Thursday, April 30, 2009

Best Espresso Drinks

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Today, as I was perusing the web, I came across a great article entitled "Three of the best Italian espresso drinks".  According to this article these must-try beverages are the Caffe Corretto - a combination of espresso and a shot of a spirit, most often grappa (the article classifies this drink as "the drink of choice for cold days and hardy men"); a Marocchino - a combination of espresso, frother milk, and cocoa powder (apparently this drink is more popular in Northern Italy, which is why I've never heard of it, but I will be asking for it soon!); and the great Caffe Latte - which is usually 25ml espresso and enough hot, but not frothy, milk to fill a 160ml glass.

This great article also goes over a bit of coffee history, how to make these wonderful beverages at home, and some Italian coffee lingo such as doppio (a double), ristretto (made with less water than usual), lungo (made with more water than usual), and so on. Definitely worth the read if you are a coffee junkie/snob like me!


Emily said...

I would really like to be a coffee snob. Thanks for the help!

ItalyMagazine said...

Happy you enjoyed the article and to eventually receive your feedback about your coffee-experience!