Coffee lovers — owning an espresso machine at home is like having a ticket to the glorious world of easy-to-make, homemade espresso-based drinks. But first, make sure you’ve mastered how to make the perfect shot of espresso.
From a classic latte to a fancy Dirty Chai Latte, here’s a list of our favourite coffee beverages made using espresso shots. Whichever drink you recreate, remember that it’s important to follow the exact order in which the ingredients are added into your cup.
Posted: February 03, 2021
Beyond their serving size, there’s a big difference in the milk and foam content of a flat white, latte and cappuccino – which ultimately impacts the flavour of these popular styles of coffee beverage. We get down to the nitty-gritty of their unique qualities.
The respective merits of a flat white, latte and cappuccino are hotly debated by caffeine addicts. While every coffee lover has their favourite, each drink delivers a uniquely satisfying experience in terms of taste, texture, and visual appearance.
Firstly, let’s look at what they all have in common. They all have the same three fundamental ingredients: a shot or two of espresso, hot milk (or steamed milk), and froth (milk foam).
The espresso – the actual coffee part – doesn’t change between them. The ingredient that makes a flat white, latte and cappuccino special all comes down to the white stuff. We’re talking about the way the milk is prepared and poured, as well as the ratio of hot milk and froth in the cup.
While a lot of attention – quite rightly – is given to the beans, it’s easy for coffee drinkers to forget how important good milk is to a good coffee. Using the right type of milk makes a difference, too.
On a sweltering hot day, there are some things we can’t get enough of. Like a cold, cold brew. Note: It’s not the same as regular iced coffee, which we’ll explain later on.
The thing about ordering a cold brew from a coffee joint is its price as it can easily set you back by SGD8 / MYR24. With our easy-to-follow cold brew recipe, you can make a refreshing cold brew that might taste even better than your favourite cafe’s. All you need are coffee grounds and water. The only hard part of it? It takes patience… lots of it.
Why cold brew, not iced coffee?