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Kinds of Drinks
Terms in Espresso Making
Kinds of Coffee & Tea
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Harvesting / Processing
All figures are approximate, especially with coffee. Different
varietals can have different caffeine content, and the way the
coffee is roasted can also change the values.
Double espresso (2oz) 45-100 mg
Brewed coffee (8 oz) 60-120 mg
Instant coffee (8 oz) 70 mg
Decaf coffee (8 oz) 1-5 mg
Tea - black (8 oz) 45 mg
Tea - green (8 oz) 20 mg
Tea - white (8 oz) 15 mg
Coca Cola (12 oz can) 34 mg
Pepsi (12 oz can) 38 mg
Barq's Root Beer (12 oz can) 22 mg
7-up (12 oz) 0 mg
Chocolate milk (8 oz) 4 mg
Dark chocolate (1 oz) 20 mg
Milk chocolate (1 oz) 6 mg
Ben & Jerry's Coffee Fudge Frozen Yogurt (8 oz) 85 mg
6 Green Teas
Green teas have undergone less processing than black teas, and
have a much lighter flavour. The health benefits of green tea
are seemingly endless. Since the leaves are not fermented, the
taste is pleasantly fresh and herbal. You should never brew green
teas in fully boiling water.
Sencha is the most popular of Japan's green teas. It has a lightly
astringent taste along with a slight sweetness. Lesser quality
sencha tea is called bancha.
Dragon Well tea (also called Lung Ching) is the ultimate green
tea. The name comes from a legendary well in the West Lake region
of China where the tea is produced. The colour is bright green
and the flavour is quite brisk. Be prepared to pay more than usual
for this quality tea.
Macha is the kind of tea used in tradtional Japanese tea ceremony.
It's ground up very fine, and the tea is whisked when prepared.
The flavour is light and sweet. Macha works well added to desserts
These tea leaves are rolled into tight, little balls that apparently
resemble old-style gunpowder. Because of the rolled form, Gunpowder
tea stays fresher longer than most other green teas. The taste
is fresh and a little grassy.
Jasmine isn't exactly a kind of green tea, but is a blended tea
with green tea leaves and jasmine flowers. The blossoms give the
tea a very refreshing taste, and fragrant aroma.
Like the jasmine tea, genmaicha isn't a kind of tea but a blend.
This time, sencha green tea is mixed with toasted brown rice.
Sounds odd, but the tea has a distinctive toasty flavour.
Top 6 Black Teas
of tea come from the Camellia sinensis plant, but the processing
makes a world of difference. Black teas are harvested, dried and
well fermented to give them their distinctive flavours. These
are the finest black teas you can find.
Keemun is considered by most to be the finest of all Chinese black
teas. It's smooth and very aromatic, and can be found in many
quality tea blends. Keemun is great by itself, or with a bit of
milk and sugar.
Named for the Darjeeling province in India, this fine black tea
is another worth trying. The Darjeeling region also produces excellent
green and oolong teas. The black teas have a delicate flavour
but are still full-bodied.
This is the Chinese black tea of choice for folks who like a flavour
with a bit of bite. Yunnan black teas are rich, with a slightly
Nilgiri is a lighter and more delicate black tea, from India.
This tea is excellent for the novice brewer, as it is a bit more
forgiving if not steeped quite right.
Top 10 Cocktail Recipes
Regardless of the history, the Martini is the perfect
addition to the list of historic and classic cocktails. For each
generation and for each genre there are many variations to this
• 1½ oz - Gin
• ½ oz - Dry Vermouth
Stir with ice cubes and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with an olive or lemon.
This drink may taste light and fruity, but it can pack
• ½ oz - Melon Liqueur
• ½ oz - Orange Juice
Layer ingredients in a shot glass and drink
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Like the sandwich, but better!
• 1 oz - Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur
• 1 oz - Black Raspberry Liqueur
Pour both liqueurs into a shaker filled with ice, shake until
completely cold and strain into a lowball glass.
The Energy Drink gives you an upward feeling, while the Jager
takes you down. Be ready for a hell of a ride.
• 1 oz - Jagermeister
• 5 oz - Red Bull or other Energy Drink
Pour Jagermeister into a highball glass filled with ice and fill
with Red Bull Energy Drink.
This cocktail can be served as a big shot or simple cocktail.
Either way, you are sure to get a tasty drink.
• 2 shots of Apple Juice
• 1 shot of Vodka
• Whip Cream
Combine apple juice and vodka in a strainer filled with ice. Shake
and pour into a lowball glass. Top off with whip cream and sprinkle
cinnamon on top.
Whether you’re trying to get rid of a headache, or create
one of your own. This cocktail can do the job.
• 1 oz - Orange Juice
• ½ oz - Sweet and Sour
• ½ oz - Triple Sec
• 1 oz - Raspberry Schnapps
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and pour into a lowball glass
filled with ice.
Unlike it’s counterpart, this cocktail is a flavorful
drink that can be substituted as a dessert.
• 1/3 oz - Vanilla Vodka
• 1/3 oz - Triple Sec
• 1/3 oz - Pineapple Juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into a
• 1½ shot - Melon Liqueur
• 1 shot - Lime Vodka
• 1 shot - Absolut Vodka
• 1 shot - Triple Sec
• 1½ shot - Blueberry Schnapps
• 1 splash of lime juice
• 1 splash of 7-Up
Pour ingredients in a highball glass over ice, and stir.
This classic drink will definitely take you back in time.
• ½ oz - Scotch Whiskey
• ½ oz - Gin
• ½ oz - Rum
• ½ oz - White Crème de Cacao
• ½ oz - Light Cream
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a highball glass.
This sweet cocktail combines rum and orange curacao, a lovely
• 1¼ oz - Captain Morgan’s Rum
• ¾ oz - Orange Curacao
• 1¼ oz - Sweet & Sour
Mix all ingredients in an ice filled shaker and strain into a
lowball glass. Garnish with an orange peel.