How to Froth and Steam Milk

If you are looking to make a drink such as a latte or a cappuccino, you will need to know how to steam and/or froth milk. Doing this is not simple at first. But, once you get down some key steps in the process you’ll not only be able to make a drink that is … Read more

Cups and Mugs

If you enjoy different coffee drinks and you want to make a great presentation of your creations to family and friends, having the right glass, cup, or mug will make a big difference. Not all drinks will use the same cup. If you have a 1 ½ ounce espresso, you don’t want to use a … 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

How to Brew the Best French Press Coffee


The French Press is a very popular method of making coffee since it is a very simple, fast, and inexpensive method to make coffee. If you do not own a French Press, see our buying guide for French press coffee makers for our recommendations. These are also known as a press pot, coffee plunger, or cafetière. A French … 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