Types Of Coffee - Coffee Varieties II
Espresso Con Panna
: Your basic standard espresso with a shot of whipped cream ontop.
: A very much ethnic tradition, syrups, flavorings, and/or spices areadded to give the coffee a tinge of something else. Chocolate is the most commonadditive, either sprinkled on top or added in syrup form, while other favorites includecinnamon, nutmeg, and Italian syrups.
: A big favorite in parts of Europe and Latin America, especially during thesummer months. Originally a cold espresso, it has more recently been prepared putting 1-2 teaspoons of instant coffee with sugar, water and ice. The brew is placed in a long glasswith ice, and milk if you like, turning it into a big coffee milkshake.
: See Turkish Coffee.
: A real caffeine fix, this drink consists of a shot of espresso in a regular-sized coffee cup, which is then filled with drip coffee. Also known as a
Shot in theDark
, although many cafes rename the drink further to suit their own needs.
: A regular coffee served with ice, and sometimes milk and sugar.
Indian (Madras) filter coffee
: A common brew in the south of India, Indian filter coffeeis made from rough ground, dark-roasted coffee Arabica or Peaberry beans. It’s drip- brewed for several hours in a traditional metal coffee filter before being served. The ratioof coffee to milk is usually 3:1.
Instant coffee (or soluble coffee):
These grounds have usually been freeze-dried andturned into soluble powder or coffee granules. Basically, instant coffee is for those that prefer speed and convenience over quality. Though some prefer instant coffee to the realthing, there’s just no accounting for taste.
: A coffee spiked with Irish whiskey, with cream on top. An alcoholic beverage that’s best kept clear of the kids, but warms you up plenty on a cold winter night.