Ways to make coffee (2021)

Ways to make coffee (2021)

If you've ever been to a coffee shop or coffee shop, you know that the menu of drinks is usually overwhelming. As a coffee shop owner, there are so many types of coffee drinks that you can offer your customers that it is difficult to understand the difference between them. We explore the most popular coffee drinks and their recipes so you can familiarize yourself with them and keep up with current coffee trends.

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Comparison of coffee making styles

Not all coffee is made equal. Different brewing styles can cause changes in the taste and strength of the drink. Here are some styles of coffee making that you can incorporate into your store:

  • Drip preparation
    Ground coffee is added to a brew basket and placed in an automatic coffee machine for this style of brewing. Gravity is used to push water through the grounds, resulting in a traditional cup of coffee.
  • Pour
    This style of brewing is accomplished by slowly pouring boiling water through the coffee grounds as they sit in a filter basket. The coffee then drips into a single cup, resulting in a powerful brew.
  • Cold preparation
    For this method, coarsely ground coffee is placed in room temperature water and allowed to sit for an extended period of time. This results in a less bitter and high caffeine brew.
  • Espresso
    To achieve an espresso preparation, you will need an espresso or cappuccino machine. These machines pass pressurized hot water through a filter containing grains of finely ground coffee dark toasts. The force of the water produces a highly concentrated shot of coffee. This is the most widely used method for the base of coffee drinks.
  • Ristretto
    Made in a similar way to espresso, water is passed under pressure through the coffee grounds. However, it would use half the amount of water. The shorter brew cycle creates a more concentrated and darker espresso shot.

Different coffee drinks

Most coffee drinks comprise three common ingredients: espresso, steamed milk, and foam. Additional ingredients can be added depending on preferences unique to your customers. The following are just a few of the coffee drinks and possible cup combinations that you can consider adding to your menu. It is important to note that beverage proportions may vary from cafe to cafe.

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Shot of espresso

Espresso, also known as short black, is about 1 oz. of highly concentrated coffee. Although simple in appearance, it can be difficult to master.

Double express

A double espresso can also appear as doppio , which is the Italian word for double. This drink is very concentrated and strong.

Red eyed coffee

The purpose of the red eyes is to add a caffeine boost to your standard cup of coffee.

Black eyed coffee

The black eye is just the duplicate version of the red eye and is high in caffeine.

  • Proportion: 2 espresso shots + 6 oz. drip brewed coffee
  • Bowl: 8-10 oz. Cup of coffee
American

Americans are popular breakfast drinks and are believed to have originated during WWII. The soldiers would add water to their coffee to further extend their rations. The water dilutes the espresso while maintaining a high level of caffeine.

Long black

Long black is a coffee drink similar to Americano, but it originated in New Zealand and Australia. It generally has more cream than an American.

  • Proportion: 2 espresso shots + 3 oz. hot water
  • Bowl: 6-8 oz. Glass coffee mug
Macchiato

The word "macchiato" means mark or stain. This refers to the mark that the steamed milk leaves on the surface of the espresso when it is put into the drink. Flavoring syrups are often added to the drink according to the preferences Client.

  • Proportion: 1 shot of espresso + 1 to 2 teaspoons of steamed milk
  • Bowl: 3 oz. Glass cup for espresso
Long macchiato

Often mistaken for a standard macchiato, the long macchiato is a taller version and will generally be identifiable by its distinct layers of steamed coffee and milk.

  • Proportion: 2 shots of espresso + 2 to 4 teaspoons of steamed milk
  • Bowl: 5 oz. Rocks glass
Cortado

The cut takes the macchiato a step further by evenly balancing the espresso with warm milk to reduce acidity.

  • Proportion: 1 shot of espresso + 1 oz. warm milk + 1 cm of foam
  • Bowl: 5 oz. Rocks glass
Breve

The brief provides a decadent twist to the average espresso, adding half and half steamed to create a rich, creamy texture.

  • Proportion: 1 shot of espresso + 3 oz. half and half steamed + 1 cm of foam
  • Bowl: 5-7 oz. Low cup
Cappuccino

This creamy coffee drink is generally consumed at breakfast time in Italy and is also loved in the United States. It is generally associated with indulgence and comfort due to its thick foam layer and the additional scents that can be added to it.

  • Proportion: 1-2 shots of espresso + 2 oz. steamed milk + 2 oz. frothy milk + pinch of powdered chocolate (optional)
Flat white

A matte white also originates from New Zealand and Australia and is very similar to a cappuccino, but lacks the layer of foam and powdered chocolate. To keep the drink creamy instead of frothy, use steamed milk from the bottom of the jug instead of the top.

  • Proportion: 1 shot of espresso + 4 oz. steamed milk
  • Bowl: 6 oz. Crystal glass
Caffè latte

Latte coffees are considered an introductory coffee drink as the acidity and bitterness of the coffee are reduced by the amount of milk in the drink. Flavoring syrups are often added to latte for those who enjoy sweeter beverages.

  • Proportion: 1 shot of espresso + 8-10 oz. steamed milk + 1 cm of foam
  • Bowl: 14 oz. Mixing Glass
Mocha

Mocha is considered a hybrid of coffee and hot chocolate. Chocolate powder or syrup adds a rich, creamy flavor and cuts the acidity of the espresso.

  • Proportion: 1 shot of espresso + 1-2 oz. syrup / chocolate powder + 1-3 oz. steamed milk + 2-3 cm of foam or whipped cream
  • Bowl: 6-8 oz. Irish coffee cup
Vienna

There are a few variations on Vienna, but one of the most common is made with two ingredients: espresso and whipped cream. Whipped cream replaces milk and sugar to provide a creamy texture.

  • Proportion: 1-2 shots of espresso + 2 oz. whipped cream
  • Bowl: 4-5 oz. Espresso cup
Affogato

Affogatos are more for a dessert coffee than a drink you'd find in a cafe, but they can add a fun twist to your menu. They are made by pouring a shot of espresso over a scoop of vanilla ice cream to create a sweet after-meal dessert.

Coffee with milk

Latte coffee is typically made with French press coffee instead of a shot of espresso to bring out the different flavors of the coffee. It is then combined with scalded milk instead of steamed milk and poured in a 50/50 ratio.

  • Proportion: 5 oz. French press coffee + 5 oz. scalded milk
  • Bowl: 12 oz. Cup of coffee
Iced coffee Iced coffees become very popular in the summer in the United States. The recipes have some variations, and some locations choose to swap milk with water in the recipe. Often times, different flavoring syrups will be added based on customer preference.

  • Proportion: 2 oz. coffee or espresso drip + 4 oz. ice + 4-6 oz milk or water + flavoring syrup to taste
  • Bowl: 14 oz. Mixing Glass

Being familiar with the different types of coffee drinks allows you to serve more customers and improve your the service of coffee. Providing this information where customers can see it can help them make strategic trustworthy about your coffee order and a proper start to your day.

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Ways to prepare coffee