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Enjoy These Time-Honored Espresso Recipes
The menu at a coffee shop can be pretty confusing. That’s because espresso is such a versatile beverage and our specialty coffee is simply too good to have just one way. Here’s a look at the most common coffee drinks you can make with Gaviña espresso coffee beans.

Café Latte
A basic café latte is a single or double shot of espresso with steamed milk topped with a thin layer of micro-foamed steamed milk. Syrups, sauces, powders or other flavorings may be added for flavored lattes. This beverage is:

  • Served in sizes ranging from 8 - 16 oz. (250 - 500 ml.)
  • In general, 1 - 2 shots per 8 oz. (250 ml.) of beverage
  • Most of the beverage is steamed milk
  • Topped with micro-foamed milk

Cappuccino
It is often said that this beverage was named after the brown robes of Italy's Capuchin monks. Although there are many variations, popular definitions state that a cappuccino is a layered espresso-based beverage made with approximately 1/3 espresso, topped with 1/3 steamed milk that is "capped" with 1/3 frothed milk. For a dry cappuccino, use foam from frothed milk only. A cappuccino is:

  • Served in 5 - 6 oz. (150 - 175 ml) size
  • 1 shot of espresso
  • Equal parts steamed and micro-formed milk, poured together

Espresso Macchiato
"Marked" in Italian, this term refers to shot of espresso marked with a teaspoon or dollop of milk froth.

  • Serving size is 2-3oz (50-100ml)
  • 1-2 shots of espresso
  • Topped with a small amount of textured milk or foam only

Café Mocha
This is a single or double shot of espresso mixed to preferred taste with chocolate syrup or powder and steamed milk. It is often served with micro-foam and/or whipped cream as a garnish. Café mocha is:

  • Served in sizes ranging from 8 - 16 oz. (250 - 500 ml.)
  • In general 1 - 2 shots per 8 oz. (250 ml.) of beverage
  • Combine espresso, milk and chocolate
  • Most of the beverage is steamed milk
  • Topped with micro-foam and/or whipped cream

Americano
This term refers to an espresso that's "pulled long" to make a less strong, "American-style" beverage.

  • Served in sizes ranging from 8-16oz.
  • 2-3 shots per 8oz of beverage
  • Fill cup ¾ full with hot water
  • Top with espresso shots to preserve the crema

Hot Espresso Drinks
Café Latte, Vanilla Latte, Caramel Latte, Mocha

To make hot espresso drinks:

  1. Add espresso shot(s) to cup
  2. Add syrup and/or sauce to cup, if desired
  3. Add steamed or frothed milk
  4. Latte – stir with spoon. Cappuccino – do not stir
  5. Top with whipped cream if desired

Iced Espresso Drinks
Iced Latte, Iced Vanilla Latte, Iced Caramel Latte, Iced Mocha

To make iced espresso drinks:

  1. Pour espresso shot into blender container
  2. Add syrup and/or sauce
  3. Add milk
  4. Add vanilla or chocolate base powder
  5. Blend until smooth
  6. Pour over ice
  7. Top with whipped cream if desired


Blended Espresso Drinks
Blended Vanilla Latte, Blended Caramel Latte, Blended Mocha

To make blended espresso drinks:

  1. Pour espresso shot into blender container
  2. Add syrup and/or sauce
  3. Add milk
  4. Add vanilla or chocolate base powder
  5. Add ice and blend until smooth
  6. Pour into cup
  7. Top with whipped cream if desired