Are you new to making espresso, or do you want to brush up on your barista skills? Then learn the basics on these top 10 espresso drinks to make for yourself, your guests, or your customers!
1. Single Shot of Espresso
A single shot of espresso is 1 ounce. You will need approximately 8 grams of freshly ground, tamped coffee in your portafilter to brew for 30 seconds.
2. Double Shot of Espresso
A double shot of espresso is 2 ounces. You will need approximately 16 grams of freshly ground, tamped coffee in your portafilter to brew for 30 seconds.
A latte consists of a double shot of espresso with a large layer of steamed milk and then a small layer of milk froth. First, brew your espresso. Then, pour your steamed milk and froth into the same cup as the espresso.
A cappuccino consists of a double shot of espresso with small layer of steamed milk and then a small layer of milk froth. First, brew your espresso. Then, pour your steamed milk and froth into the same cup as the espresso.
5. Latte Macchiato
A latte macchiato is actually very similar to a cappuccino.
Only this time, the small layer of steamed milk actually goes first, followed by the espresso and milk froth.
We like to make our mochas extra chocolaty! Add in one ounce of chocolate syrup. Then, brew a single shot of espresso.
Finally, steam about 10 ounces of milk.
A cortado incorporates half espresso, half milk in the cup. Precisely, you would make a double shot of espresso and then froth about 2 ounces of milk.
If you are not a big fan of milk-based espresso drinks, then you you might like Americanos! Brew up a double shot of espresso. Then, pour 3-4 ounces of hot water to dilute the espresso.
9. Espresso con Panna
“Espresso con Panna” means “Espresso with Cream” in Italian. Thus, instead of frothing milk, you
would put a dollop of whipped cream on top of your shot of espresso!
Last but not least, the affogato is for the espresso enthusiast with a big sweet tooth! To make one, put a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a cup. Then, make a double shot of espresso and pour the shot into the cup with the ice cream.
Now that you know a little more about these espresso drinks, which will you try to brew up?
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