Melbourne International Coffee Expo last Sunday - there are some photos we made with Ned. the coffee making technology is soooo complicated i believe pre-ancient-Egyptian stonemasons would be considered some plastic kindergarten playground compared to contemporary coffee-maniaco-mania-technology. - bad comparison but this is the best i can do... http://internationalcoffeeexpo.com/
we got a package of Kettle Town Teas in mail today - ready to be brewed for Saturday May 17 (Vincent, very grateful!) publishing them too:
COFFEE AND HOT CHOKY WITH NED AND ALEX AT CACAO NEW
does diving into coffee culture includes a caffeine shock? what is esspresso romano and espressino? can you make mistakes in coffee grammar? this and more... starting from
WHAT IS ESPRESSINO?
An espressino is an Italian coffee drink made from espresso, equal parts with steamed milk, with some cocoa powder on the bottom of the cup, and on top of the drink similar to the marocchino. and bicerin. An espressino freddo is a cold coffee drink with differing ingredients. Freddo is Italian word for cold. Consequently, Espressino Freddo is an espressino served cold, topped with a scoop of ice cream or gelato.
WHAT IS ESPRESSO?
is a concentrated beverage brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water — about 86 to 95 °C (187 to 95C— under pressure through finely ground coffee beans. Espresso often has a thicker consistency than coffee brewed by other methods, a higher concentration of suspended and dissolved solids, andcrema (meaning cream, but being a reference to the foam with a creamy texture that forms as a result of the pressure). As a result of the pressurized brewing process the flavours and chemicals in a typical cup of coffee are very concentrated. Espresso is the base for other drinks, such as a latte, cappuccino, macchiato, mocha, or americano. Espresso has more caffeine per unit volume than most beverages, but the usual serving size is smaller—a typical 60 mLof espresso has 80 to 150 mg of caffeine, little less than the 95 to 200 mg of a standard 240 mL cup of drip-brewed coffee.
WHAT IS ESPRESSO ROMANO?
An espresso Romano is a shot of espresso with a slice lemon served on the side. The lemon can be run along the rim of the cup as a way to accentuate the espresso's sweetness. Despite the name, it has no link to Italy nor Rome.