August 23, 2012

Coffee, please...

Something to enjoy anytime of the day mostly every morning to jump-start our daily routines. Our moods are sometimes affected by the amount we take. Considered as the third largest exported commodity in the world, Coffee continues to capture the hearts of those that in need of a sip. Here are some of our favorite coffee beverages we love:

Caffè Americano - Caffè Americano or simply Americano is a style of coffee prepared by adding hot water to espresso, giving a similar strength to but different flavor from regular drip coffee. The strength of an Americano varies with the number of shots of espresso added.

Caffè Americano

Breve – a coffee made with steamed half & half cream


Iced coffee - Iced coffee is a cold variant of the normally hot beverage coffee.

Iced coffee

Café au lait - the name most often used in coffee shops. It is a coffee beverage consisting strong or bold coffee (sometimes espresso) mixed with scalded milk in approximately a 1:1 ratio. Wikipedia further says that a café au lait is a French coffee drink. In Europe, "café au lait" stems from the same continental tradition as "caffè Latte" in Italy, "café con leche" in Spain, "kawa biała" ("white coffee") in Poland, "Milchkaffee" in Germany, "Grosser Brauner" in Austria, "koffie verkeerd" in Netherlands, and "café com leite" in Portugal, simply "coffee with milk". In northern Europe, café au lait is called Café Bombón.

Café au lait

Espresso Romano - An Espresso Romano is a shot of espresso with a small rind of lemon and sugar added to it.

Espresso Romano

Black Eye - A Black Eye is dripped coffee with a double shot of espresso. It has a strong taste.

Black Eye

Frappuccino - Frappuccino is the name and registered trademark of a Starbucks blended ice beverage and a bottled coffee beverage. Common Flavors are Coffee, Espresso, Caramel, Mocha Coconut, Mocha, White Chocolate, Java Chip, Caffe Vanilla, Peppermint Mocha, Mint Mocha Chip, Strawberries & Crème, Green Tea.


Cafe mocha - A café mocha is a variant of a caffè latte. Like a latte, it is typically one third espresso and two thirds steamed milk, but a portion of chocolate is added, typically in the form of a chocolate syrup, although other vending systems use instant chocolate powder. Mochas can contain dark or milk chocolate. The term moccaccino is used in some regions of Europe and the Middle East to describe caffè latte with cocoa or chocolate. In the U.S. it usually refers to a cappuccino made with chocolate. 'Mochachinno' is usually mentioned at Starbucks.

Cafe mocha

Cappuccino - Cappuccino is a coffee-based drink prepared with espresso, hot milk, and steamed milk foam. A cappuccino differs from a caffè latte in that it is prepared with much less steamed or textured milk than the caffè latte with the total of espresso and milk/foam making up between approximately 150 ml and 180 ml (5 and 6 fluid ounces). A cappuccino is traditionally served in a porcelain cup, which has far better heat retention characteristics than glass or paper. The foam on top of the cappuccino acts as an insulator and helps retain the heat of the liquid, allowing it to stay hotter longer.


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