Understanding the Coffee Menu

When you’re out and about, looking for that perfect coffee, what do you order? Is it always a cappuccino, long black, flat white? Or are you always up for trying something new? If you’re not behind the coffee machine, it’s hard to know exactly what you’re drinking so we’ve made it easy for you. Today we’re breaking down each coffee menu option so you can experiment or learn to order exactly what you need and of course, want!

The Coffee Menu

6-12 oz Coffees

1. Long Black 

If you’ve ditched all kinds of milk then the Long Black is for you. Now this doesn’t mean that it’s going to be one bitter, strong caffeinated ride. Oh no, a Long Black begins with 3/4 of hot water, finished with a lovely Ristretto or Espresso shot on top. Then ta-da, it’s ready to enjoy!

2. Flat White 

Invented in Australia, the Flat White is often confused with a Latte. So what’s the difference? It’s all in the milk but first comes the Espresso/ Ristretto. Then the milk is textured so that there is only a thin layer of foam.

3. Latte

Like the Flat White, our Lattes start with a beautiful Espresso/Ristretto. As mentioned above, the main difference between a Latte and the Flat White is how the milk is textured. For a Latte, your local Barista will froth the milk so that it has about double the froth of a Flat White.

4. Cappuccino

Froth is the cappuccino’s best friend, along with the firm foundation of an awesome Espresso/Ristretto, of course. Some may remember those awful Cappuccinos that had super-light froth bulging over the top of the cup with chocolate dusted on top. Nowadays cappuccino’s tend to look a lot more sophisticated. With Cappuccinos, baristas will start with the espresso/ristretto base, then dust the chocolate powder over the espresso shot. Finally, they’ll pour in the frothed milk causing the chocolate powder to lift and create a speckled pattern around the latte art. Of all coffees on the menu, Cappucino’s have the highest amount of froth.

5. Mocha

A close relative to the latte, Mocha is all about the chocolate! As with all our milky coffees, this one begins with an Espresso/Ristretto shot. Then simply add some quality Sacred Grounds Organic Fairtrade Drinking Chocolate (sneaky plug) and finish it all off with some Latte-style froth. Delish!

4 oz Coffees

1. Espresso 

If you’re a coffee purist then you’ll love the flavours oozing out of an Espresso Shot. Basically, it is what it says it is, one Espresso Shot of coffee served in a handy tiny cup. Tasty!

2. Ristretto

This beauty is a more intense version of the Espresso. In Italian, Ristretto means ‘narrow’ and the size of this beverage echoes that. It consists of only the first 15ml up to 20ml of the Espresso extracted in 15-20 seconds.

3. Macchiato 

This cutie-patootie consists of a single shot of Espresso with a spoonful of velvety smooth milk popped on top.

4. Piccolo 

Picture a mini-sized latte and you have a Piccolo! One shot of Espresso is finished off with Latte-style milk to give you a quick, beautifully milky coffee experience.

 

Inspired to order something new?

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