Coffee drinks have always been one of the most popular beverages all over the world. An element of romanticism can always be associated with coffee and people have the luxury of choosing from a wide variety of choices. A good number of people are ignorant about different types of coffee and in order to consume coffee in a healthy manner, potentially enjoying the benefits of caffeine, people should have a better understanding about different choices available in the market. Taste, color and aroma differ with each type of coffee and the price also varies with different versions.
Here are some of the most popular coffee options available:
Coffee Drinks:- Americano
It is being prepared by combining a single or double shot of espresso with four to seven ounces of hot water and the strength of Americano will be pretty similar to drip coffee. This similarity cannot be found in the case of flavor and the most important thing to remember is that Americano is being prepared by combining water to an already extracted espresso, instead of extracting additional water through a single espresso puck.
Coffee Drinks:- Cappuccino
It is a beverage made by combining equal portions of espresso, steam milk and frothed milk and demitasse or porcelain cups are being used to serve this type of coffee. A dry Cappuccino can be prepared without adding hot milk and the taste of this coffee can be described as diluted. Flaked chocolate or cinnamon can be sprinkled on top to make it taste better and a good number of people show great interest towards these types of coffee drinks because of their mild taste.
Coffee Drinks:- Cold Brew Coffee
First of all, water should be combined with finely ground coffee using a mason jar and it should be kept at room temperature for about 8 to 12 hours. It is always advisable to measure out a ratio of 1 part coffee to 4.5 parts water. Then it should be filtered through the kitchen sieve before transferring it into a vessel. Finally, it should be kept in a refrigerator and it can be diluted according to individual preference before serving.
Coffee Drinks:- Filter coffee
Filter coffee can be described as one of the most popular coffee drinks in the southern parts of India. In order to make decoction, 3 tablespoons of Arabica or Peaberry coffee powder will have to mixed with 1 cup of water and for making 3 cups of coffee, 1/4 cup of decoction should be mixed with 1 cup of milk. I tablespoon of sugar will have to be added as well.
Coffee Drinks:- Frappuccino
One of the biggest coffee chain, known as Starbucks has come up with the name ‘Frappuccino’ and this type of coffee can be described as a blended beverage. Decaffeinated Frappuccino versions are also available for the people and coffee lovers also can come across a variety of flavors as well. Most people are of the opinion that it is one of the finest versions of iced coffee available in the market.
Coffee Drinks:- French Press Coffee
When coffee is made with the help of French press device (cylindrical glass urn attached with a filter plate on a plunger) it can be described as French press coffee. In order to prevent the clogging of mesh filter, people should use slightly bigger grind and the water temperature will have to be kept in between 195 and 200 degrees F. A good number of people have become ardent fans of these types of coffee drinks.
Coffee Drinks:- Latte
In comparison with Cappuccino, latte coffee contains more milk and it can be prepared by mixing espresso with steamed milk and the ratio of coffee to milk should be kept in between 1:3 to 1:5. Some people also use a small amount of froth on top and nutmeg or ground cinnamon can be sprinkled to make it taste better as well.
Coffee Drinks:- Macchiato
Macchiato coffee drinks can be classified into two categories and they include Latte Macchiato and Caffe Macchiato. Latte macchiato can be prepared by combining espresso with steamed milk and caffe macchiato can be made by mixing espresso with frothed milk. The ratio of the quantity of coffee to milk should be around 1:4.
Coffee Drinks:- Mocha Coffee
Mocha coffee has a rich tradition of history and it is immensely popular among a huge number of women. The ingredients of this coffee are one part of espresso, one part of chocolate syrup and two or three parts of frothed milk and some people add whipped cream to this coffee as well.
Coffee Drinks:- Turkish Coffee
A long handled copper pot is being used to make Turkish coffee and water and coffee will be boiled together to make this coffee before adding sugar. After allowing the coffee to settle, it can be served in small cups known as Demitasse and sugar and cardamom pods or spices can be added to this coffee as well.
Coffee has become an unavoidable aspect in the lives of a huge number of people in these days and all these different types of coffee drinks have played an important role in popularising the habit of consuming coffee in a daily manner.