Coffee 101 for the College Connoisseur of Caffeine

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Because you can be classier than Starbucks.

“The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes St.

Difference Between Café Latte vs. Cappuccino

No need to over-think this. Simply, a cappuccino has more foam than a latte. (F.Y.I There is NO SUCH THING as an iced cappuccino.)

Difference Between Café Latte vs. Breve

A breve is a latte made with ½ n ½ instead of regular milk.

Difference Between Dark roast vs. Light roast coffee

A common misconception is that a dark roast is stronger tasting and, therefore, has more caffeine. FALSE. In reality, the longer a bean is roasted, the more the caffeine is burned away. Therefore, the lighter the bean, the more caffeine.

You haven’t lived until you’ve had a V60 & a Chemex.

If you’re bold enough (heh…coffee pun), to have your coffee without milk, these single cup brewing methods are must-tries if you want to get the most flavor out of your cup of coffee.

What the heck is a Flat White anyway?

It’s just what Europeans call a latte. Traditionally, it’s a latte with micro-foamed milk served in a 5 oz cup, making the coffee to milk ratio stronger.

What Starbucks doesn’t tell you about the Macchiato.

The translation of the word is “stained”. There is an Espresso Macchiato (a double shot of espresso with dollops of foamed milk) and a Macchiato Latte (An ‘upside-down’ latte where the why espresso pours down onto already steamed milk, creating a ‘stained’ effect). Caramel macchiatos are a figment of your imagination.

You’ve been saying it wrong the whole time.

The translation of ‘Chai” is tea. So you’ve been asking for “Tea tea” the whole time. Be smart: ask for a Chai Latte, or tea with milk.

Tip your barista.

There’s a lot of training and care that goes into making the perfect latte. The espresso has to be poured to just the right amount at just the right time. The milk as to be steamed to the precise texture and heat. Even the way the milk is poured into the espresso plays a significant role. So please, show some appreciation. Unless, of course, your barista makes you a crappy drink.

Did I miss anything? Ask your coffee questions in the comments below!

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