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Caffe Latte

The term “caffe latte” dates back to 1847, however, they were popularised in 1980s Seattle, with the drinks popularity spreading globally in the 1990s. Some people drink lattes with a dash of flavoured syrup added to it, here at Monjava we believe it tastes best just the way it is.

 


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Flat White

The origins of the flat white are disputed – both Australia and New Zealand claim to have invented the drink. Either way, flat whites are a popular coffee including a shot of espresso, textured milk and a small amount of foam on top.

TIP: Textured Milk is milk that has been heated and aerated using steam.


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Long Black

A drink popularised in Australia and New Zealand, the long black is 2/3 hot water topped with a double shot of espresso. If made properly the crema from the espresso will float on top of the hot water.

TIP: Crema is the thin layer of foam that sits on top of an espresso, this should be golden brown.


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Macchiato

The word Macchiato means “marked” and the name derives from the small amount of textured milk added to the shot of the espresso that “marks” the surface. Macchiato is a classic European style beverage.

TIP: Textured Milk is milk that has been heated and aerated using steam.


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Ristretto

Due to the fact the water is in contact with the coffee beans for a shorter length of time than in an espresso; the flavour is bolder, fuller, with more body and less bitterness than an espresso. A ristretto is for the truly devoted coffee drinker.

 


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Espresso

Espresso, also known as a short black is perhaps the world’s most famous coffee and is famed for its thick tan coloured crema. The name espresso is associated with the cafe’s in Italy’s beautiful piazzas.

TIP: Crema is the thin layer of foam that sits on top of an espresso, this should be golden brown.


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Cappuccino

Cappuccino in its current form dates back to the 1950’s. With less milk than a caffe latte, cappuccinos have a stronger espresso flavour and a smooth, velvety texture. Traditionally cappuccinos were enjoyed at either breakfast or with a sweet pastry, but are now a popular drink throughout the day.


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Mocha

Chocolate and coffee – these two flavours are meant to be together. The mocha is based on the caffe latte and is the perfect combination of coffee, chocolate and milk. This style is also referred to as a mochaccino.