The Top 5 Tips For At-Home Baristas

The Top 5 Tips For At-Home Baristas

After a BIG weekend, all we need is a cup of coffee to kick off the week! Luckily for us, Nespresso’s Head of Coffee, Karsten Ranitzsch has offered his top 5 tips for at-home baristas.

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CoffeeAfter a BIG weekend, all we need is a cup of coffee to kick off the week! Luckily for us, Nespresso’s Head of Coffee, Karsten Ranitzsch has offered his top 5 tips for at-home baristas:

1.)   Get frothy- The density of froth changes depending on the type of milk used. Milk with a high fat content makes a richer and denser froth, whereas milk with a low fat content will make a lighter, more aerated froth.

2.)   Learn the language – Impress your guests with your coffee knowledge. A Caffé Latte in Italian simply means ‘coffee and milk’, while the word Macchiato literally translates as ‘stained’, meaning to make the coffee with a stain of milk.

3.)   Create new tasting experiences- Try adding coffee to sweet and savoury recipes, whether it’s a simple Affogato for dessert or as part of a savoury dish. Check out www.nespresso.com/coffee-and-milk for more recipes.

4.)   Serve wisely – The design, size and shape of your coffee cup can improve the coffee-drinking experience, as the shape has an impact on the structure and consistency of the crema. For espresso, serve in a small cup made of porcelain or glass and for coffee with milk, use a taller glass.

5.)   A perfect match – When pairing coffee with snacks, coffee should enhance the flavour not overpower it. The trick is to look for complementary flavour notes, so pair strong coffee with intense, rich treats such as dark chocolate and mild blends with delicate snacks like puff pastry.

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