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Extraction Wars – Espresso vs Ristretto

Espressos, lattes, flat whites, Americanos, long blacks… Just when you think you know and understand the differences between all these drinks, you hear someone ahead of you in the coffee shop order ...

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What Is a Ristretto?

When you want a concentrated coffee drink without additions or frills, you’ll order an espresso. This coffee shop staple is enjoyed around the world – but isn’t the most intense drink you can o ...

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Weighing Espresso: Explained in 2 Videos

What do we mean when we refer to ‘weighing espresso’? What is a ‘brew ratio recipe’? How do we weigh espresso and why does it matter? SEE ALSO: Weighing Espresso Shots in Serv ...

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What Is a Cortado?

A customer walks into your coffee shop and orders a cortado. Depending on your perspective or where you are in the world, you could give them many drinks. For some, a cortado is a certain ratio of co ...

Coffee Brew Ratios: What You Need to Know

Our favorite beverage, in its simplest form, is just ground coffee beans mixed with water. What determines how good it tastes – whether we get a sweet, complex, balanced and aromatic coffee or a so ...