For some people, a cup of coffee is not just a cup of coffee, but for others…there seems to be no difference. But others would argue that there needs to be the right amount of beans from the right place to give the right flavour of a golden espresso coffee. The machine needs to be clean, the portafilla needs to be clear and the tamper needs to be tight…all so the pressure of the water can press through the freshly ground coffee to give a caramel liquid that goes perfectly with all sorts of milks and flavours… depending on your preferences.
Our most popular requested coffee is a cappuccino and it begins with a shot of AA Arabica beans extracted from our EXPOBAR machine, (all supplied by Altura Coffee in Western Adelaide) milk is then steamed and textured to a perfect 64C to allow the golden liquid to blend without burning. The layer of shiny foam that finishes off this creation, sits just on the rim of the mug. We then dust the domed textured foam with chocolate powder, so that your first sip is an instant success.
Our next popular coffee is the cafe latte, and it too begins with a perfect shot, then completed with the beautifully textured milk but only a thinner layer of shiny foam sits just inside the rim of the cup…allowing us to manipulate the milk to some beautiful patterns and latte art.
We then move onto our flat whites, which again begin with a shot of espresso, then topped off to just under the rim with hardly any froth at all. This too can also have some varieties, but only on request. A fun fact fact is that FLAT WHITES are generally only found in Australia and New Zealand, as our history in coffee has really morphed from a few different cultures…but in true Aussie style, we tend to make things our own….and the Flat white is the closest espresso that our older generation, in particular, are more familiar with, after a few decades of instant coffee served with milk and sugar.
Of course, we are trained to create coffees in a particular way, but if you like it hotter or cooler, with extra flavours or shots, or with a scoop of ice cream, all you need to do is ask and we will craft your espresso just the way you like it.
See our full menu to see what kind of espresso you would like to try…you could even have a different one for everyday of the week if you so choose….there are plenty of varieties to try.
So what’s the difference between a short black, long black, latte, cappuccino, a macchiato, an affagato, mocha and anything else you have heard? I think these pictures will do the trick!
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