poetxpress Senior Member Joined: 11 Nov 2010 Posts: 24 Location: MA Expertise: I love coffee
Espresso: Saeco Estro Profi... Grinder: Saeco Estro Profi built-in
Posted Fri Nov 19, 2010, 8:38am Subject: Espresso chart
In talking with friends about my espresso habit, I discovered that most of them don't know the difference between a Cappuccino and a Latte, let alone the many other variations out there. After looking around online I realized that there is more to know that I had imagined. The easiest way to keep track of it all was to make a chart to visually represent how much of each ingredient was in each drink.
I'm hoping that the collective wisdom here on the board can verify some of these measurements (which in some cases have lots of contradictory information online). You can see a legible version at this url since the attached image had to be less than 75k: Espresso Field Guide
After I get it finalized, I'm hoping to get it printed at poster size (16x20 and maybe larger) and will provide a link to buy one at cost on cafepress for the good folks of coffeegeek. Thanks!
Posted Fri Nov 19, 2010, 2:59pm Subject: Re: Espresso chart
Not a bad start, here's a couple of suggestions. The espresso shots are a little long, a double is 1.75oz to 2oz max. Over 2 oz is long. In the US single shots are becoming decreasingly popular. Most drinks are made with doubles.
A few spelling corrections: "macchiato", "affogato" For the Spanish, Latin, and French drinks such as cafè au lait, "cafè" is correct; however "caffè" is the correct spelling for caffè latte, caffè affogato, and caffè Americano.
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Lest this sound like shameless profiteering, I'm not marking these up from the cafepress base price for now, so no profit for me. I'll mark up the retail price after folks on this site have a chance to buy at "wholesale". Thanks to everyone for the feedback and corrections!
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Posted Sat Dec 11, 2010, 3:58am Subject: Re: Espresso chart
Hi - normally these kinds of posts (ie to the cafepress for sale site) are not allowed, but I'm gonna make an exception in this case because I like the project and it is highly educational - and the prices are at Cafepress's base price.
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