Coffee is a popular and loved drink all over the world, so it’s no wonder that the world has so many varieties of coffee. In fact, many countries have created many unique types of coffee, bearing their own cultural characteristics such as egg coffee of Vietnam, sand coffee of Turkey… Although highly appreciated. in terms of taste, but there is a fact that the coverage of these dishes is not too wide. So what kind of coffee does the world prefer? What kind of coffee can be found anywhere in the world? Let’s explore together!
Born in 1984, Espresso quickly gained popularity among Europeans and worldwide. Espresso must be brewed by a specialized machine so that hot water and pressure from the water are extracted, the coffee is thick with a layer of light yellow cream foam (crema) on the surface.
An espresso shot usually requires 8 to 10 grams of coffee and produces about 30 to 35ml. Espresso is something to drink quickly before the crema melts. Since the espresso is very thick, it will be a bit bitter at first, but after a while you will feel a bit of sweetness in the aftertaste.
From espresso shot, Italians have made many other attractive coffee dishes, one of which is cappuccino. With this dish, the barista will froth fresh milk and then skillfully pour that milk on top of the espresso shot so that this layer of milk foam creates a beautiful texture. After finishing pouring the milk, the cappuccino when drinking will be sprinkled with a little cinnamon powder on the surface. Cappuccino will have both the fatty aroma of milk and the slight bitterness of coffee, very suitable for those who cannot drink coffee and suitable for drinking on cold days.
Similar to Cappuccino, Latte is also a combination of milk and coffee and is also shaped on, so it is often difficult for many people to distinguish these two types of coffee. In fact, Latte has more milk, milk foam is smoother and softer than Cappuccino. Latte surface also has no cinnamon powder. This drink is suitable for those who cannot drink coffee.
Latte Macchiato is also a variation created from Espresso and milk. Latte Macchiato is quite similar to milk coffee, but the amount of milk will account for about 90% and the amount of coffee is only 10%. A standard Latte Macchiato should be presented in a tall, thick-walled glass with three distinct layers: the bottom layer of milk takes up more than 50% of the glass’s capacity, followed by the Espresso layer that has been diluted by milk to brown. pale and on top is a layer of milk foam. Latte Macchiato can be sprinkled with cocoa powder, chocolate, cinnamon powder or caramel sauce.
Mocha is a unique combination of coffee and chocolate. This is a drink favored by all ages because of the rich, greasy taste of chocolate and the characteristic aroma of coffee. Mocha usually consists of 1 shot of coffee, drink chocolate and whipped milk or fresh cream. Mocha comes in both hot and iced versions.
After Espresso, Americano is a coffee with a worldwide coverage. Simply put, Americano is Espresso mixed with a lot of water, so it is very dilute, suitable to sip gradually instead of water. Usually an Americano equals water and a shot of coffee, but many people who want a thicker drink will want to add an extra shot of coffee. Americano is available in hot and iced versions.