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Troubleshooting Espresso As It Brews; A Glossary Of Espresso Drinks - KitchenAid Artisan 5KES100 User Instructions

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troubleshooting Espresso as it Brews

As it pours, if your espresso...
...has more of a cinnamon color,
instead of being deep brown:
• make sure your brew group and boilers are
fully heated
• use a less acidic blend of coffee
...is whitish with thin brown streaks:
• review your tamping technique – the tamped coffee has
fractured, or a gap has developed between the coffee and
the side of the filter basket
Americano
180–240 ml of hot water added to a single cup (30 ml) of
espresso. This makes a superb cup of coffee.
café Latte
250 to 300 ml of steamed milk added to a single cup
(30 ml) of espresso. Lattes are often flavored with syrup.
café Mocha
A café latte with chocolate syrup added, and usually topped
with whipped cream and chocolate flakes. It can also be
prepared without syrup using steamed chocolate milk.
cappuccino
A standard cappuccino is a combination of steamed milk and
espresso that's capped with a layer of frothed milk;
it's usually served in a bowl-shaped cup of 180–210 ml capacity.
Powdered cocoa or cinnamon may be sprinkled on top as a
garnish.
classic cappuccino
Classic cappuccino is common in Italy, and is simply espresso
topped with frothed milk.
Doppio
A double cup of espresso.
Espresso Breve
Espresso with steamed half & half poured on top.
Espresso Brewing technique
...is thin and fast-flowing:
...barely dribbles out the filter holder:

A Glossary of Espresso Drinks

Espresso con panna
Espresso topped with a dollop of whipped cream.
Espresso Lungo
Espresso "pulled long" – that is, brewed with a greater than
normal volume. This technique produces caffeine-heavy
espresso which is thinner, lighter-colored, and less
full-bodied than normal. To make espresso lungo, brew
45 ml using the small filter basket, or 90 ml using the large filter
basket. Use a slightly coarser grind to keep the brewing time
between 20–25 seconds; extending the brewing time beyond
30 seconds will make the espresso lungo excessively bitter.
Americanos or lattes.
Espresso Macchiato
Espresso with a dab of steamed milk added to the top.
Espresso ristretto
An espresso "pulled short" – that is, brewed with less than
normal volume to maximize flavor and minimize bitterness.
For ristretto, simply brew about 22 ml using the small filter
basket or 45 ml using the large basket.
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• review your tamping technique – the tamp may not be
firm enough to provide an even resistance to the brew
water
• use a finer grind
• check coffee freshness
• review your tamping technique – the tamp could be too
firm
• use a coarser grind
Espresso lungo is often used to make stronger-tasting

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