Coffee Buzz – Blog

  • The length of the shot can be ristretto (or stretto) (reduced), normale/standard (normal), or lungo (long):[citation needed] these may correspond to a smaller or larger drink with the same amount of ground coffee and same level of extraction or to different length of extraction. Proportions vary and the volume (and low density) of crema make volume-based comparisons difficult (precise measurement uses the mass of the drink). Typically ristretto is half the volume of normale, and
  • The size can be a single, double, or triple, using a proportional amount of ground coffee, roughly 7, 14, and 21 grams; correspondingly sized filter baskets are used. The Italian multiplier term doppio is often used for a double, with solo and triplo being more rarely used for singles and triples. The single shot is the traditional shot size, being the maximum that could easily be pulled on a lever machine, while the double is
  •   1. Measure the amount of cold water you will need. 2. Place your pot of water on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high (just until the water heats up). 3. Add about 1-2 heaping tea spoons (or 1 tablespoon) of coffee per demitasse cup (3 oz). Do not stir it yet. Just let the coffee “float” on the surface because if you stir it now you might cause it to clump up.
  • Sheet mulching is a great way to convert any grassy or weed-riddled area into a rich garden bed by layering compostable material over the area and allowing it to sit for several months.  This mimics nature’s organic cycle of accumulating fallen leaves that decompose over time, untouched, blocking out sunlight to prevent weeds from sprouting. It is also a wonderful landscaping technique. Large burlap bags, especially coffee bags, work well for this job.  The burlap
  • Ingredients 2 cups (10 ounces) all-purpose flour 1/2 cup (1 1/2 ounces) cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup (5 1/4 ounces) granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 tablespoon espresso powder 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, divided Directions Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 375°F. Spray standard muffin