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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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.
ITALIANS LOVE THEIR COFFEE
With a lovely cup of our MISCELA D’ORO ESPRESSO SINGLE.
Consisting of 70% Arabica and 30% Robusta, it’s blend that has a rich and intense aroma, full body and a velvet crema. It is a medium dark roast with an intoxicating , smooth flavour and mild acidity. Get yours here: http://www.emozione.co.za
Often categorised in the jargon of coffee connoisseurs, the “lungo” ESE coffee pod is one of our favourites!
It’s smooth and sweet, the classic Italian espresso. Lungo is actually translated as ‘long’ in Italian and is commonly known as the “stretched espresso” because an espresso machine is used to make it with generally twice as much water used to make it.
This quality is recommended for people who love espresso for its best features: it is a blend of excellent Arabica coffees with a tiny addition of top quality Robusta. Mild flavour, smooth and generous body, with medium dense crema and excellent aroma. After drinking it, besides feeling better you will have the satisfaction of having drunk a top quality coffee.Thanks to the coarser grinding you are able to enjoy a coffee Lungo or Americano too.
Have you tried our LUCAFFE CLASSIC LUNGO E.S.E POD? Click here to read more.
80% Arabica, 20% Robusta
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Happy Wednesday all you coffee lovers!