What is an Americano? The Americano, also known as the Caffè Americano is one of the most popular coffee beverages in the United States of America. It’s essentially an espresso-based drink but is combined with hot water instead of steamed or foamed milk. One reason for the popularity of this beverage is its perceived healthiness […]
How Much Caffeine is in Hot Chocolate?
There is nothing like coming from the frigid outdoors and enjoying a warm mug of hot chocolate. Have you ever wondered how much caffeine is in hot chocolate? Chocolate in any fashion has a way of hugging our inner spirit! We know this warm beverage as either “hot chocolate” or “hot cocoa.” But did you […]
Where Does Coffee Come From?
We all enjoy a good cup of coffee, but have you ever thought about where your coffee comes from? It’s easy for us to recognize a coffee bean, but most of us wouldn’t be able to identify the actual coffee bean tree. Today we will take you through the origins of coffee and where it […]
How to Make Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
Coffee lovers know the exquisite taste of chocolate-covered coffee beans. But, buying these yummy little treats can be expensive. Why not make them yourself? We are going to show you how to make chocolate-covered coffee beans. Fun fact: the caffeine content in… 17 coffee beans = 2 cups of coffee 5 coffee beans = 1 […]
What’s the Difference: Oolong Tea vs. Green Tea
We’re 99% sure you have heard of or tried green tea before, but what about oolong tea? Oolong tea is not as popular in the United States as it is in some Asian countries; however, it comes with an equally long list of benefits. Oolong tea and green tea, like all true teas, originate from […]
What’s the Difference: Cortado vs. Latte
American coffee options are always evolving and we see European specialties popping up in our coffee shops all the time. You’ve probably tried the Italian latte, with its creamy texture and fluffy milk foam, but have you sampled the tasty Spanish cortado yet? But wait, what’s the difference between a latte and a cortado? Let’s […]
What’s the Difference: Matcha Tea vs. Green Tea
Have you recently seen your favorite influencer share a picture of a fabulous matcha tea latte? Have you seen all the matcha tea-flavored goodies pop up at your local grocery store? Well, you’re not alone because matcha tea is the new kid on the tea block that everyone is talking about. However, what really is […]
How Much Coffee is in a Shot of Espresso?
What exactly are you getting in that delightful shot of espresso? You might be wondering how espresso is different from coffee, or how much caffeine it contains. There are several different ways to answer the question “How much is a shot of espresso?” For anyone wondering how much coffee is in a shot of espresso, […]
Flat White vs. Cappuccino: What’s the Difference?
There are two espresso-based drinks that have become commonplace in coffee shops around the world. They are the Flat White and Cappuccino. When looking at the Flat White vs. Cappuccino, it’s easy to be confused and not really know the difference. The Flat White upset the whole balance of the coffee scene when it was […]
How Long Does Ground Coffee Last?
Believe it or not, ground coffee begins to stale within around 20 seconds of being ground. This is because the surface area of the coffee particles is so small, oxygen can do damage faster than it can when the coffee is still in bean form. Since ground coffee doesn’t last or stay fresh for very […]