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18 Ways To Drink The Most Unique Coffee In The World – Drink coffee 

18 Ways To Drink The Most Unique Coffee In The World: Vietnam’s iced milk coffee makes a strong impression on international tourists, because of its unique preparation and impressive taste, according to The Daily Meal. Ways To Drink The Most Unique Coffee: Black Tie (Thailand) This drink consists of cold black tea mixed with orange blossom juice, star anise, mashed tamarind, sugar, condensed milk, or fresh cream, plus two teaspoons of espresso-style black tea. Ways To DrinkCoffee: Iced coffee (Vietnam) Roasted and ground coffee beans are …
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Ristretto – Short Shot

Ristretto – Short Shot. The Ristretto is a “short shot” of standard espresso – it is made with the same amount of ground coffee, also in the 20 to 30 seconds period, but extracted with half water. Ristretto (meaning “shortened, narrow” in Italian), and its cousin – Lungo (“long”) is a case of more water (usually twice) than “traditional espresso.” The French call Ristretto Café Serré. [caption id="attachment_19002" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] A cup of dark Ristretto at the bottom of the image and its second half …
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Macchiato – Concoction From Espresso

Caffe Macchiato or Espresso Macchiato is an Espresso coffee with a layer of milk foam on top with a more robust flavor (coffee flavor) than many other coffee drinks. Macchiato in Italian means "dyed" or "speckled" - a trendy drink next to Cappuccino or Latte The name "Macchiato" originates from the bartenders used to distinguish it from Cappuccino or Latte. This drink is called "café pintado," which means coffee with a drop in Portugal. In some countries like Mexico, Macchiato is …
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Group Head

Group head work  Is an essential part of any espresso machine group. The GroupHead is located on the front of the device, responsible for circulating water from the boiler to the Portafilter and distributing the water into the coffee. Group Head is often referred to as “group,” “brew group,” or “brew head.” Espresso/espresso machine E61 group head How does Group Headwork? Whether a manual, semi-automatic or automatic pid espresso machine review, the seal group head work functions the same when pulling an espresso. Connected to the Portafilter (handle) is a device that has a …
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Flow Rate

Flow rate – usually refers to the time it takes for water to pass through the coffee to form the extract in the cup. Flow rate has the most impact with  Espresso or  Pour-over  (Drip) techniques, while the only brewing method that doesn't use the term Flow rate is total water immersion (mixed with a French press ). And in most techniques, the flow rate depends on the size of the ground coffee followed by the pressure. If the coffee is more acceptable, …
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Light, Cinnamon, City: Coffee Roast Level Terms

Coffee roasting will affect its taste and smell. However, there are dozens of names used to describe different types of coffee. It is easy to confuse the meaning of each. Understanding these names you will know the points about that type of coffee. It will also help you better understand the type of coffee you are drinking and learn new types of coffee. Join Helena to learn the roasting terms in the specialty coffee industry. [caption id="attachment_17707" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Light, Cinnamon, City: …
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Espresso

Espresso is essentially a concentrated coffee drink extracted by an Espresso machine under tremendous pressure, creating a layer of foam (Crema) on the surface. Espresso has a thicker consistency than coffee prepared by other methods. It has a higher concentration of suspended solids, dissolved substances, and Crema. [caption id="attachment_18977" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Italians can be considered as the first people to enjoy Espresso coffee[/caption] The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) defines Espresso coffee  as: “… A 25-35ml beverage is made from 7 to 9 grams of coffee (14 to 18 grams for Double …
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Double Shot Espresso

In Coffee Espresso, Double shot using 14g coffee and generated about 60ml Espresso. Traditionally, a single shot of Espresso uses 7g of ground coffee to extract about 25-35ml of Espresso. And so, Double-shot will be double (Single shot). The Baskets used to remove the Double image are also supposed to be twice as large, and they can hold 14 grams of coffee grounds. A double shot is also known as doppio, the Italian word for double. An espresso doppio has become the standard extraction method in many …
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Channeling

Channeling – i.e., "saving channels" or "separating channels" is something that many people in the coffee industry often refer to when talking about Espresso coffee. We try to avoid it, but it can be challenging unless you know where the culprit is coming from. So, let's take a look at what it is, why it's so bad, how to spot it, and most importantly, how to avoid it. What is channeling? In a nutshell – That's when, under the pressure of the …
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Cappuccino

Cappuccino is a traditional Italian coffee made from espresso, hot milk, and steamed milk foam. The Italian National Institute of Espresso Coffee (Istituto Nazionale Espresso Italiano) defines Cappuccino as a beverage prepared with 25 ml of espresso and 100 ml of whipped milk.   [caption id="attachment_16846" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Traditionally, Cappuccinos are not shaped (drawn) and have thick, domed foam on top of the cup.[/caption] Cappuccinos are made from espresso doppio (double) and whipped milk up to 6 fl oz (approximately 177ml) in North American coffee shops. Milk …
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Boiler

A boiler is a closed vessel in which water or other liquid is heated. The heated fluid will vaporize and exit the boiler for various application processes, including power generation, heating, cooking, cleaning, etc. [caption id="attachment_17986" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Two boilers on an Espresso[/caption] About coffee, a Boiler is often related to an Espresso machine. All espresso machines have a boiler to heat the water. Most commercial espresso machines will have a double boiler system; one boiler to heat the coffee and one to heat …
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Tamping – Manipulating coffee when making Espresso

Tamping is the act of compressing ground coffee in an espresso filter with a compressor before brewing to ensure a uniform espresso extraction because the water from the Espresso machine has tremendous pressure. If the coffee layer inside the filter funnel is unevenly distributed and tight, the water will only go through the core between the delicate coffee areas – low pressure, leaving behind "dry" areas and creating an uneven extraction. Therefore, the purpose of Tamping is to remove "paths" (also called …