Step into a coffee house and look at the menu board, then feel dizzy quickly? What’s all this material and why do I want to do something that I’m not sure how to say? Well, I started asking and researching the world of coffee after dumping several into the trash bin and wishing I had not gone there. It uses to be so simple and in the first menu offering, you can get lost. But here’s a condensed plain English rundown on the best specialty coffees I’ve been researching. Learn more by visiting Chicago Gelato Association.
Espresso: Dense, smooth, strong coffee not for the heart’s soft. Espresso is a tonne (for a little cup) of fine ground coffee typically produced from dark roasted beans that had hot water Pushed through the ground puck to get this deep, condensed and extremely heavy tiny cup of coffee. Can you say my cup of coffee isn’t it? But this is your drink of preference for those who enjoy the taste with the strong jolt of caffeine, and I would encourage you to gently sip it and savour it over time. This is also the foundation for a variety of other famous specialty beverages.
Cappuccino: Fun hearted espresso. It is rich and sweet and soft. It begins with espresso, then includes steamed milk and overlays with heated frothed milk. You can embellish or drink it straight with flavours now. I love mocha so I put a taste of chocolate. Now that is my espresso kind of stuff.
Latte: A play on cappuccino. It is espresso with steamed milk plus, if you like, more of it and less foam topped with whipped cream. When I’m in a coffee mood but not ready to get cosy, this is the drink of choice and you can also add flavour to this drink of your choosing. Latte is a great drink for sipping and running in the winter or summer at the same moment, because you can get it filled with sugar. Have you noticed that ice mixed coffee has a true coffee taste to the last drop and the caffeine is also more strong. That’s the Street term anyway. I realise I’m really loving the coffee taste in a hot latte poured over it. This is the latte who’s got my name written over it.
Frappe: With more to latte. It is an espresso served with milk and ice cream and whipped cream! Could you just claim dessert? To suffer for that. Anyone who’s a coffee drinker and likes ice cream what you’d want more? Attach your own special flavour and change that from time to time with the week’s treat if they have ice cream options. Ooh La La La! Oh my goodness I’m so excited for an ice-mixed mocha frappe!
The more cup of coffee.
Frappuccino (a licenced trademark and Starbucks product): Is coffee blended with their heavenly cream. It is very similar to the Frappe, but it seems to be sweetened flavoured milk rather than ice cream, and filled with ice to offer it that rich wonderful goodness. It is right up there with the week’s desert. I still get a double whipped cream mocha with. And if I’m shopping where there’s no Starbucks, at the local supermarket I can pick up a premixed bottle. Typically they only have one relaxed ready for me. Just how fine that is.
Well now you could be a bit better at wading through the coffee house menus woods. To have read this early in my coffee house sprint would have spared me a lot of time and wasted money. And there are many more great coffee drinks out there so I suggest you get out there and plunge in fearlessly to find your favourite drink this week at least.