Coffee and Espresso Culture: What Do All Those Terms Mean?

Figuring out coffee culture terms can be confusing if you’re just stepping into it. What are all those foreign-sounding terms like espresso, latte, cappuccino and the like? Espresso is coffee, but not all coffee is espresso. The key word to differentiate all these different forms of coffee, is that most of what we call “just” coffee is more accurately called drip coffee.

A drip coffee maker is a machine that makes brewed coffee by dripping hot water through coffee grounds in a filter. The filters can either be flat-bottomed or cone-shaped. Another type of brewed coffee using essentially the same method, is known as a pour-over. In this case, you manually pour hot water over a filter apparatus directly into the waiting cup.

However, espresso and derivative drinks like lattes and cappuccinos are totally different and made with specialized tools. (more…)

The Best Espresso Machine Under $200

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You might be asking yourself if it’s really possible to find yourself a solid espresso machine if you have a more limited budget (under $200).

The answer is a resounding yes!

Don’t get us wrong, you’re not going to find the type of machine you see behind the counter at Starbucks, but neither will you be landed with a four-figure bill.

Today, we’ll bring you the results of some extensive testing during which we put a great number of the most effective solutions through their paces. From all these machines, we curated just 10 of the strongest options to make your life easier on the buying trail not more complicated. (more…)

What Are Some Of The Differences Between Espresso And Coffee

Are you a coffee lover? Are you committed to just one brand and flavor of coffee? Or have you considered certain trying various different flavors or types of coffee drinks? The good news is—there are hundreds of different variations and roasts of coffee, making each cup a special treat. Adding flavors and other ingredients also makes each one taste different.

Espresso is another way to prepare coffee, making it stronger and more robust than a drip-produced coffee cup. What’s the difference between espresso and coffee? Here are just a few examples of coffees and espressos and how you can enjoy the different types and variations.

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