Simple Café con Hielo Recipe

The café con hielo (“coffee with ice”) is a summertime iced coffee drink from Spain. Generally a cafe con hielo consists of either a pour over coffee or a double shot of espresso served alongside a tall glass of ice. After being served, the person can add sugar to the coffee to dissolve it, and … Read more

Iced coffee


Iced coffee is not just ice in coffee. It can be a delicious creamy drink that is a perfect summertime afternoon pick-me-up. Many people think that making iced coffee is simply brewing some coffee and then pouring it over ice in a glass. Although this can be done, it produces a watered down coffee. If … Read more

Café Crema


Café Crema is similar to a long espresso drink except it has twice the amount of water and resembles an American Black Coffee. This drink is primarily served in southern Switzerland and Austria and northern Italy. The grind of the beans will be coarser which allows more water to flow through. A Café Crema will be from 6 … Read more



A ristretto is a concentrated espresso shot where there is less water in the coffee than an espresso. This is done by grinding the coffee finer than an espresso. By having the coffee ground finer, less water will be able to go through. The amount of time to “pull” the coffee is the same as … Read more

What is a Tubruk Coffee? (Kopi Tubruk)


A Kopi Tubruk is an Indonesian-style coffee that is a strong and thick coffee similar to a Turkish or Greek coffee. It is made by boiling coarse coffee grounds and water together along with sugar, similar to the Cuban coffee. The Kopi Tubruk is common in the islands of Java and Bali. Some people like … Read more

Breve Coffee


If you like a cappuccino but would like it to be creamier, try a Breve Coffee. This Italian espresso drink is similar to a cappuccino except that it uses half-and-half instead of milk, making it thicker and richer than a cappuccino. Wondering how to pronounce breve coffee? The answer is breh-vay caw-fee, though the drink … Read more

Complete Guide to the Humble Espresso

Espresso is not only a drink on its own, but it is also a base for numerous popular coffee drinks such as cappuccino. Espresso is a strong and highly-concentrated coffee that can be made either with an espresso machine or a stove top espresso maker. When properly brewed, the espresso will have a heavy body … Read more

Espresso con Panna

An Espresso con Panna is similar to a macchiato except the milk froth is substituted with whipped cream. “Espresso con Panna” is defined as “espresso with cream.” These are available in most countries these days, but originate in Italy, as the name might suggest. Try different origins and roasts of espresso for a different flavor, … Read more

Hammerhead (Shot in the Dark)

A Hammerhead (aka A Shot in the Dark) is a shot of espresso combined with drip coffee. With the combination of the two coffees, it is a drink that is either loved or hated. But, one thing for sure is that you will get a good jolt of caffeine from it. It’s important to note that … Read more