Category: Shots

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Tuning your espresso maker

Espresso machines are the heart and soul of the professional and home cafe world, and are required to make high quality espresso based beverages from a standard latte or cappuccino, all the way to drinks similar to a mocha or an undertow.

Corto Shot

Corto shots (often synonymous with Ristretto) can be used as the basis for many other drinks but also work quite well drunk straight as an Espresso shot. Here are the methods and tips on making a good Corto shot.

Revvivare shot

Revvivare shots get their name from the Italian word Ravvivare meaning to revive. It was popularized in the UK and has quickly gained popularity through Europe and into Australia and New Zealand. It is essentially a double Cortissimo shot with a caffeine hit making it an ideal morning coffee. Here are the methods and tips on…
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Lungo Shot

Lungo shots are an alternative to the Americano, which is a shot of espresso topped up with hot water. The Lungo is a long full cup extraction through the ground coffee and can taste quite bitter and contains lots of caffeine. Without realising it many beginners use their pod machines at home and pull a full…
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Cortissimo shot

Cortissimo shots are used as the base for many other drinks particularly the flat white and Cortado but work well in other coffee options if you prefer a stronger taste and less caffeine. Here are the methods and tips on making a good Cortissimo shot.

Ristretto Shot

Ristretto shots (literally restricted) can be used as the basis for many other drinks but also work quite well when drunk as an Espresso shot. Here are the methods and tips on making a good Ristretto shot.

Espresso shot

Espresso shots are used as the basis for many other drinks including Americano, Cappuccino and Latte. Some prefer a double shot. An espresso shot is the amount of coffee used to brew an Espresso which is a very small, intense coffee drink.

Types of Coffee

Have you ever entered a cafe with friends, and had no real clue as to what everything on the menu was? When still walking through the doorway to the mythical land of coffee, almost everyone feels this sort of confusion. Today’s goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible when it comes to…
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