The Americano is one of the simpler coffee drinks to make, only requiring espresso and hot water. The most difficult part of this drink is being able to make the espresso itself. As long as you have the ability to do that, it’s very simple.
The ristretto is a version of the classic espresso that is brewed using less water with the same amount of ground coffee. This creates a richer, more concentrated, intense coffee than a traditional espresso.
Pour over coffee is a manual brewing method that involves pouring hot water over coffee grounds in a filter. The water slowly drains through the coffee grounds, extracting flavors and aromas, and drips into a carafe or mug below.
Each and every element, from the beans you choose, their freshness the espresso machine you’re using, how you grind the coffee, the temperature of the water, and 100 other tiny details make each espresso unique. You could brew the same coffee 10 times, and depending on your methods and consistency, it could end up with 10 drastically different flavors.
The cortadito is a traditional Cuban coffee drink made with espresso and steamed milk. The name "cortadito" literally means "little cut," referring to the fact that it is a small, strong coffee that is often served in a demitasse cup.
The espresso tonic is a simple but genius beverage that highlights and elevates the things we love most about specialty coffees. It’s sweet, it’s fruity, it’s floral, and it tastes unlike anything else you can order in a specialty cafe.
Making a breve latte is incredibly simple. All you need is a shot of espresso and some steamed milk. You can add other ingredients, which we’ll talk about a little later, but those two things will get you well on your way.
A mocha is typically made with espresso, chocolate syrup or cocoa powder, and steamed milk, which creates a creamy and decadent flavor