How well do you know your coffee? (part one)

Coffee is arguably one of those things in life that a lot of us refuse to go without. For some of us, coffee is the sole means of finding the motivation to roll out of bed in the morning and start the day off, so to ask someone to give up this delightful bean juice entirely is a lot to ask, in my own humble opinion.

I drink my coffee black. I always have, and arguably always will, and I believe my coffee preference stems from watching my dad drink his coffee black ever since I was a child. The first time I tried coffee myself, it was his, and so I’ve stuck with black coffee ever since.

Because I drink my coffee black and a lot of folks consider this to be rather boring, I’m not overly savvy with different types of coffee creations. I thought it might be beneficial to myself and anyone else who is a little rusty in the coffee department to share and explain different versions of this delectable stuff, so please enjoy.

This information comes from

“The espresso, also known as a short black, is approximately 1 oz. of highly concentrated coffee. Although simple in appearance, it can be difficult to master.

“A double espresso may also be listed as doppio, which is the Italian word for double. This drink is highly concentrated and strong.

“The red eye’s purpose is to add a boost of caffeine to your standard cup of coffee.

“The black eye is just the doubled version of the red eye and is very high in caffeine.

“Americanos are popular breakfast drinks and thought to have originated during World War II. Soldiers would add water to their coffee to extend their rations farther. The water dilutes the espresso while still maintaining a high level of caffeine.

“The long black is a similar coffee drink to the americano, but it originated in New Zealand and Australia. It generally has more crema than an americano,” the web page explains.

Check back tomorrow for more coffee knowledge!

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