There is nothing quite like waking up to your favourite cup of steaming espresso. Most people would agree that the lingering aroma of premium quality coffee gives you that final push to engage the day. Whether you are more of a creamy café latte fan or you prefer a foam-filled cappuccino, we have gathered all the facts on how to make these delicious drinks.
Before we dive into the vast knowledge of what makes our favourite speciality coffees so scrumptious we must first consider the foundational source to all of these drinks, espresso itself! Espresso is known as a high concentration of black coffee made by forcing pressurized steam through finely ground coffee beans. Served by itself, espresso does not contain any milk and is one of the most potent energizers. If you are pressed for time and don’t mind getting down to business when you need a pick me up… then this small coffee shot is for you.
A Café Latte is made with one part espresso and three parts steamed milk. This drink is usually topped off with frothed milk. It is the perfect choice when it comes to those long nights chatting for hours with your best friend. A café latte is also a perfect candidate for some extra cinnamon spice if you want to take this warm beverage to the next level.
Cappuccino consists of steamed milk, espresso and foamed milk all in three equal parts. This creamy coffee was invented in Italy and pairs perfectly with different coffee syrups.
The Macchiato has a stronger taste than most people realize because it is made by combining a whole cup of espresso with a tiny bit of steamed milk in a 4:1 ratio. This is the perfect beverage if you enjoy strong coffee but prefer a creamy finish.
An Americano is a favourite among black coffee lovers because it is made by combining a single shot of espresso with a cup of hot water. Although this drink is not as strong in taste as the macchiato it will certainly get the job done. Our last two speciality coffees are for the coffee lovers with a bit of a sweet tooth.
The Café Mocha is a fan favourite among chocoholics. It consists of one part chocolate syrup or powder combined with two thirds steamed milk and one part espresso. If you want a summery caffeine fix then the should be on the top of your list. This drink is of Greek decent and made by combining espresso with milk, sugar and a Frappe variation of optional flavours.
Speciality coffees come in a whole range of flavours, sizes and mixtures. If you have always wanted to make your own blends then now is the time to get brewing. If you prefer letting your coffee machine do all of the hard work then check out our coffee capsules for a full range variety of coffee goodness.