COFFEE TERMS

BARISTA: A person who is a master of the Espresso machine and makes coffee as a profession.

CAFFEINE: A natural stimulant found in coffee. The darker the roast, the less caffeine. The caffeine burns off during the roasting process.

CAPPUCCINO: A classic blend of coffee and steamed milk named after the brown robes of the Capuchin monks.

CUPPING: The process used by coffee tasting specialists to judge and evaluate coffee beans.

ESPRESSO: A dark, rich, full-bodied coffee made when finely ground Italian or dark-roasted coffee is processed with a special machine that forces a small amount of water at high pressure through a special filter. Contact time between coffee and water is only about 25 seconds.

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