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Coffee latte Recipe

americano-v-latteCoffee Latte, Cafe Latte, Café latte, Caffelatte, Caffellatte or Caffé e latte.

How To Make Cafe Latte

The Coffee latte drink is typically made with a stove top Moka espresso maker. However, any technique is acceptable for making a strong coffee or espresso.

Recipe:

  • For the Coffee latte, we recommend using Darker Roasts or French Roast Beans, fine grounds and a stove top Moka espresso method.
  • Steam your preference of 2% Milk, Milk, Half, and Half or Cream in a stainless steel pot. For the Cafe Latte 2% milk is recommended (foams best) but is not required.
  • In a ceramic cup or mug, pour in approximately 1/3 the total content with coffee/espresso, then pour 2/3 steamed milk. Finish off by topping with light foam left over from steaming.

Examples:

  • 1-ounce espresso, 2 ounces steamed milk, finish off the top with fine foam
  • 2 ounces espresso, 4 ounces steamed milk, finish off the top with fine foam
  • 3 ounces espresso, 6 ounces steamed milk, finish off the top with fine foam

How to Froth Milk

  • You can easily make frothed milk with basic tools or utensils from your kitchen. This “how to froth milk” instruction is very straightforward!
  • A whisk can be used to aerate the milk while you are heating it up on the stove. In a very short period of time, you can make a beautiful and thick frothed milk.
  • The following instructions on how to froth milk will soon have you making the perfect cappuccino or latte.

Preparation:

  • Cold Milk or 2% Milk for frothing (about half the cup size it will be served in)
  • Wire Whisk for frothing
  • Small to Medium Saucepan or Pot to froth in (depends on how much frothed milk you will need for the cappuccinos, lattes or macchiatos you will be making)
  • Instructions:
  • Place Cold, Regular or 2% Milk, in pot or saucepan and place on stove. Do not fill the saucepan above the halfway mark to allow for expansion during aeration and frothing.
  • Heat milk on medium to medium-high heat. Temperatures for frothing milk should be between 140-160 degrees. Higher temperatures this will scald milk (Burner temperature practice).
  • Slowly whisk the milk at first. Larger bubbles will begin to form. As the process continues and as the milk warms, the bubbles will become smaller and smaller. Continually increase the vigor of the whisk. This is basically how to froth milk.

Note:

  • Do not allow the frothed milk to boil or scald! To properly froth milk you are continually whisking while the milk heats up. If you notice the milk begin to boil, turn the heat off or down and continue whisking.
  • The yield of the frothed milk should be about double the size of your original milk volume.
    Milk Frothing Tips:
  • If you have a handheld blender or mixer with a whisk attachment, use this to expedite the process and get a finer milk frothing.
  • Also, a Milk Frothing Wand is a wonderful tool for this application

A Manual Milk Frother also known as a Bodum Shin Bistro 5-Ounce Milk Frother – Works like a French Press only you pump it.

There’s a nice, and inexpensive French Frothing Thermometer available, specifically for this application.
Steamed Milk

Note: Although it is not truly a milk steamer method, the liquid milk at the bottom of the saucepan makes a great steamed milk replacement.

Caffé Americano

Americano Coffee Recipe

Café Americano is a simple and delicious way to make Coffee!

Preparation and Tools:

  • Espresso Maker to make 1 to 8 oz, or more, Espresso
  • 2% Milk, Milk, Half, and Half or Cream, if desired
  • Hot Water to dilute Espresso
  • Preferred Sweetener if desired

Recipe:

  • Extract espresso according to your method. For Cafe Americano we recommend using Darker Roasts or French
  • Roast Beans, Fine Grounds and an Espresso Extraction Method.
  • Pour Espresso into cup and dilute with boiling hot water in equal amounts to the espresso or to your taste
  • Milk and sweetener to taste
  • Information about Cafe Americano Coffee Recipe:

Cafe Americano is nothing more than diluted Espresso. It provides a cup of coffee that is equivalent to, or stronger than the strength of American coffee, but the taste and flavor are different. It is thought that this technique was created to dilute espresso for those that can not tolerate or are not accustomed to the strength of espresso. If you have a pump driven espresso maker then this technique will typically destroy the Créma.
Cafe Americano is also known as Caffe Americano, Café Americano, Caffé Americano, or Americano.

Black Coffee

Black Coffee is Coffee served without cream or sugar. There are many ways to make black coffee and all are different in texture, taste, and consistency.

Methods for Making Black Coffee:

  • French Press
  • Drip Coffee or Automatic Coffee Maker
  • Percolator

Preparation and Tools:

Drip Coffee

  • Drip Coffeemaker to make increments of 6 oz, or more of Coffee.
  • Generally, use 1 Rounded TBS of medium ground coffee per 6 ounces increment of water

French Press Coffee

  • French Press to make increments of 8 oz or more of Coffee.
  • Generally, use 1 Rounded TBS, of course, ground coffee per 8 ounces increment of water

Percolator Coffee

  • Stovetop or Electric Percolator Coffeemaker to make increments of 8 oz, or more of Coffee.
  • Generally, use 1 Rounded TBS of medium ground coffee per 8 ounces increment of water

Coffee Grinds:

TECHNIQUE GRINDS

  • French Press Course Coffee Grounds
  • Drip Coffee Medium Coffee Grounds
  • Percolator Coffee Medium Coffee Grounds

Recipe:

  • Extract espresso according to your method. For Cafe Americano we recommend using Darker Roasts or French
  • Roast Beans, Fine Grounds and an Espresso Extraction Method.
  • Pour Espresso into cup and dilute with boiling hot water in equal amounts to the espresso or to your taste
  • Milk and sweetener to taste

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How to make espresso coffe by using top rated espresso machines

This is a checklist how to get the best result when makine espresso coffee with an espresso coffe machine

1st The machine
Check temperature and pressure. Should be 90 º C and 9 bar. Read the instructions carefully! It tells how to make any necessary adjustments.

2nd Grinding
If you use whole beans: ensure that the mill is set up correctly. Grinding degree is finer than the filter brewing and should be adjusted for the espresso machine, so that the brewing process takes 20 – 30 seconds. Grind no more coffee than you spend the next few hours!

3rd Dosage
Dispense about 7 grams in a clean filter holders (also known as grip or bayonet) to about 3 cl drink. Press coffee is easy, to get a smooth finish. Tap on the grip, so the coffee grains on the sides shake down. Unpack then coffee hard (about 15 kgs pressure! Feel free to test on the bathroom scale!), So that it is compact and provides a consistent resistance, when the water is pushed through. Remove coffee on top of the grip and insert it in place.

 4th Preheating
Preheat the cup (most machines have a preeheating area) and place it under the portafilter tap holes. Espresso Brewing should take about 25 seconds.

5th Two copper

If you want to brew two cups, use the two cup grip and double the amount of coffee. It is usually easier to achieve a nice crema on espresso, when using two cup grip filter. It related to how the water is forced through the coffee in the filter holder.

6th Crema
Make sure the color of the crema is nut-brown, often marbled with deeper “tiger stripes”. Serve immediately! Should you close to several people, you should serve cups, as they become ready. Coffee should be drunk directly.

7th Next cup
The filter holder, you can let sit in the machine until the next cup to be brewed (the same day!). Then, turn the coffee cake, and wipe away coffee remains in the grip, before dispenses a new espresso. Run some water from the distribution of the filter before you put in the grip with the new coffee, so you can easily remove old coffee residue. The machine also requires regular cleaning.

If you have a pod machine the process is much more simple. Just add water and insert the pod and push the button. The coffee is ready!

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