Learn your coffee A, B, C's...
Coffee Arabica is a species of coffee which is grown at high altitudes and has a delicate flavour.
A person who has mastered the art of espresso making.
Two or more varieties of coffee from different regions blended together to create a unique flavour profile.
A chemical compound naturally present in coffee and tea.
The golden-coloured foam layer present on the surface of correctly extracted espresso coffee.
A small cup (70–90ml) used primarily for serving espresso shots.
The amount of ground coffee required to produce a shot of espresso. Normally this is 7-9 grams per shot.
Where hot water is forced through ground coffee, extracting the elements to produce an espresso.
Raw coffee beans which are yet to be roasted.
When a small quantity of water is made to flow through the group head or steam wand.
The other main species of coffee, Coffea canephora, grows at lower altitudes and has a distinctive flavour profile.
TAMP / TAMPING
The process of compressing the ground coffee in the filter basket to prepare it for extraction.
Types of Coffee
Whether it’s plunger coffee first thing in the morning, or a classic flat white, we have coffees for every Kiwi.
Espresso shots form the basis of all these delicious coffees:
Single shot topped with velvety milk creating a 5-8mm cap.
Double shot floated on hot water
Double shot (or single shot) topped with velvety milk creating a 6-10mm cap. Traditionally served in a glass.
Single shot topped with velvety milk creating a 1.5cm-2cm velvety cap. Garnished with chocolate or cinnamon.
Short black marked with approximately a teaspoon of milk foam.
Double shot floated on hot water marked with approximately a tablespoon of milk foam.
Means restricted -a Short Black that is stopped at 10 - 15mls so it is purely the essence of the shot.
Double shot topped with hot water leaving room for milk or cream.
A long black with whipped cream on top.
Single shot poured over heaped teaspoon of hot chocolate powder and stirred. Top with velvety milk in a cappuccino style.
Scoop of good quality vanilla ice cream with a single shot poured on top.