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Coffee Recipes and Drinks - Taking the Mystery out of Ordering Coffee Drinks

Coffee can be enjoyed in so many forms. There are many exciting coffee drinks and coffee recipes that are based on variations and combinations of coffee, espresso, milk, and cream. When you visit the many popular coffee houses today, you are faced with so many choices. It can sometimes be overwhelming or even a little intimidating.

There is a popular lingo or jargon in vogue today that makes ordering these drinks even more confusing. What ever happened to the simple “I’d like a cup of coffee”? Now it seems we have to speak a foreign language and master a complicated set of terms just to enjoy our favorite beverage.

While many different coffee recipes and beverages have been popular favorites for a long time, it seems that it wasn’t until the early 1980’s, as Starbucks began to open their first stores, that a whole new coffee phenomena was introduced in the US. Starbucks introduced the vibrant coffee culture of Italy to the US and the rest is history.

The following guide of coffee recipes, drinks and terms should help simplify matters. It’s really not as complicated it sounds.

And be sure to see our Espresso Coffee Drinks visual guide!

Espresso Drinks

Most of the popular coffee recipes and drinks that are popular everywhere today are based on espresso.

Espresso is a special way to brew coffee that produces a very concentrated and intense, highly flavorful beverage. Hot water almost at a boiling temperature (about 195F) is forced under high pressure (9 bars or about 135 PSI) through 6 to 7 grams of finely ground coffee to produce a concentrated shot of coffee, about 1.5 to 2 ounces of liquid. This process extracts the flavorful and aromatics coffee oils to produce a strong and intense coffee beverage.

Be sure to take a look at this great espresso coffee drinks visual guide

Please come back and visit often as we continue to add more exciting coffee recipes and drinks to the page.

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