Is coffee brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans. Espresso is generally thicker than coffee brewed by other methods, has a higher concentration of suspended and dissolved solids, and has crema on top (a foam with a creamy consistency). As a result of the pressurized brewing, the flavors and chemicals in a typical cup of espresso are very concentrated. Espresso is the base for other drinks, such as a latte, cappuccino, macchiato, mocha, or Americano. Espresso has more caffeine per unit volume than most coffee beverages, but because the usual serving size is much smaller, the total caffeine content is less.
Is a style of coffee prepared by adding hot water to espresso, giving it a similar strength to, but different flavor from, regular drip coffee. The strength of an Americano varies with the number of shots of espresso and the amount of water added. In the United States, "Americano" is used broadly to mean combing hot water and espresso in either order, but in a narrower definition it refers to adding water to espresso, while adding espresso to a smaller volume of water is instead referred to as a long black.
Is an espresso coffee drink with a small amount of foamed milk. In Italian, macchiato means "stained" or "sp0tted", the espresso is stained with foam.
Is an Italian coffee drink which is traditionally prepared with espresso, hot milk, and steamed-milk foam.
Is a coffee drink made with espresso and steamed milk, usually prepared as 1 part espresso to 2 parts steamed milk.
Is an espresso cut with a small amount of warm milk. The perfect afternoon drink, or for that coffee drinker who wants something strong, but needs a little milk to soften the espresso as it goes down. This drink is in between a macchiato and a latte.
Like a latte, it is based on espresso and steamed milk, but with added chocolate, typically in the form of sweet cocoa powder or the use of chocolate syrup. Mochas can contain dark or milk chocolate and are served with or without whipped cream. A variant is white mocha, made with white chocolate instead of milk or dark. There are also variants of the drink that mix the two syrups; this mixture is referred to by several names, including black and white, tan mocha, marble mocha, tuxedo mocha and zebra.
An espresso drink using steamed half and half instead of milk. Essentially an American variant of a Latte. Very rich and very difficult to foam.
Italian Soda and Cremosa
Despite the name, Italian Soda originated in the USA. An Italian Soda is a soft drink made from carbonated water and simple syrup, usually flavored. Flavors can be fruit (e.g. cherry, blueberry) or modeled after the flavors of desserts, spices, or other beverages (e.g. amaretto, chai, chocolate). Some add cream to the recipe as well. This variation is called a French Soda or cremosa in certain regions and Italian Soda refers to the non-cream beverage.
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