The roasted and ground seeds of the African tropical evergreen coffee plant…
are used to make coffee. Coffee is one of the world’s three most popular beverages (together with water and tea), as well as one of the most lucrative commodities on the planet. Though coffee may be used to make an endless number of beverages, its popularity stems mostly from the stimulating effect of caffeine, an alkaloid present in coffee. Meanwhile, coffee drink names may be difficult to remember, so we decided to build an alphabetical list of the coffee beverages you could encounter.
Coffea arabica and C. canephora, two kinds of coffee plant, supply nearly all of the world’s consumption. Arabica is said to be a softer, more flavorful, more fragrant brew than Robusta, the most common type of C. canephora. The flatter and more-elongated Arabica bean is more common than Robusta but more fragile and susceptible to pests, necessitating a cold subtropical environment; it must grow at higher elevations (2,000–6,500 feet [600–2,000 meters]) and demands a lot of moisture, sun, and shade. Arabica coffee is mostly grown in Latin America, Eastern Africa, Asia, and Arabia.
As the name implies, the rounder, more convex Robusta bean is heartier and can grow at lower elevations (from sea level to 2,000 feet). Robusta coffee is less expensive to produce, has double the caffeine level of Arabica, and is commonly used in low-cost commercial coffee brands. Robusta coffee is grown extensively in Western and Central Africa, Southeast Asia, and Brazil. So, here’s a rundown of the most popular coffee beverages!
5 Types of Coffee Beverages
Espresso shot (also known as Short Black) was brought to us from Italy and is made with an espresso coffee maker. You may not know it, but espresso is by far the most popular drink since it is used as a basis in many coffee beverages. Learn more about espresso and coffee. A shot of espresso is made with an espresso machine by pushing very hot water under high pressure through a coffee tablet made of finely powdered tamped down coffee.
This is also known as “pulling a shot.” The entire extraction process takes around 20-30 seconds, yielding approximately 30 ml of syrupy beverage or espresso. As a consequence, we have a thick concentration with a Crema (creamy froth) on top. 1-1.5 oz. normal volume (25-35ml.)
Ristretto means “short” in Italian, and it uses the same quantity of coffee grounds as espresso but just half the amount of water. As a result, the final product is even more concentrated coffee than espresso. Ristretto is a shorter or constrained form of espresso with a somewhat sweeter flavor and less bitterness.
Doppio means “double” in Italian. As a result, Doppio is a double shot of espresso, or two shots of espresso in one cup. Doppio is made in the same way as espresso: hot water is poured through a portafilter with a double spout into a single cup.
Quick tips: 2 espresso shots Americano Americano is another Italian term for an espresso shot with a splash of additional hot water on top. An Americano was created during World War II by European baristas to make coffee lighter in flavor and more drip-style to suit the tastes of American soldiers.
Americano, yet another Italian name for an espresso shot with a splash of hot water on top. An Americano was created during World War II by European baristas to make coffee lighter in flavor and more drip-style to suit the tastes of American soldiers.
Quick recipe: 1 shot of espresso + 3 oz. of hot water
Long Black Coffee is a better choice if you prefer a stronger Americano coffee. It’s similar to an Americano, only it utilizes two shots of espresso and a little less hot water to improve the flavor.
2 shots espresso + 3 oz. hot water = a quick recipe
Red Eye and Black Eye
Red Eye Coffee is often referred to as an Eye Opener or a Shot in the Dark! As the titles imply, this is a super-strong drink with a lot of caffeine; please take caution, especially if you are not used to consuming a lot of caffeine. This drink will wake you up and provide you with the energy you need to get going in the morning.
Red Eye is a cup of drip-filter coffee with an espresso shot on top! Black Eye Coffee is a stronger version of Red Eye Coffee. In place of one shot of espresso, two shots are added to the American drip-style cup of coffee.
Quick recipe: 1-2 shots espresso + 6 oz drip-brewed coffee
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