Here are some amazing concoctions that’ll make you think beyond the regular Cappuccino.
Macchiato: For Espresso lovers, the Macchiato is Espresso made with frothy steaming hot milk. A Short Macchiato would have a single shot of Espresso and a Long Macchiato would have double shots of Espresso. The most distinctive feature is the three different colored layers.
Ristretto: It is a variation of Espresso that is extracted with half the amount of water. Thus, it is more concentrated and can prove to be a little bitter for the Indian palate.
Turkish Coffee: This is rather simple to make. All you need is full-bodied ground Turkish beans, Filtered Water, Sugar and a wide bottomed pot to make the brew.
Irish Coffee: The Irish love their beers and whiskey. This cocktail is made with Irish Whiskey, Raw Cane Sugar, Double shots of Espresso and a dollop of whipped cream. Hic Hic Hurray.
Affogato: A classic fire and ice combination. It has Espresso and Gelato, which is an Italian ice cream.
Café Au Lait: Trust the French to romanticize coffee. Literally meaning ‘coffee with milk’. It uses hot milk to dilute the strength of brewed French coffee beans.
Frappuccino: It is cappuccino made frappe style, served with a thick layer of froth on top.
Luwak Coffee: Bali is really famous for this. The beans are fed to an animal called Civet. It is then extracted from the Civet’s feces. It has a unique body and flavor.
South Indian Filter Coffee: If you are yet to try South Indian Filter Kapi, you are definitely missing something. The hills of Southern India are home to many coffee estates that produce some of the finest blends in India. The filter is the most important equipment in the process where milk and the finely ground beans are brewed.
Café Latte: It is one of the most popular coffees around the world. It is made with Espresso with non-fat milk and garnished with a dash of Cocoa Powder.
Coffee has a cult following the world over. Each coffee producing region lends its distinct flavor, aroma, and body to the beans. Over the ages, these concoctions have seen a lot of experimentation and influence. So the next time you want to have a cuppa, explore the variety out there. Make an effort to find the story behind it, for each cup of coffee has a story to tell.