Before Italians invented the special machine for making espresso at the end of the 19th century, there were only two methods of brewing coffee. The first one was born in Turkey (more precisely, in the Ottoman Empire) and implied bringing coffee beans to a boil. This is similar to a modern way of brewing coffee in Turkish cezve. A method of filtering coffee beans was … [Read more...] about Latte vs. Cappuccino
Everybody, even coffee-haters, know what is latte, americano or cappuccino. But even among coffee-lovers, only a few people know what a cortado really is. Although it is nothing less than one of the most common coffee drinks of our time, especially in its motherland - Spain. Cortado is a coffee brewed on the basis of two main ingredients: milk and espresso. But, despite the … [Read more...] about What Is Cortado Coffee?
Americano, cappuccino, latte, and frappe are the most popular coffee drinks in the world. All these names have one thing in common - they are made from ESPRESSO. But have you ever thought about what is espresso? Is it a coffee drink? Or maybe it is a special coffee beans blend? Or it’s a brewing method? If you're a coffee connoisseur, we’re sure you know the right answer. But … [Read more...] about What Is Espresso
Caramel macchiato, espresso macchiato, latte macchiato, caffè macchiato, bla-bla-bla macchiato… Are you still mad about all those strange coffee drink names in the nearest cafe menu and want to know exactly what does it all mean? Do you want to understand which kind of coffee you’ll get (with more milky taste or with more coffee flavor) if you order macchiato? You’re in the … [Read more...] about Macchiato: What is a Macchiato Coffee All About? Name, History, Nuances.
Kopi luwak is not only the world's most expensive coffee with the price reaching up to $3,000 per kilo but also the most controversial one as some people consider it the worst tasting coffee that gained its popularity because of the unreasonably high price and novelty. Intensive luwak coffee production has also contributed to environmental problems in South Asia caused by the … [Read more...] about Kopi Luwak Coffee