Have you ever walked into a coffee shop, looked at the menu and froze?
Maybe you were wondering what all the names of the coffee choices meant. Perhaps you’ve seen Espresso, Ristretto, Lungo, and Doppio on the menu. These are the types of coffee made by forcing water through a tightly packed bed of coffee at high pressure.
But do you have any idea what the differences are among them?
These coffee names were given by how they are being extracted from an espresso machine based on the same ingredients and same processes. For instance, some of these require a longer brewing time, hence it yields more coffee, while some yield less.
In case you do not know what Lungo is, it means long in Italian. A Lungo is a long-draw espresso. It is a variation of an espresso shot that is produced by letting the brewing process continue for more than 30 seconds. This long full cup extraction coffee is similar to Caffè Americano, but it is more compact, tastes quite bitter, and contains lots of caffeine. You read it right, bitter.
When it comes to taste, bitterness is often considered as an adverse element, especially in black coffee. The research shows that bitterness not only adds a delectable complexity to some food and drinks but is often quite good for health. It also shows that black coffee can have beneficial effects on conditions such as diabetes, mental illness, and depression.
A typical Lungo has roughly double the amount of water used in espresso which yields about 3-4 ounces of liquid. In a
We humans consume with both our mouth and our eyes. So finding an element to enhance both the flavor profile and visual attractiveness of a Lungo is important. Froth is the answer! Froth will enhance and balance the flavors in Lungo, while giving a creamy texture to complement the drink to a different level. Froth will not only add dimension and volume to the Lungo, it will also change the color of the coffee slightly to make it more appealing and yummy.
I am going to show you an easy way to froth a Lungo and give it a creamy look by using simple gadgets. Keep on reading!
- Ground coffee – 18 grams
- Sugar – 1 teaspoon
Creamy beverages are a delight to drink. What makes this Creamy Lungo somewhat unique is that it has a creamy component you don’t find in regular Lungo, which enhances the overall mouthfeel. Creamy Lungo gives a different texture and
This is one easy coffee beverage to make at home and perfect for entertaining guests after dinner. Give this frothy and unique Creamy Lungo a try, it is surprisingly delicious!