What Is Milk Texturing – An Introduction to Texturing Milk for Coffee Drinks

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Milk texturing is crucial in creating coffee beverages like cappuccinos and lattes. First appearing in the late 19th century, milk texturing gained greater popularity later, with latte art. Milk texturing alters the coffee’s mouthfeel, flavor, and visual appeal through techniques like steaming for a velvety texture or frothing for a lighter feel. This article delves into the history, roles, and science of milk texturing, and its role in the coffee industry.

Jura X8 Review

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As someone who’s spent years behind the counter of coffee shops, I’ve had my hands on all kinds of espresso machines. While I have a soft spot for semi-automatics, I get it—not everyone has the time to make espresso a full-blown hobby. That’s where super-automatic machines like the Jura X8 come into play. They offer … Read more

Cappuccino vs Flat White vs Latte – What Are the Differences?

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There are a lot of different espresso-based drinks, sometimes this much variety can be confusing. Latte, cappuccino, flat white, mocha, are just some of the most popular drinks made from espresso and milk. Standing in line at the coffee shop, you suddenly realize that you don’t know what to order… In this post we are … Read more

Best Latte Cups and Mugs for the Home Barista

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If you are looking to buy the perfect latte cup, or mug, this article is the perfect starting point. We show you here how to choose a latte cup or mug, based on your needs, and we give you a few great product suggestions. There are many types of coffee: neat espresso, Americano, cappuccino, drip … Read more

Espresso-Based Beverages – Flat White

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The flat white is a milk-based espresso drink similar to latte, and cappuccino. It is typically served in a smaller cup than a latte and is prepared with a double shot of espresso. Almost always prepared with latte art, the flat white is a very popular drink in the third wave coffee movement. Origins and … Read more

Espresso-Based Beverages – Cappuccino

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Cappuccino is an espresso-based coffee drink that has its roots in Italy. The word cappuccino means “little hood” and refers to the brown color of monastic robes worn by members of the Capuchin order. It is traditionally made with espresso, hot milk, and steamed milk, and foamed milk. This article will explore what makes a … Read more

Espresso-Based Beverages – Latte

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A latte is an espresso drink that you can get at any coffee shop. It consists of espresso, steamed milk and foam, and some flavorings. The word “latte” comes from the Italian word for milk: latte. Which makes sense because it contains both espresso and steamed milk! In order to make a latte correctly, you … Read more