Just a word but full of emotions. This one word is enough to draw a coffeeholic to mingle with this post. As we say COFFEE is not just a feeling it’s an emotion! Coffee has become an addiction and it plays a vital role in our day-to-day lives. People are just hung over the idea of coffee and they find themselves taking a plunge into the whole new world of this amazing feeling. But the sad part here is that they are not fully acquainted with the various varieties of coffee. Here, we would explore the different kinds of coffee that we get around the world.
Due to the extensive demand of coffee and the sharp increase in the population of coffeeholics. Coffee has attained global recognition and thus it has various names too! Have a look.
Now, let’s have a look at the variations of coffee which are found across different regions:-
- Indian Filter coffee
Indian filter coffee is a coffee drink made by mixing frothed and boiled milk with the decoction obtained by brewing finely ground coffee powder in a traditional Indian filter.
Origin: South India
Ideal Serve: Use 7-8 grams (about a tablespoon) of ground coffee for about every 100-150 ml (about 3.3-5 oz) of water. The amount of coffee can be adjusted to your taste, or to the machine manufacturer’s recommendations.
A cappuccino is an Italian coffee drink that is traditionally prepared with double espresso, hot milk, and steamed-milk foam. Variations of the drink involve the use of cream instead of milk and flavoring with cinnamon or chocolate powder.
Ideal serve: equal parts of espresso, steamed milk and foamed milk (about 60 ml each).
Espresso is coffee brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans.
Ideal serve: 60 ml of espresso in an 180 ml cup.
Caffè mocha is based on espresso and hot milk, but with added chocolate, typically in the form of sweet cocoa powder, although many varieties use chocolate syrup. Mocha can contain dark or milk chocolate.
Ideal serve: 60 ml of espresso, 60 ml of chocolate and 30 ml of steamed milk. in an 180 ml cup
Macchiato in Italian means “stained” because it consists of a little amount of foamed milk on the top. Thus, it is termed as “Stained Coffee”.
Ideal Serve: 60 ml Espresso + Foamed milk on top in an 180 ml cup.
- Cafe Au Lait
Café au lait literally means coffee with milk. It is a deep brewed coffee which uses espresso as a base with equal amounts of coffee brew and scalded milk. Scalded milk is milk that is heated to 82° C to kill off bacteria and remove many proteins.
Ideal serve: 60 ml Deep brewed coffee + 60 ml scalded milk in a 150 ml cup.
Doppio generally means double. Hence doppio consists of a double espresso.
Ideal Serve: 60 ml Espresso in a 90 ml cup.
- Café Latte
The word Latte means “milk coffee”. A café latte, or “latte” is an espresso based drink with steamed milk and micro-foam added to the coffee. This coffee is much sweeter compared to an espresso due to the steamed milk.
Ideal serve: 60 ml Espresso + 180 steamed milk in 260 ml cup.
Ristretto is traditionally a short shot of espresso coffee made with the normal amount of ground coffee but extracted with about half the amount of water. In Italian ristretto means “restricted” or “ limited”.
Ideal Serve: 60 ml Espresso in a 100 ml cup.
Caffe Americano generally means American coffee. Caffè Americano or Americano is a style of coffee prepared by brewing espresso with added hot water.
Origin: Italy or Latin America
Ideal Serve: 60 ml Espresso + 120 ml hot water in a 200 ml cup.
- Flat White
It is made the same as a cappuccino expect it does not have any foam or chocolate on top.
Ideal serve: 60 ml Espresso + 120 ml steamed milk in a 200 ml cup.
- Piccolo Latte
A piccolo latte is a café latte made in an espresso cup. This means it has a very strong but mellowed down espresso taste thanks to the steamed milk and micro foam within it.
Ideal Serve: 60 ml Espresso + 30 ml steamed milk in a 120 ml cup.
Turkish coffee generally consists of unfiltered coffee and water. Adding sugar is optional.
Ideal serve: 10 g (or 2 tsp.) ground coffee + 180 ml water + köpük (foam) (in that order) in a 200 ml cup.
Ever heard of whiskey in a coffee? Yes, it is possible! Irish coffee is a cocktail consisting of hot coffee, irish whiskey and sugar stirred and topped with whipped cream.
Origin: Castlederg, County Tyrone.
Ideal serve: 5 g (or 1 tsp.) brown sugar + 120 ml French press coffee + 60 ml Irish whiskey + 75 ml heavy cream (in that order) in a 250 ml glass.
An affogato is a simple dessert coffee that is a treat during summer and after dinner. It is made by placing one big scoop of vanilla ice cream and topped with oreo within a single or double shot of espresso.
Ideal serve: 30 – 60 ml Espresso + 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream topped by an oreo in a 100 ml cup.
Frappe is for the chilled minds who like their beverage cool and sweet. It has the least amount of coffee and is one of the fanciest drinks served all over the world.
Origin: Thessaloniki, Greece
Ideal serve: 10 g (or 2 tsp.) instant coffee + 15 ml sugar-water + 90 ml cold water with 3-5 ice cubes + 90 ml coffee foam (in that order) in a 250 ml glass.
I hope now you will be able to satisfy your cravings for coffee with more zest and zeal. Tingle your taste buds with these variations and explore your new favorite flavor!
Enjoy and keep brewing new moments of happiness!
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