Coffee has been a favorite drink for Many years, so I decided to learn a bit more about it.
Coffee is a drink made by adding water to the roasted beans of the coffee plant.
A great page is available with more detail on how the coffee is grown and gets processed
Dont get confused - coffee and caffeine are not the same thing!
Caffeine is an alkaloid. It is found in over 60 plants, such as cola nuts, coffee, tea, and cacao beans. Caffeine plays virtually no role in the flavor of your coffee, just in the effect you get. Caffeine is a white powder which dissolves easily in water and has a slightly bitter taste. Much of the caffeine that is removed from coffee is sold to pharmaceutical and soft drink companies. For coffee to be called "decaffeinated," it must have at least 97% of its caffeine removed.
WiRed JavA fAnAtiC
a single shot
(approximately 1-1/2 ounces of espresso). The Italian
tradition is to drink it in a single gulp to enjoy the
a double shot of espresso.
a basic espresso with a
dollop of whipped cream.
a single serving of
espresso topped with a dollop of frothed milk.
an espresso that has been
frozen and crushed. It is served in a cup with a spoon.
a cooled single shot of
espresso that is sweetened to taste.
consists of 1/3 espresso,
1/3 steamed milk and 1/3 frothed milk. Powdered cocoa or
cinnamon may be sprinkled on top as a garnish (optional).
1 ounce of liquor (Grand
Marnier Amaretto) added to basic cappuccino. Topped with
(Italian for "why bother")
with non-fat milk.
CAFE AU LAIT
traditionally served in a
bowl that you lift with both hands, it is made with
strong brewed coffee and milk heated on stove rather than
steamed under the nozzle of an espresso machine.
usually served in a tall
glass, it is 1/3 espresso to 2/3 steamed milk with no
foam. Lattes are frequently flavoured with Italian syrups
such as Hazelnut and Almond.
a single shot of espresso
mixed to taste with a chocolate syrup or powder and 5oz
of steamed milk. Topped with whipped cream, if desired.
a single espresso with
sugar and ice, blended at very high speed and topped with
© october 2001.
Last Updated 26th September 2017.