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I Love Coffee

Everyday when i wake up, i used to drink 2 cups of milk coffe. Coffee makes my day lighter, it awakens my spirit and prepares my body to start an active day going to work or start my routine houseworks. At work or at home i take an afternoon break with 2 cups of coffee in my garden lounge or in my favorite rest place in the gallery or in the living room.

It is important for me to take time to drink my coffee slowly with pleasure and enjoy every bit the moment it tickles in my tongue and feel its pleasant taste.

Coffee remains the favorite drink of millions around the world. Very popular in the hot summer months, iced coffee and coffee - ice. Coffee is also used for the preparation of delicious tasting coffee cake. Many countries have their own specialty coffees, Austria, for example, its "Wiener Melange" or Italy " crema latte". Other well-known specialty of this particular drink include the mocha, espresso or cappuccino. The most popular, is still as a beverage, black or with milk,

There are numerous different types of Coffees which is confusing for many people, they should choose from - different qualities, blends and price ranges. The reason for this diversity is the careful classification of the coffee, which is based on variety, purity, bean size and taste. Many find it beneficial, instead of buying ground unground coffee. If possible, the coffee beans has to be ground in your presence. This ensures that it is freshly ground.

Tip: You can check the purity of ground coffee easily by scattering some of the powder on the water. If the coffee is pure, then the powder floats on top, because coffee absorbs water very slowly. However, if coffee contains impurities, the powder sucks the water quickly going down the bottom.

My Favorite Coffee

My favorite type of Coffee is from Nespresso. I love Roma, Indriya, Volluto, Onirio and other different flavours which make me curious and brings me into different taste adventures and enjoy numerous pleasant feelings of taste experiences.

3 tips from Nespresso to create café quality coffee at home

Coffee Culture


Roasted, ground, and are freshly prepared with hot water, the little bean the favorite drink of people throughout the world. Whether as cappuccino, café latte or café au lait. Coffee knows no limits in its diversity.

Switzerland

Café crème: the normal coffee, freshly ground and prepared in a fully automatic machines such as espresso. It is very aromatic and is only here Schümli (froth).

Pflümli: Black coffee with brandy plum rounded and either served with whipped cream.

Shell: milk coffee.

Melange: coffee with whipped cream, the whipped cream is often served separately in a bowl

Italy

Espresso: 7 grams of finely ground coffee powder with 25 - 30 seconds by pressing a screen - 30 ml of water in Figure 25.

Espresso Doppio: double espresso.

Espresso Macchiato: Espresso with a normal small cap of milk foam.

Ristretto: strong, short espresso, only 15 - is brewed 20 ml of water.

Caffe lungo: opposite of Ristretto, a mild, water-stretched espresso.

Espresso Romano: normal espresso, served with a lemon slice.

Cappuccino: specialty espresso, steamed milk and milk foam. Fill the espresso with 100 ml hot milk and cover with milk foam.

Caffe Latte: Espresso Fill with hot milk, little foam.

Latte macchiato: hot milk and milk foam fill a glass, pour the espresso slowly on the edge.

Germany

Filter coffee: For a cup of coffee you need 6-8 g of ground coffee and 125 ml of water.

Iced coffee: chilled coffee with vanilla ice cream.

Milky coffee: drip coffee, half milk, half coffee.

Shevat or Schwatten: weak coffee with sugar and 2 oz grain (north German specialty).

Pharisees: black coffee with rum, sugar, and with plenty of whipped cream covered.

Bavarian coffee: coffee with schnapps and whipped cream.

France

Café au lait: coffee with milk, served in a large bowl. Espresso or double espresso is "extended" with lots of hot milk.

Café noir: black coffee.

Lungo: coffee diluted with water.

Cafe creme: coffee with cream

Austria

Schwarzer: pure coffee.

Brown: Black with cream (whipped cream), beaten.

Gold: Black with even more cream.

Mocha: very strong black man.

Fiacre: double espresso with whipped cream and kirsch.

Capuchins: Austrian Cappuccino - Espresso, steamed milk and thick cream.

Melange: half milk and half coffee.

Wiener Melange: half steamed milk, half coffee.

Spain

Café solo: The little black coffee for breakfast as popular as after a good meal.

Cortado: Who does not like the little black dress quite as sharp, is a small sip of milk added.

Leche manchada: The "tainted milk" is a lot of hot milk, where a tiny amount of coffee.

Café dei Tiempo: Against the thick head in the morning there is the coffee ice cream with a slice of lemon.

Café canario: This specialty of the Canary Islands you drink café solo with severe condensed milk.

Café con Leche: small black coffee, the waiter poured at the table with hot milk.

Turkey

Kahve: He is in Cezve (the jug with the handle) is prepared and served. The mixture is heated at the same coffee powder, water and sugar over low heat. If the Flüüsigkeit boils, then serve it in small espresso cups.

America

I guess Americans love Starbucks Coffe, of course at home where most have Coffee Machines and different coffee recipes.

Coffee Preparation

Filter jug
– tried and tested, and unlikely to succumb by any new-fangled technology; is still a favourite way of making coffee in Switzerland, for example. Just place the filter paper in the holder and spoon in the desired amount of ground coffee. Carefully pour in hot water and wait for the coffee to drip down into the jug.
Filter machine
An integrated heating system boils the water in the tank and with steam pressure pours it directly over the ground coffee in the filter holder.


Espresso coffee percolator This highly popular piece of kitchenware is also an Italian legend. The pot consists of two separate containers that screw together. In between them lies the ground coffee. The cold water in the bottom half of the pot is heated on the stove and, as steam pressure builds up, it passes through a solid pellet of ground coffee and into the top half of the pot.
Lever-operated machine The ground coffee is placed in the filter holder and pressed down slightly. Pulling down on the lever (a strong arm is required) presses a piston, which forces the hot water from the boiler to pass through the coffee. This procedure, which requires touch and plenty of practice, produces an espresso with a unique individual character – which is perhaps why it is the classic method that espresso connoisseurs tend to swear by.
Semiautomatic (espresso machine with automatic steam system). The ground coffee is placed in the filter holder and pressed down slightly. The filter holder is then inserted into the machine and tightened by hand. A button is pressed and hot water from the boiler is directed at high pressure through the coffee (hence the term “presso”, “espresso”). This is the system that most professionals still use, as pressing and tightening of the filter allows for individual portion control. Domestic users can also buy pre-packed individual portions of freshly ground coffee, ready for placing directly into the filter holder.
Fully-automatic Most of the procedures involved are automatic on this type of machine. When the button is pressed, a built-in mill grinds the coffee and tips it into a cylinder. A piston then presses the hot water through the coffee. The water is either heated up in a boiler or kept at a constant temperature by an instantaneous water heater.

Automatic machines with portion control
These automatic machines are designed specifically for use with pre-packed individual portions of coffee, which can be obtained in the form of capsules, pods or discs. The machine works in a similar way to a normal espresso machine, as the portions are laid in a filter holder (an operation that certain machines carry out automatically). The advantages of this system include consistency of quality and portion control, the possibility of enjoying a wide selection of different types of coffee, a clean and convenient operation.
Instant coffee Soluble freeze- or spray-dried coffee is placed into a cup or glass and stirred with hot or cold water. Unbeatably, fast and simple preparation – along with problem-free storage – are benefits that many prize and take advantage of. This type of coffee is ideal, for example, for making cocktails and other drinks that contain coffee as an ingredient, in coffee-based recipes (particularly desserts), and as a complement to or basis of more and more new creations that involve coffee.

Coffee vending machines are capable of putting the coffee in the cup and stirring it, while adding powdered milk and sugar at the same time.

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Coffee

Café crème

Also known as Schümli or Schäumchen in various parts of the German-speaking world. This is the type of coffee most widely consumed in Switzerland. A café crème is easy to make at the push of a button, provided the machine is correctly adjusted. Use around 9 g (1/3 oz.) of fine-ground coffee, 120–130 ml of hot water, heated to a temperature of 88–93°C (190 - 200°F), plus full cream, coffee cream or milk according to taste.

Caffè latte

Also known as café con leche, café au lait or simply latte. An espresso topped up according to taste with hot (or cold) milk. Often served in a large cup or glass. 1 previously-prepared espresso, 75–100 ml of cold milk, approx. 100 ml of hot milk. Pour the espresso into a cup and top up with hot, steam-injected milk, normally with very little foam.

Caffé lungo

A type of espresso with a somewhat milder flavour, as it is made with a larger quantity of water. 6.8-7.5 g (1/4-1/3 oz.) of coarse-ground, espresso-roasted coffee, approx. 55 ml hot water, heated to 88–93°C (190 - 200°F), warmed espresso cup The normal espresso is effectively topped up with hot water.

Caffè macchiato

Basically a cappuccino without most of its milk, i.e. an espresso with a thin top layer of foamed milk. Also regarded as something of a work of art (and one to impress that special someone with). Believe us – it can be done, as the picture shows. 1 previously-prepared espresso, a little foamed milk. Pour the espresso into a warmed cup and add a little milk foam.

Cappuccino

An espresso topped up with less hot milk to leave room for a layer of milk foam, sometimes with a sprinkling of cocoa powder added. Contents of cup 120–200ml. The term cappuccino comes from the Capuchin order of monks, whose name in turn derives from the hood (cappuccio) on their habit. 1 previously-prepared espresso, 100–150 ml milk. Pour the espresso into the warmed cappuccino cup, while foaming up the cold milk at the same time. Do not heat the milk to more than 65°C (150°F). Top up with foamy milk.

Espresso

The pinnacle of coffee culture. Italian in origin, but now common in many other countries. A properly-made espresso should be hazelnut brown in colour, with a slight reddish tinge, and have a fine layer of creamy foam on top (Schäumchen). 7.5-8.5 g (1/4-1/3 oz., or a little more) of fine-ground, espresso-roasted coffee, approx. 40 ml hot water, heated to 88–93°C (190 - 200°F), warmed espresso cup.

Latte macchiato

Fill a large glass about two-thirds full of milk, with a layer of foam on top. Now carefully pour a ristretto in through the foam. Note that this coffee is also a treat to look at! (as it is served in a glass). 1 previously-prepared espresso, 25 ml of cold milk, approx. 150 ml of hot milk (foamed up). Pour the cold milk into a glass and place some hot foam on top. Carefully pour the cup of espresso in on top. Spoon a little foam over to hide the place where you poured it in.

Ristretto

Also referred to as caffè corto. An espresso made with a reduced amount of water (a half to two-thirds of the normal quantity) . Ristretto literally means “restricted” or “limited” 6.8-7.5 g (1/4-1/3 oz.) of fine-ground, espresso-roasted coffee, 20–30 ml hot water, heated to 88–93°C (190 - 200°F), warmed espresso cup.

Café Noisette
Café Noisette

Café Noisette

50 ml coffee

8 tablespoons of hazelnut syrup
10 ml whipped cream
4 teaspoonfuls of grated hazelnuts

Method:

Mix the coffee and syrup and pour into four glasses. Spoon the cream on top. Quickly roast the grated hazelnuts in a dry frying pan and sprinkle on top of the cream.


Coconut iced coffee
Coconut iced coffee

Coconut iced coffee

Ingredients for 4 persons:

60 ml coffee

150 ml coconut milk
1-2 tablespoons of lime juice
1 sachet vanilla sugar
4 portions vanilla ice cream

Method:

Allow the coffee to cool before whisking it thoroughly with the coconut milk, lime juice and vanilla sugar. Pour the coffee mixture into ice-cold glasses and add a portion of vanilla ice cream to each.


coffe shake with strawberries
coffe shake with strawberries

Coffee shake with marinated strawberries

300 g / 10½ oz. strawberries5 tablespoons of orange-flavoured syrup

40 g / 1½ oz. sugar

500 ml strong coffee, allowed to cool

500 ml vanilla ice cream

Sprigs of fresh min

tMethod:

Clean and rinse the strawberries. Cut the strawberries into pieces and marinate in the orange-flavoured syrup and sugar for 10 minutes. Mix the cold coffee and vanilla ice cream thoroughly with a hand-held blender. Spoon equal portions of strawberry into four tall sundae glasses, and pour the coffee ice-cream shake mixture on top. Garnish with the sprigs of mint and serve.



CREME-BRULEE
CREME-BRULEE

Crème brûlée with coffee and orange


300 ml cream
200 ml freshly-made,
strong coffee
Grated zest of an orange
1 vanilla pod
200 g / 1½ oz. sugar
6 egg yolks

Method:

Place the cream, greated orange, extracted contents of the vanilla pod and coffee into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat. Whisk the egg yolks with 125 g (4½ oz.) of sugar, and stir into the hot (but no longer boiling) liquid. Pour the resulting mixture into ovenproof form, and place them in a large ovenproof dish, filled with water almost up to the brims of the form. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 25–30 minutes (with circulating fan heater: 125°C / 260°F; with bottom and top heating: 150°C / 300°F) Allow each crème brûlée to cool down and then sprinkle the rest of the sugar on top. Return briefly to the oven and grill until the sugar caramelizes.


Ice Cream Cappucino
Ice Cream Cappucino

Ice cream cappuccino

2 sheets of greaseproof paper
250 ml of very strong coffee
75 g (2½ oz.) sugar, 1 egg, 3 egg yolks
50 ml cream, 150 ml milk
30 g (1 oz.) sugar, a little cocoa powder

Method:

Cut the greaseproof paper lengthways in half and fold into long strips 4 to 5 cm (1½” to 2”) wide. Wrap each strip of paper around a glass so that the paper is about 2 to 3 cm (¾” to 1”) above the brim of the glass. Secure with a piece of string or a rubber band. Cook the cold coffee, sugar, egg yolks and egg in a bain-marie, then quench with iced water. Fold the whipped cream into the cold coffee foam and place in coffee cups until each one is about two-thirds. Freeze for at least one hour. Heat the milk and sugar, and whip up using a hand-held blender. Carefully spoon the hot foam onto the frozen coffee cream until each paper mould is full. Return to the freezer. About ten minutes before serving, take the cups out of the freezer, remove the paper moulds and sprinkle on a little cocoa powder using a fine sieve. Serve.



Spiced mocca
Spiced mocca

Spiced mocha


6 teaspoons instant coffee
4 sugar cubes
A little freshly-milled black pepper
4 mocha cups of water (approx. 30 ml each)
A few drops of lemon juice

Method:

Slowly heat the coffee, sugar, pepper and cold water, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat just as it begins to boil over. Add the lemon juice and pour into mocha cups. Leave to stand for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.


viennese coffee
viennese coffee


Viennese coffee

6 to 8 tablespoons of grated milk chocolate
80 ml milky coffee (two parts coffee to one part milk)
350 ml whipping cream
Grated chocolate curls

Method:

Place equal portions of chocolate into four coffee cups and pour hot latte on top. Spoon on the whipped cream and sprinkle with the grated chocolate curls. Serve immediately.






Tiramisu
Tiramisu

Tiramisu

6 tablespoons of cold espresso
2 tablespoons of Amaretto (or non-alcoholic Amaretto syrup)
150 g (5 oz) sponge fingers (about 23 biscuits)
250 g (9 oz.) Mascarpone
30 g / 1 oz. sugar
150 ml cream
Approx. 1 tablepoon of cocoa powder
Lemon balm

Method:

Mix together the espresso and Amaretto, and use to soak the sponge fingers. Place half the soaked sponge fingers in a mould measuring about 10 x 20 cm (4” x 8”). Whisk together the mascarpone and sugar. Whip the cream to form stiff peaks and fold into the mixture. Spread half the mascarpone cream onto the sponge fingers. Place the remaining biscuits on top. Cover with the remaining cream mixture. Keep refrigerated for at least 3 hours. Just before serving the Tiramisu, sprinkle it with cocoa powder via a fine sieve and garnish with the lemon balm.


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Being of Scandinavian heritage and growing up in the state of Minnesota coffee is or was a cultural heritage.I have noticed two changes,The first being that many people younger than me drink soft drinks rather than coffee.The other is the switch to more expensive forms of coffee.I am still old fashioned and drink regular coffee with some sweetener.


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carolp 5 years ago from Switzerland Author

Thanks for your comment dahoglund. Yes, there are lots of new discovery when it comes to coffee maschine and different types of coffee with different taste. I still have the original Italian espresso pot which i use when i have Italian visitors at home and for me if i desire for an espresso coffe to drink. On the other side i am curious about the new coffee maker and the exotic different coffee taste. I am fascinated with Nespresso.


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

Thanks for all the interesting information and recipes!


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carolp 5 years ago from Switzerland Author

Thank you for your comment RedElf. Looking forward to connect with you and exchange ideas.


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lambservant 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

What a wonderful hub. I am a coffee fiend. It's so funny how the US has gone crazy with coffee over the last 20 years. so much to choose from. When I was growing up, most people loved and drank coffee, but they drank it at home and never talked about it like it was so incredible. If we went to restaraunt we ordered coffee, but it was no big deal. Just coffee. Now there are coffee stands, on every corner, several starbucks in every city, a variety of other coffeehouses, al vying for the most popular spot. They usually have quite an ambiance. Coffee is what keeps me going and the variety makes it even more appealing.


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carolp 5 years ago from Switzerland Author

Thanks for your comment lambservant. I am a coffee drinker and i love the different exotic taste of coffee.


leann2800 5 years ago

I LOVE coffee even more in food. I just love the flavor.


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carolp 5 years ago from Switzerland Author

leann2800, my day is not perfect without coffee. Thanks.


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poshcoffeeco 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

You are preaching to the converted here carolp. I love coffee also and have my own Mobile Coffee van in the uk.

www.poshcoffeeco.moonfruit.com

Do you have this type of thing in Switzerland?


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carolp 5 years ago from Switzerland Author

Thanks for your comment poshcoffeeco. I guess most people love coffee and i am one who wants to discover different taste of good coffee.

We don't have Mobile Coffee Van here around, i haven't seen it here and in the city of Bern.

Maybe you could introduce this here and expand your business.

Keep in touch.


Eria 4 years ago

I love all forms of coffee im a latte lover really, but i also love my nespresso and when you go on holiday and get iced coffe with ice cream in it!!! mmmm....

http://www.eriacta100.com

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