It’s an eternal fact that Italian coffee is the best form of coffee. Why?
It’s pretty evident that Italians have been passionate about espresso for hundreds of years and perhaps the the rest of us are just merely trying to ‘catch-up’.
It is undeniable that the passion, expertise and love is apparent in every delectable sip of Italian-made coffee – and it’s because they just get it. Italians have mastered the process of coffee-making and have therefore perfected the espresso.
Ernesto Valente produced the first pump driven espresso machine in the 1960’s. This design concept remains the cornerstone for contemporary espresso coffee machines.
On the most part, Italians tend to drink coffee in its purest form – that being Espresso. Espresso is merely one short black shot of coffee and therefore gives you no chance to cover-up a poor espresso coffee with milk, cream or sweeteners. So Italians therefore take great care in delivering the perfect, organic espresso.
Through every sip, us South Africans are merely the beneficiaries of hundreds of years of experience, expertise and this particular Italian passion for the perfect espresso.
To order your Italian coffee machine or ESE coffee pods, head on over to our online shop!
This ESE pod delivers a magnificently strong and resolute taste. Its full body taste is the result of the dark roasted Robusta and has a deliciously intense aftertaste. This coffee is for real Neapolitan Espresso lovers.
Composition: 100% Robusta
Our selection of Caffe Borbone Espresso pods are customised specially for ESE pod machines – E.S.E pods (Easy Serving Espresso). This means that there’s absolutely no grinding, no measuring of the ground coffee and no mess. E.S.E pods are the easiest way of making a superb Espresso, Coffee or Cappuccino – with the joy of a convenient preparation and the right temperature means it has perfect results such as a thick crema.
Caffè Borbone is a long established roaster in the Naples region. The balance and flavour of their coffees will confirm that the traditional roasting ethos is still very much intact. Caffè Borbone is roasting and blending coffees for over 28 years.
Price: only R4,30
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Price: Only R8.00
Blucaffe is a combination of the greatest passion, flavor and of course secrets of Gian Luca Venturelli. It is an enigmatic mix of various beans from tropical plantations at high altitudes, where some extraordinary coffee diversities are produced and then merged in this perfect blend.
Espresso for us is more than a pleasure, it must create an emotion and good memories.
We are proud to be an eco-friendly company !
We have chosen paper for our pods. Paper pods are totally biodegradable, unlike plastic capsules which unfortunately are spreading as an alternative standard. Paper pods enable us to produce healthier coffee. Filter paper is particularly effective in reducing the presence of grounds and other coffee residues such as waxes and oils. It is also used in pharmaceutical applications because it traps waterborne bacteria and reduces impurities. And the coffee, besides being more eco-friendly, is also healthier and more digestible.
It’s no secret that coffee-drinkers are fashionable, trendy and stylish.
How do you espresso yourself? We looked at a few coffees and made the assumptions ourselves!
You want to be Parisian cool and are always on the run. Your outfits are simple and organised but always well accessorised. You’re all about the outfit’s trend factor and love to be in style. Your Chanel handbag is your prized possession.
You have a meeting in the next hour. You rushed out the door this morning and still aren’t sure exactly what you’re wearing.
You have a deadline in less than 30 minutes and have been awake since 4am. You’re in your favourite sweats and have no makeup on.
The presumably “fancy order” that has a certain no-nonsense retro chic to it. You dress in Country Road, aspire to holiday in Rome and read Penguin Modern Classics.
White, two sugars. You’re dressed in your work clothes and your Woolworth’s pencil Skirt is your go-to outfit piece. Black is your favourite colour to wear.
Coffee may not have been invented in Italy but the coffee culture that we know and love did originate there. Here are a few regular coffee jargons to remind you of the significant difference between an Espresso and a Doppio, or a Cappuccino and a Caffe Latte:
Espresso : known a Caffe in Italy, served in a 3 oz or demitasse cup. Strong in taste with a rich bronze froth known as a crema on top.
Doppio : Simply a double espresso.
Ristretto: More concentrated than a regular espresso that is made with less water.
Lungo or Caffe Americano: An Espresso made with more water – opposite a Ristretto.
Macchiato: Espresso that is “marked” with a dollop of steamed milk on top.
Corretto: Espresso that is “corrected” with grappa, cognac or sambuca.
Cappuccino: Espresso with foamed milk and containing equal parts espresso, steamed milk and foamed milk.
Cappuccino scuro: Cappuccino prepared with less milk and is a darker color.
Cappuccino chiaro: Cappuccino prepared with more milk (but less than a caffe latte) and is lighter in color.
Caffe’ latte: Espresso made with more milk than a cappuccino but only a small amount of foam. In Italy it is usually a breakfast drink.
Latte macchiato: Steamed milk that is “marked” (sometimes ornately) with a shot of espresso coffee.