Espresso or caffe espresso is created by forcing very hot, but not boiling water under high pressure through coffee that has been ground extremely fine.
It has a thicker consistency than drip coffee, a higher amount of dissolved solids than drip coffee per relative volume, and a serving size that is usually measured in shots.
Espresso contains approximately twice the caffeine content per volume as regular brewed coffee.
It's also the basis for many specialty coffee drinks as outlined within the definitions provided here.
A latte or Caffe Latte is a shot or two of espresso that has been poured into a cup filled with steamed milk and topped off with foamed milk.
1 shot of espresso, 1 part steamed milk, 1 part foamed milk with an optional dusting of chocolate or cinnamon.
Cappuccino gets its name from the Italian order of Catholic Capuchin monks, whose hooded robes resemble the drink's cap of foam in shape and color.
A latte with chocolate added. Usually topped with whipped cream.
A shot or two of espresso that has been poured into a glass filled with hot water.
- Café Auit Lait: Coffee with steamed milk.
- Breve: coffee drink made with Half & or cream in place of milk (exceptionally rich!).
- Solo/Doppio: a single (Solor) or double (Doppio) shot of espresso
- White Mocha: white chocolate substituted for dark chocolate in a mocha.
- Treasure Island: espresso and steamed milk, with Vanilla Monin flavoring, rimmed with caramel syrup.
- Chai: a spiced, strong black tea infused with milk, sugar, and spices.
- Iced Caramel Slide: Vanilla Mocafe, Caramel Monin, and White Ghirardelli chocolate blended with ice and milk
- Fruit and Yogurt Smoothies: Made fresh in house with real fruit, yogurt, milk and vanilla. (Current available flavors are peach, strawberry and triple berry)