Making Espresso-based Drinks

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Making an espresso-based drink is one of the most crucial skills you need to master as a barista. This course will take you through the five most popular espresso-based drinks — from cappuccino, americano, macchiato to cafe latte and mocha — and how you can brew the best cup of coffee with quick and easy steps.

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  1. How to Make a Cappuccino
  2. How to Make an Americano
  3. How to Make a Macchiato
  4. How to Make a Café Latte
  5. How to Make a Café Mocha

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How to Make a Cappuccino

Making Espresso-based Drinks Course - Lesson Excerpt

How to Make a Cappuccino

How to Make a Cappuccino

In this lesson, you'll learn how to make one of the most popular espresso-based drinks -- the Cappuccino.

How to Make a Cappuccino

What you'll need: Espresso machine Milk pitcher Cappuccino cup Thermometer

What happens if you don’t purge the steam wand? Select all that apply

Step #4 Switch on the steam wand. Create froth until it has reached 37°C.

How to Make a Cappuccino

While froth is created, the amount of milk increases, so make sure to place the nozzle close to the milk's surface.

How to Make a Cappuccino

Don't let the nozzle touch the bottom of the pitcher. Keep warming the milk until it reaches +55-62°C.

How to Make a Cappuccino

Step #5 Swirl the milk to release any large air bubbles. You can also tap the milk jug against a counter.

How to Make a Cappuccino

Step #6 Pour the milk over the espresso from a low height.

How to Make a Cappuccino

And there’s your cappuccino!

How to Make a Cappuccino

How to Make an Americano

Making Espresso-based Drinks Course - Lesson Excerpt

How to Make an Americano

How to Make an Americano

In this lesson, you'll learn how to make one of the strongest espresso-based drinks-- the Café Americano.

How to Make an Americano

What you'll need: Espresso machine Thermometer Coffee Cup Espresso Glass

Step #2 Pour hot water into a cup. Fill it up to two-thirds of the cup.

How to Make an Americano

Step #3 Pour the espresso into the cup of hot water.

How to Make an Americano

And there's your Café Americano!

How to Make an Americano

How to Make a Macchiato

Making Espresso-based Drinks Course - Lesson Excerpt

How to Make a Macchiato

How to Make a Macchiato

In this lesson, you'll learn how to make one of the most popular espresso-based drinks with foamed milk -- the Café Macchiato.

How to Make a Macchiato

What you'll need: Espresso Machine Milk Jug Thermometer Coffee Cup

Step #4 Switch on the steam wand. Start by putting the nozzle just on the surface of the milk.

How to Make a Macchiato

After a few seconds, slowly elevate the jug so the nozzle reaches deeper into the milk. But make sure that the nozzle doesn't reach the bottom of the jug!

How to Make a Macchiato

Step #5 Adjust the jug until you find the perfect position where a whirlpool is created in the milk. Continue warming the milk until it foams and reaches 60 °C.

How to Make a Macchiato

Step #6 Swirl and tap the jug gently to remove large air bubbles in the foamed milk.

How to Make a Macchiato

Step 7 Pour a small amount of foamed milk into the espresso cup. Remember: We only need the milk foam!

How to Make a Macchiato

And there's your Café Macchiato!

How to Make a Macchiato

How to Make a Café Latte

Making Espresso-based Drinks Course - Lesson Excerpt

How to Make a Cafè Latte

How to Make a Café Latte

In this lesson, you'll learn how to make one of the most popular espresso-based drinks with milk -- the Café Latte.

How to Make a Café Latte

What you'll need: Espresso Machine Milk Jug Thermometer Latte Glass

Step #4 Switch the steam wand on. Start by putting the nozzle just on the surface of the milk.

How to Make a Café Latte

After a few seconds, slowly elevate the jug so the nozzle reaches deeper into the milk. But make sure that the nozzle doesn't reach the bottom of the jug!

How to Make a Café Latte

Step #5 Adjust the jug until you find the perfect position where a **whirlpool **is created in the milk. Continue warming the milk until it reaches +55 to 62 °C.

How to Make a Café Latte

Step #6 Swirl and tap the jug gently to remove large air bubbles in the foamed milk. Make sure it's smooth and silky.

How to Make a Café Latte

Step #7 Slowly pour the foamed milk into your espresso. Don't forget to leave a centimeter of stiff foam on top!

How to Make a Café Latte

And there's your Café Latte!

How to Make a Café Latte

How to Make a Café Mocha

Making Espresso-based Drinks Course - Lesson Excerpt

How to Make a Café Mocha

How to Make a Café Mocha

In this lesson, you'll learn how to make one of the most popular espresso-based drinks with chocolate-- the Café Mocha.

How to Make a Café Mocha

What you'll need: Espresso Machine Milk Jug Thermometer Coffee Cup

Step #5 Switch the steam wand on. Start by putting the nozzle just on the surface of the milk.

How to Make a Café Mocha

After a few seconds, slowly elevate the jug so the nozzle reaches deeper into the milk. But make sure that the nozzle doesn't reach the bottom of the jug!

How to Make a Café Mocha

Step #6 Adjust the jug until you find the perfect position where a **whirlpool **is created in the milk. Continue warming the milk until it reaches +55 to 62 °C.

How to Make a Café Mocha

Step #7 Swirl and tap the jug gently to remove large air bubbles in the foamed milk. Make sure it's smooth and silky.

How to Make a Café Mocha

Step #8 Slowly pour the foamed milk into your espresso and cocoa mix. Don't forget to leave a centimeter of stiff foam on top!

How to Make a Café Mocha

Step #9 Add whipped cream and sprinkle some cocoa powder for garnish.

How to Make a Café Mocha

And there's your Café Mocha!

How to Make a Café Mocha

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