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    list and description of espresso drinks

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    Hi guys

    Ive read it before I am sure, but try as I might I cannot find it by searching.
    Can someone give me - or point me in the direction of - a list and description of all the types of espresso drinks there are out there.
    You know stuff like:
    Espresso
    Macciato
    latte
    etc etc

    It would be good for us newies to know so that we could make and/or try different drinks and also learn the lingo apart from the basic drink types.

    Ta

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    Re: list and description of espresso drinks

    Pages 27 & 28 of the Sunbeam EM6910 instruction book has something like what youre looking for.
    http://www.sunbeam.com.au/product_documents/EM6910_IB.pdf

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    Re: list and description of espresso drinks

    Ive come across a few, which may help, but may also add to the confusion - there doesnt appear to be universal agreement on precisely what all drinks consist of. The first two menus are both from Perth businesses (one uses beans roasted by the other) yet even they differ in some descriptions of the same drink.

    Five Senses (roaster):
    http://www.fivesensescoffee.com.au/p...ffee-reference

    Epic Espresso (cafe):
    http://epicespresso.com.au/about-epic/our-menu/ (pdf file)

    and another :
    http://www.espressotec.com/store/pc/ic_recipes.asp

    I remember reading another very comprehensive one somewhere else, but of course cant find it.

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    Re: list and description of espresso drinks

    FWIW, we use these at the academy- based on Prep. & Serve standards

    Coffee Descriptions and Production

    Espresso bases:
    Dose (g) Extraction (ml) Time (sec) Served in ceramic
    Espresso 7+ 25-30 25-30 Small
    Ristretto 7+ 15 18-20 Small
    Doppio ristretto 14+ 30 18-20 Small
    Doppio espresso 14+ 50-60 25-30 Large
    Lungo (long black) 14+ 60 over ½ cup water 25-30 Large


    Milky coffees
    Espresso base Cappuccino Caffe Latte Flat white Macchiato
    Espresso Regular Regular Regular Short
    Ristretto Weak Weak Weak Power order
    Doppio ristretto Strong Strong Strong Power order
    Doppio espresso Large Large Large Long (latte glass)
    Lungo (long black) Optional-Long (latte glass)

    Espresso Espresso is a coffee drink originated by the Italians as a quick pick me up for the working class people. It is finely ground coffee (either dark or light roast) that is placed under a machine which rapidly forces hot water through it at a high pressure. If done properly, this process creates an strong brew that is not bitter. It is served alone or used as a base for other drinks. The length of pour should be approx. 25-30 ml in a 25 second pour time. It should be served in a demi-tasse cup.

    Ristretto This is how the Italians love their coffee. A restricted very short (15 ml in around 18-20 sec.) shot of coffee; rich and full-bodied, served in a demi-tasse cup. The shorter the pour the stronger the flavour.

    Short Macchiato or Espresso macchiato (short) is a single serving of espresso "stained" or "marked" with a dash of cold milk and/or a dollop of dense foam. Serve in a small glass or espresso cup.

    Long Macchiato or Espresso macchiato (long) A double shot of espresso served in a latte glass or cup (on request), stained with a dash of cold milk or warm milk foam. This drink may be made over 60ml of water to produce a longer drink. Serve in a large glass.

    Espresso con panna a shot of espresso, topped off with a dollop of fresh cream.

    Corretto a shot of espresso with a dash of alcohol- typically grappa, brandy or frangelico.

    Caffé latté An espresso mixed with steamed milk (served warm-hot but not scalding- 60-65oC), to create a rich creamy coffee drink, presented with a centimetre of dense silk foam on top for presentation. You should be able to hold the glass without the use of a serviette.

    Cappuccino - a common breakfast beverage in Italy. An espresso with one third by height of cup foamed milk (approximately 2cm) and one third warm milk (60-65oC), in a cup- possibly garnished on top, with chocolate or cinnamon.

    Long black (Lungo) - either a double shot of an espresso over 1/2 cup hot clean water from boiler or when requested weak, a single shot of hot water topped with espresso and served in a cup (Americano).

    Flat white – as per latte but served in a cup. Some cafes prefer to present this drink with a smaller quantity of textured milk foam.

    Vienna coffee - a long black or doppio espresso as preferred topped with cream and served in a cup.

    Affogatto - a shot of espresso poured over a scoop of ice-cream, served in a glass/cup.

    Chris

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    Re: list and description of espresso drinks

    Thankyou all for the help, I think Ill write them up for future reference.

    Doppio = Double??

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    Re: list and description of espresso drinks

    I know this isnt one of the classics, but a hot-weather option for those who arent a fan of affogato or those desserts otherwise known as iced coffee:

    Purists iced coffee (or iced latte): shot of espresso with ice cubes and cold milk, served in a latte glass.

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    Re: list and description of espresso drinks

    My wife had Campos make her an iced long black.
    That had Will scratching his head for a minute.
    She normally does that sort of stuff to me.

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    Re: list and description of espresso drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by m@ link=1199777197/0#5 date=1199941013
    I know this isnt one of the classics, but a hot-weather option for those who arent a fan of affogato or those desserts otherwise known as iced coffee:

    Purists iced coffee (or iced latte): shot of espresso with ice cubes and cold milk, served in a latte glass.
    Peter Guiliano (Counter Culture Coffee) raves about this method (brewing directly onto ice cubes). He also reckons the lemony Yirgs work well for iced coffee.
    http://www.counterculturecoffee.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15&Itemi d=63

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    Re: list and description of espresso drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1199777197/0#6 date=1199955384
    My wife had Campos make her an iced long black.
    That had Will scratching his head for a minute.
    She normally does that sort of stuff to me.
    A mate of mine likes to ask for a double decaf skinny soy dandy latte. After a pause, he adds: ...iced.

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    Re: list and description of espresso drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by m@ link=1199777197/0#8 date=1200014114
    A mate of mine likes to ask for a double decaf skinny soy dandy latte. After a pause, he adds: ...iced.
    This is one of the many reasons I think I would struggle in a retail environment.

    When confronted with a question like:
    "Can I get a soy decaf latte?"

    I think my answer is likely to be "Probably, but not here!"

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    Re: list and description of espresso drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by fatboy link=1199777197/0#9 date=1200015724
    Quote Originally Posted by m@ link=1199777197/0#8 date=1200014114
    A mate of mine likes to ask for a double decaf skinny soy dandy latte. After a pause, he adds: ...iced.
    This is one of the many reasons I think I would struggle in a retail environment.

    When confronted with a question like:
    "Can I get a soy decaf latte?"

    I think my answer is likely to be "Probably, but not here!"
    Thats sort ofthing is easy to deal with, you just need to give directions to the nearest starbucks.

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    Re: list and description of espresso drinks

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