then steamed milk added.
9. Vacuum coffee
This type of coffee is has been made over the centuries by the vacuum coffee pot. It has two main parts, the upper and the lower vessels. Water boiled in the lower vessel while the grounds put in the upper vessel. The vacuum from the heat is pushed and thus brews the coffee.
10. Immersion coffee
This coffee made when grounds are dipped in boiling water letting them steep for a while. This makes its taste to be enriched thus loved.
11. Instant coffee
This is the simplest type of coffee to make. The desired amount of hot water is poured over the coffee crystals and then it is stirred until it dissolves. It has a longer shelf life than most types of coffee and thus purchased more in Britain.
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The main differences in coffee drinks
Latte vs. Macchiato
The macchiato type of coffee has a strong and harsh taste. This is because Macchiato made from espresso shots and milk foam which are then diluted.
Cappuccino vs. macchiato
The difference between the two is the content of milk foam present in them. Macchiato has almost three-quarters of it as milk foam. In cappuccino, the milk foam topped on it.
Latte vs. Piccolo latte
Piccolo latte is not flavored thus lacks flavors. Piccolo lattes are usually served in the espresso cups and they are smaller than a latte.
Latte vs. Mocha
Latte is not flavored white mocha flavored with chocolate powder. This makes Mochas sweeter and thus loved by many people.
Cappuccino vs. Flat White
Cappuccino made from milk foam and chocolate topping. This makes them flavored rather than flat whites.
Different types of coffee cups.
Many people have different mugs and cups that they use to drink their coffee. But the main question is, is that the right cup or mug? Most people have not explored the different options that they have. The advantages of using specific cups for a specific type of coffee. Here are the best options to use.
Ceramic coffee mugs
Ceramic coffee mugs considered the best option. This is because they are durable, have printed designs and last for a long time. They are also best when using the microwave and the dishwasher. It is also a good insulator; hence heat distributed throughout the coffee in the mug. The main problem with ceramic is that it stains and they are usually heavy.
Glass coffee mugs
The fact that one can see the different layers of coffee as he drinks it makes glass mugs preferred by many. Glasses do not stain hence this makes them last longer. The main problem with glass is that they are fragile and do not insulate a person’s drinks very well. Hence it is advisable to use tempered glass that withstands heat changes. Durable borosilicate glass is also advised.
Stainless steel mugs
Stainless steel mugs preferred by traveling people. They keep the coffee hot for a very long time. They are very expensive to get. They have lids and handles thus easy to carry along.
These coffee mugs are affordable because they are cheap and used by many people. Made by people hence man-made. They are very light and not easy to break, hence this makes them used in the dishwasher with no worries.
Stoneware coffee mugs
Even though stoneware coffee mugs are pretty heavy, they used by many people. They are good insulators thus heat disturbed to the coffee preventing it to get cold. They are also durable hence carried around. Washed in a dishwasher without worries. They also came in a wide range of designs as they are handmade.
Most people traveling like take coffee on their journey. This makes them look for mugs designed to travel. Most travel mugs made of stainless steel or ceramics. These mugs came with handles and lids. One advised looking for a lid that is tight-fitting and is easy to wash.
People love comfort and luxury in their own free time. Classic mugs used to take coffee in homes, offices or shops. This is because they made of ceramic or glass.
Most tumblers shaped like coffee mugs. They have all the qualities that one requires during traveling and comfort. This is because they have travel lids and are wider. Tumblers came in
Many sizes and can hold large amounts of coffee. They are good insulators hence prevent the coffee from getting cold thus warm.
Demitasse or espresso cups
They are tiny mugs that carry up to about three ounces of coffee. Used to drink shots of espresso but they canât fit in most coffee cups. They made of ceramic and they usually came in a set.
China coffee cups
Chinese coffee cups are more beautiful but not that durable. They are of small sizes hence few people tending to like them.
How to make coffee
Step 1: Getting the beans
It is easy to get the pre-roasted beans from different places. The supermarkets, coffee shops, or Starbucks. To choose the coffee that one wants, reading the packet helps one decide if it is a rich aroma or subtle blend. Flavor induced beans are always much more expensive. Hence people consider infusing the flavors at the homes.
Step 2: Grinding them up
Coffee making is done in three different ways which include grinding them up. Fine grounds are always the better ones; this done using the coarser grind or a fancy coffee machine. Most people who don’t have grinders often tend to use blenders to do the job.
Step 3: Making: the French press
A small amount of water added at the bottom of the cafeteria is to warm the glass. It is the swilled out then the grounds put inside using a little spoon. This spoon gives one the correct amount of coffee per cup. Boiling water is then added to the level that the mesh circle will sit at. The coffee is then left for about six to eight minutes to brew. Then a plunger is a slide through from the top down to avoid making a gritty coffee.
Step 4: Making: coffee espresso machine
The espresso machine left for some minutes to heat the water. Most espresso machines have a nozzle attachment that has a handle. The coffee loaded in and then tamped down. When it locked and the temperature gauge hits one hundred degrees Celsius then it is ready to go. The cup is then put under the nozzle and the switch flipped to get the coffee.
Step 5: A drip machine
These machines are the most used to make coffee in offices and homes all across the United States. Most of them have cleanable metal filters. The coffee grounds put in the filters then the machine turned on. Hot water is then put through the coffee as it heated. Then the coffee is ready to enjoy once it fills up the cup.
Step 6: The Explodinator
These machines make a cup of extra strong coffee. Water put at the bottom part and then the coffee packed in the middle. The machine is then stacked on the stove making sure it does not explode. The water is then heated until it expands; this makes it forced through the coffee.
Step 7: Instant
This seems to be the most complicated way to make coffee but it is simple. The kettle heated and then one or two teaspoons added to make a strong coffee. Milk is then added to the taste and then stirred up with the granules. Boiling water is finally added, sugar is also added to make it sweet.
Step 8: Drip
Drip coffee is the simplest way to make coffee. One only needs a filter, coffee grounds, and hot water. The hot water runs through the coffee and the filters. It infuses on the way leaving the grounds on the filter.
Step 9: Jittery Much?
Here one requires a two cup cafetiere with also an eight-cup cafetiere. Then also one needs an espresso machine, a stove cafetiere, a mug and then a one percolated cup. This method makes coffee with high caffeine content. Hence not advisable for one’s