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Ever Got Confused By The Coffee Lingo?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Dialogues' started by etinder, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. etinder

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    Jul 26, 2004
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    Coffee terminology explained
    learn to speak coffee:

    A small cup of coffee brew individually by water pressure process, with a portion of grind coffee weighting between 5 to 7 grams. The amount of water brewed can vary from 1oz to 3oz. Your coarse of coffee will be grind consequently

    The standard should be 1/3 of espresso, 1/3 of steamed milk, 1/3 frothed milk.

    Add steamed milk to your espresso, there is no standard depending where are in the US, some makes a double, some a triple; factors like the quality of coffee, the degree of roasting, the extraction of the brew and other are the???? Coffee, may very between 10 and 14 grams, also known as double.

    Café Latte:
    Espresso combined with a liberal amount of foamy steamed milk.

    Café au Lait:
    French for coffee with milk – it consists of equal portions of steamed milk and fresh brewed coffee.

    An Espresso with a dollop of steamed milk foam on top.

    Con Panna:
    An Espresso with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

    An Espresso in a coffee cup filled with hot water.

    Café Mocha:
    Chocolate with Espresso and steamed milk topped with whipped cream.

    Brevé :Any milk based Espresso drink using semi-skimmed milk

    Con Panna With cream:

    Crema Dense golden brown foam found on Espresso - indication of freshness

    Demitasse: Small Espresso cup, holding 2 - 3 oz coffee

    Double :Two shots of coffee

    Double Cupping :Two takeaway cups inside each other to prevent burning hands

    Double Fun :Flavoring the coffee and the milk

    Dry :No steamed milk (just foamed milk)

    Foamless: No foamed milk

    Grande: Large size 16 oz cup

    Latte :Milk

    Lungo : Means long and refers to a long pull of Espresso

    Macchiato: Marked or spotted

    Quad :Four shots of coffee

    Short : 8 oz cup

    Skinny: Semi skimmed milk

    Tall : Tall glass or tumbler 12 oz in size

    Triple : Three shots of coffee

    Wet : Steamed milk (no foamed milk)

    Whipless : No whipped cream

    With room: Cup not completely filled, leaving room for cream

    With wings: Take away packaging with handles

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  3. Hukum Kaur

    Hukum Kaur
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    Jul 6, 2005
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    you have ten seconds from the time the shot is pulled to ad milk or sugar to save it from going stale. I like 'em scalding hot and flat,
  4. dalsingh

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    Jun 13, 2006
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    I prefer a good cup of cha myself...lol
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