Espresso is not a type of coffee bean. Espresso is a coffee-brewing method that produces a syrupy, strong tasting liquid that is a “base” for a variety of popular coffee drinks made with milk.
Caffe latte is typically prepared with a “shot” (30mL, or “double shot” 60mL) of espresso in the bottom of a cup and steamed milk is added, and served with a thin layer of foamed milk on top.
Latte Macchiato is the reverse. A half-shot of espresso is slowly poured through the foamed milk into the steamed milk in the cup.Is this new to you? Catch up here
Cappuccino is a drink that is made with an espresso machine. In a typical 8 ounce cup, espresso is placed in the bottom third of the cup, steamed milk is added and foamed milk is added to the top third. A garnish such as cinnamon, shaved chocolate or whipped cream is added.
Caffe Mocha is a “caffe latte” in that espresso occupies about a third of the cup, followed by two-thirds steamed and foamed milk. Finely ground cocoa powder or chocolate syrup is added to provide a hint of chocolate flavor and topped with whipped cream.
Sampling espresso-based drinks can be a satisfying and pleasurable experience.