How to tell the difference between all those types of coffee out there!!
If you don’t know, you’re not the only one.
Here is a brief description of some of the most popular.
Filtered Coffee : also known as drip brew, is coffee prepared by letting hot water drip into a paper or permanent filter, filled with ground coffee. As the water passes through the coffee, it absorbs all of the oils and essences of the coffee, and according to Douwe Egberts (world renowned coffee experts), filtered coffee is still the BEST way to enjoy all of what coffee has to offer.
Espresso : very strong coffee with bold aroma, obtained by forcing nearly boiling water to pass through very finely ground coffee under high pressure, creating a layer of foam, or crema.
To deserve the “Espresso” name, you must use at least 7g of roasted, ground coffee per 100 ml of water. Espressos are served in small quantity, in small, miniature cups without milk, cream or sugar. It is also the base for many other drinks (see below). –> Try our own Espresso Blend !
Cappuccino : a shot of espresso served in a bigger cup with steamed, frothy milk (1 part coffee, 1 part milk or 1 part coffee, 1 part steamed milk, 1 part foamed milk). Before serving, sprinkle with cinnamon, flavored sugar or chocolate (or all three!!).
Cappuccinos are made with milk. If you want to use fresh cream, then you are making a Viennese Coffee.
Mochaccino or Café Mocha : variations of a typically Italian drink, made of an espresso, lots of steamed milk, chocolate syrup or powdered cacao and topped with whipped cream and sprinkled chocolate. There are many different recipes out there with varying ratios of coffee/milk/chocolate, all of them delicious, for sure!!
Café au Lait : French variation, made with either strong filtered coffee or espresso (long or double), served in a big cup or bowl with steamed milk (1 part coffee, 1 part milk). Very similar to the Italian version but with a stronger coffee taste.
Café Latté or Latte : Italian variation, made with a shot of espresso and steamed milk (1 part coffee, 3 parts milk). The Latte is always made with espresso.
Needless to say that all of our coffees are perfect for preparing your favorite hot drink!!
**Did you know?
- drinking two to three cups of coffee per day contributes to your daily intake of fibers
- filtered coffee is a good source of vitamin B2 and B5
- espressos are an excellent source of magnesium, vitamin B3, copper and vitamin B2
And you, what is your favorite?