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Ultimate Guide to Cold Brew

Everything you’d want to know, including the best beans to use, steeping, concentrates, nitro cold brew, and an easy at-home recipe – and you don’t even need a special cold brew maker!

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We’re Spillin’ the Beans on the Best in Coffee

If you’ve ever searched for things about coffee like:

  • What’s the difference between a Latte and a Macchiato?
  • Which types of coffee have more caffeine?
  • What’s the best recipe for an espresso martini?
  • How to use a French press

…you might have noticed that not all of the answers are consistent. For example, some sites say that Turkish coffee has more caffeine than espresso, while others state the opposite. So, we’re spillin’ the beans and providing the most accurate information we can find on all things coffee. We’re sharing coffee-making techniques, different coffee drinks, recipes, reviews, and more.

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Cafe au Lait

Jump to: About How To Make a Cafe au Lait A Cup or a Bowl? Is … Read more
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Cafe Breve

Jump to: About 4 Breve Variations How To Make a Cafe Breve – Step-by-Step Mocha Breve … Read more
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Jump to: About the Ristretto The Best Coffee Beans to Use Making Ristretto with Espresso Machine … Read more
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Cafe Mocha Recipes

Jump to: About Latte Comparison Recipe for Cafe Mocha Mochaccino Recipe Variations Recipe – Hot Chocolate … Read more
What is a flat white? How to make a flat white, flat white coffee, what's in a flat white

Flat White

Jump to: About the Flat White How To Make a Flat White Microfoam Without a Steam … Read more
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Cafe Cubano

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Cafe Americano, Americano, how to make an Americano coffee, what's an Americano coffee


Jump to: About How To Make an Americano Difference Between Americano and Long Black FAQs About … Read more
Macchiato, Macchiato coffee, espresso with milk


Jump to: About Step-by-Step Instructions Latte Macchiato Supplies Caramel Macchiato Recipe FAQs About the Macchiato Coffee … Read more
Dalgona Coffee, Whipped Coffee, how to make Dalgona coffee

Dalgona Coffee

Jump to: About Ingredients Needed Step-by-Step Recipe FAQs About Dalgona Coffee Coffee Base espresso powder Added … Read more
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A Few Coffee Tidbits

Here are just a few things that are handy to know if you want to take your coffee game to the next level.

Let’s talk coffee crema

Crema is the layer of foam that sits atop a freshly brewed cup of espresso. It’s a creamy light tan foam created when hot water forces through the espresso during the brewing process. The water emulsifies the coffee oils and creates tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide suspended in the liquid – the crema. It helps to add a layer of sweetness and smoothness to the espresso, and it’s the perfect finishing touch for a cup of specialty coffee.

Aside from adding a layer of sweetness and smoothness to the espresso, the crema also serves an essential purpose in coffee presentation. The crema helps to create a visual contrast between the espresso and the foam, giving the drink a unique and pleasing appearance. The crema is also a sign of freshness; if the espresso has been sitting for too long, the crema will quickly dissipate. For these reasons, the crema is an integral part of the espresso-drinking experience and one of the beverage’s main attractions.

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What’s the difference between Arabica beans and Robusta beans?

Arabica coffee beans are the most popular type of coffee bean in the world and are known for producing a high-quality, flavorful cup of coffee. They’re also higher in sugar and lower in caffeine than Robusta beans, making them the preferred option for specialty coffee. Arabica beans are the beans of choice in various coffee-based beverages, like Turkish coffee and Caffè Lattes.

Robusta coffee beans are a cheaper but lower quality alternative to Arabica beans. They grow at lower altitudes and have a bitter, earthy flavor. These beans are also higher in caffeine and lower in sugar, making them ideal for dark roasts and espressos.

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Is an American coffee the same thing as a Caffè Americano?

An American coffee, like a beverage produced by a Keurig or drip coffee maker, is brewed with the entire amount of water passing through coffee grounds to create a 6-8 ounce cup. But, a Caffè Americano starts with a shot of espresso, and then boiling water is added to fill the cup or mug.

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What is immersion-style coffee?

Immersion-style coffee is coffee-making that involves the beans (grounds) in direct contact with the water throughout the brewing process, as opposed to pouring through them. A few examples of immersion-style makers include French press, AeroPress, and Cezve (for Turkish coffee).

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