Barista-Style Coffee

Coffee lovers, rejoice! Looking to make your very own marvellous macchiato or fabulous flat white? With our handy guide, it couldn't be easier to start a home-brew revolution…

Six Coffee Types and How to Make Them

Espresso

Espresso

1 espresso shot (18g ground coffee + 35ml freshly boiled water)

Espresso

Strong, complex and full-bodied, there’s no beating an authentic Italian-style espresso. Best served exceptionally hot, it’s good practice to warm your espresso cup beforehand with a drop of hot water. Pour in 35ml freshly brewed coffee and enjoy the caffeine hit.

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Stovetop

Stovetop

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Why mess with tradition? A stovetop brings out the bold chocolatey flavours and tangy orange acidity of this rich roast.

Americano

1 espresso shot (18g ground coffee + 35ml freshly boiled water)
100ml freshly boiled water

Americano

Prefer a long coffee with a little less intensity than a shot of espresso? An Americano is an excellent choice. Simply add 35ml freshly brewed coffee to a cup and pour over freshly boiled water.

Americano

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Stovetop

Stovetop

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Perfect with or without a splash of milk, this best-loved medium roast produces a wonderfully mellow brew.

Latte

Latte

1 espresso shot (18g ground coffee + 35ml freshly boiled water)
250ml steamed milk

Cappuccino

A latte has a higher percentage of steamed milk than a cappuccino: 1 part coffee, 3 parts milk. Add 35ml freshly brewed coffee to a tall glass and top up with steaming hot milk. Finish with a spoonful of foam.

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Stovetop

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The result is a strong, clean shot simmering with notes of red wine and Brazil nuts.

Cappuccino

1 espresso shot (18g ground coffee + 35ml freshly boiled water)
150ml steamed milk
Cocoa powder (to serve)

Latte

The recipe for the perfect cappuccino: equal parts coffee and foam, and half the amount of milk. Pour 35ml freshly brewed coffee into your cup, so it’s a little less than halfway. Top up with the steaming hot milk and a 4–6cm layer of froth. Dust with cocoa powder as the professionals do.

Cappuccino

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AeroPress

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A sophisticated cappuccino is deserving of an elegant, dark chocolatey roast.

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Macchiato

Mocha

1 espresso shot (18g ground coffee + 35ml freshly boiled water)
250ml steamed milk
1 tsp hot chocolate powder

Flat White

Hot chocolate and coffee = the best of both worlds. Pour 35ml freshly brewed coffee into your cup and stir in the hot chocolate powder until smooth. Add steamed milk, followed by a dash of foam. (Squirty cream optional…)

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Cafetière

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The caramel sweetness and creamy undertones of this coffee are a perfect match for our classic hot chocolate. It’s been tried and tested.

Macchiato

1 espresso shot (18g ground coffee + 35ml freshly boiled water)
50–100ml steamed milk

Macchiato

For those that like the lightest splash of milk with espresso, master the art of the macchiato. Add 35ml freshly brewed coffee to a cup, followed by a drizzle of steaming hot milk. The pièce de résistance? 2–3 tsp of foam.

Flat White

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Allow the notes of lemon and cocoa to shine through in this favoured espresso blend.

Flat White

Flat White

1 espresso shot (18g ground coffee + 35ml freshly boiled water)
100ml steamed milk

Flat White

Can’t choose between a latte or cappuccino? A flat white is considered halfway, minus the foam (“flat” means no foam). Pour 35ml espresso into your cup and top up with steamed milk.

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Enjoy a clean, crisp finish. Simple.

No Milk Steamer?

  1. Fill a clean jar (an old condiment jar is ideal) with the correct measurement of your chosen milk.
  2. Securely screw on the lid and shake it for 30 seconds or so, until frothy bubbles form.
  3. Remove the lid and pop the jar in the microwave on a high heat for 30 seconds. The froth will rise to the top of the milk.
  4. When pouring the milk into your cup, use a large spoon to prevent the foam from escaping with it – you can then use it to top your drink if desired.
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