Is there anybody who does not love the aroma of freshly
brewed coffee? For those who are not yet into drinking coffee, there are so
many reasons for you to grab a cup. Personally, I love coffee for it relaxes me
and boosts my energy. For this reason, about a year ago I discovered and
purchased an espresso machine from a local appliances depot. Over the period I
have been using this machine, I tried
brewing some delicious flavors and so far, here’s the list of my favorite
drinks to make with espresso makers.
Of course, it has to be number 1 on the list, espressos like
Solo ( single shot), Doppio (double or two shots), Espresso macchiato (espresso
shots with dollop foam ) and the Espresso con Panna( espresso shots topped with whipped cream).
Lungo is the less concentrated with three times the size of single or double
espresso for the same amount of finely ground coffee. You should take in mind
that the shots refer to the concentration of the espresso, for example, a
single shot means brewing 7 grams of ground coffee to produce 1 ounce of
Next is Americano, a doubled amount of hot water is added to the espresso. And long black has the
same amount of brewed coffee and hot water as Americano but the process is
Fortunately, my espresso maker comes with a milk foamer so I
can also prepare milk-based espresso like the latte with 1 part espresso,3 parts of steamed milk and topped
with small amount of foamed milk. Cappuccino contains an equal amount of
steamed milk, espresso, and foamed milk. Macchiato, however, is a double
espresso with the dot of foamed milk on top while the latte macchiato has 3
parts of foamed milk and 1 part espresso that gives it a three layer look.
Lastly, the Mocha, it has 2 parts espresso, 2 parts chocolate sauce and topped
with steamed milk. Remember that “dry” refers to more foam than
standard, and “wet” for more milk than the standard.
There you have it. Sip a cup of coffee and enjoy espresso