After a hectic routine work this week, finally this saturday Vivek and me decided to have Fun @ Barista for some time and get ready for an action packed week ahead……..

Barista is one of my fav’ Hangouts, the cool and romantic ambience it offers is wat i believe pulls me to that place. When it’s Coffee, Swiss Choclate , delicious thick icecreams and some really good chicks around………hmmm i guess now i dont need to explain much…….

There are several Funky phrases used @ Barista , some like Espresso , Cappuccino, Latte , Mocha etc…….if its first visit then obvious that we get confused wat to order……i did face this situation.

Some of the categories we can choose are Hot Coffees, Cold Coffees , Hot Non Coffees , Cold Non Coffees , Ice Creams etc….

Here’s Some idea on few terms used @ this place…… 

Espresso or caffè espresso (often mispronounced as: expresso ) is a concentrated coffee beverage brewed by forcing very hot water under high pressure through coffee that has been ground to a consistency between extremely fine and powder.

As a result of the high-pressure brewing process, all of the flavors and chemicals in a typical cup of coffee are concentrated. For this reason, espresso lends itself to becoming the base for other drinks, such as lattes, cappuccino, macchiato and mochas.

Cappuccino is a coffee-based drink prepared with espresso, hot milk, and steamed milk foam. A cappuccino differs from a caffè latte in that it is prepared with much less steamed or textured milk than the caffè latte with the total of espresso and milk/foam making up between approximately 150 ml and 180 ml (5 and 6 fluid ounces). A cappuccino is traditionally served in a porcelain cup, which has far better heat retention characteristics than glass or paper. The foam on top of the cappuccino acts as an insulator and helps retain the heat of the liquid, allowing it to stay hotter longer.

In Italian, latte is simply the word for milk. What in English-speaking countries is now called a latte is shorthand for "caffelatte" or "caffellatte" ("caffè e latte").The long Italian form literally means "coffee and milk", similar to the French café au lait and the Spanish café con leche.

Customers were not used to the strong flavor of a traditional Italian cappuccino and would ask for more milk. Speaking in Italian, he would tell the barista to put more latte (milk) in their cup. Finally he thought of putting a larger drink on the menu with the same amount of espresso but more steamed milk, and calling it a caffe latte. At first it was served in a bowl but soon they switched to a pint beer glass. Today lattes are often served in a wide mouth cup in order to show off hearts, rosettas and other latte art designs.”

Caffè macchiato sometimes called Espresso macchiato) a type of coffee, is espresso with a small amount of hot, foamed milk.

"Macchiato" simply means "marked" or "stained," and in the case of caffè macchiato, this means literally "espresso stained/marked with milk." Traditionally it is made with one shot of espresso, and the small amount of added milk was the "stain." However, later the "mark" or "stain" came to refer to the foamed milk that was put on top to indicate the beverage has a little milk in it (usually about a teaspoon [in fact, the Portuguese word for a macchiato is "pingo," which means "drop"]).

A Café mocha is a variant of a cafe latte. Like a latte it is typically one third espresso and two thirds steamed milk, but a portion of chocolate is added, typically in the form of a chocolate syrup, although other vending systems use instant chocolate powder. Mochas can contain dark or milk chocolate.

Unlike cappuccino, cafe mochas do not contain the well-known milk froth on top. They usually have whipped cream and a dusting of either cinnamon or cocoa powder. Marshmallows may also be added on top for flavor and decoration.

A variant is white café mocha, made with white chocolate instead of milk or dark. There are also variants of the drink that mix the two syrups; these are sometimes referred to as "Zebras", also, more comically referred to as "Tuxedo Mocha".

A term moccaccino is used in some regions of Europe and the Middle East to describe Café Latte with cocoa or chocolate. In the U.S. it usually refers to a cappuccino made with chocolate.

Café Mocha takes its name from the Red Sea coastal town of Mocha, Yemen, which as far back as the fifteenth century was a dominant exporter of coffee, especially to areas around the Arabian Peninsula.

Mocha is also a type of ‘chocolatey’ coffee bean (from Mocha in Yemen), whence may come the association with chocolate and the development of the chocolate-espresso drink. In Europe ‘mocha coffee’ can refer either to this drink or simply to coffee brewed with mocha beans.

    

ref: http://www.barista.co.in/coffee.htm

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