Monday, September 12, 2016

Making Your Own Latte!

Latte, Cappuccino, Flat White, Milk, Tea  Most people love their coffee.  I know every time I pop into a coffee shop to pick up a tea, I end up behind a ton of people who want their double latte flavored with a shot of whatever. 

I never learned to like coffee because it doesn't like me.  Over the past 20 years, coffee has gone from a simple drink which was flavored with milk and or sugar to something fancy enough to be a dessert.

Are you the one who has every piece of equipment needed so you can make yourself a Cafe Cubano or a Bonbon?  For those who do not, have you ever wondered what makes a latte a latte?  Its made with 2 ounces of espresso with 6 ounces of steamed milk?

In case you are wondering, a Cafe Cubano is made with one ounce of espresso brewed with brown sugar while the Bonbon takes one ounce of espresso and mixes it with one ounce of condensed milk.  You could always try a Mazagran made up of brown sugar, lemon juice, coffee, and ice.

I would never know how to make any of these if I hadn't stumbled across this wonderful infographic from Style magazine.  It has directions for making 38 different varieties of the perfect coffee.  The directions even go so far as to tell you if the coffee is espresso, french press, ground, or dripped.  It tells you if the milk is steamed, warmed, scalded, or foamed.  It tells you the amount of each ingredient and the order so if you want the sugar on the bottom it is in the bottom of the cup.

This would be perfect if you wanted to have a coffee bar instead of  a drinks bar where people could order one of these wonderful 38 coffee's.  Are there any you've never heard of?  Give them a try to see if you have a new favorite!  You have a world of coffee's to try that most people never ever see.  Perhaps you will have a great time exploring the world as you work your way through the list.

So if you want to branch out in your coffee making, this is a perfect way to go about trying new coffee's.

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