Brooklyn Egg Cream

Frothy, fizzy and chocolaty, our Brooklyn Egg Cream recipe will take you back to the glory days of the drugstore soda fountain. This recipe stands out for its bold chocolate taste and characteristic frothy texture. Use your Capresso froth PLUS to create this classic fountain drink.

Brooklyn Egg Cream
Brooklyn Egg Cream

  

Brooklyn Egg Cream

1-2 servings

–       8 oz. milk

–       1-2 Tbs. chocolate syrup

–       3 oz. seltzer

Place the frothing disk in your Capresso froth PLUS and ensure it is securely snapped inside the bottom of the frothing pitcher. Add milk to frothing pitcher and press Cold button. Wait for the frother to automatically shut off. Pour seltzer into glass with chocolate syrup, and then pour frothed milk on top. Stir well and serve.

Note: By switching the syrup in this recipe, you can create other delicious Egg Cream drinks.

New York Egg Cream: Use Vanilla Syrup

San Francisco Egg Cream: Use Chocolate & Hazelnut Syrup

Key Lime Latte

You don’t need to travel far to enjoy tropical flavors thanks to our recipe for Key Lime Latte. Offering a wonderful balance of tart and sweet flavors, this cool drink will make you think you’re sipping a glass on the beach. Who needs a Spring Break vacation when we’re bringing the warm sun, swaying palm trees and ocean breeze to you in a drink?

 

Key Lime Latte
Key Lime Latte

Key Lime Latte

2 servings

–       8 oz. low fat milk

–       1-2 tsp. simple syrup

–       8 oz. limeade

–       Ice and lime wedge for serving

Place the frothing disk in your Capresso froth PLUS and ensure it is securely snapped inside the bottom of the frothing pitcher. Add milk and simple syrup to frothing pitcher and press Cold button. Wait for frother to automatically shut off. Place ice into a glass and fill half way with limeade. Pour frothed milk on top and garnish with a lime wedge.

Freshly Ground Flavor

Looking for a simple way to brew a more flavorful cup of joe?

Grinding fresh whole coffee beans immediately before brewing is one of the easiest ways to improve the taste of home brewed coffee, because freshly ground coffee beans extract more flavor and oils, producing an irresistible taste and aroma.

Our line of coffee grinders offer a consistent, high-quality grind that’s perfect for any coffee lover, but there are many other aspects that play a role in grinding coffee beans. This Guide to Grinding Coffee Beans offers tips and suggestions on how to create the most flavorful grind every time.

Capresso Grand Aroma Coffee Beans
Capresso Grand Aroma Coffee Beans

 

Guide to Grinding Coffee Beans

Grinding tips:

  • Grind right before brewing for the freshest flavor and aroma.
  • Store ground coffee in a dry, dark container with a tight closing lid.

 

Check out the chart below to determine which grinder is best for your preferred brewing method.

Grind Size Brewing Method Recommended Grinder Visual Comparison
Coarse French Press/ Percolator Blade or Burr Similar to the texture of soil
Medium Drip Coffee Blade or Burr Similar to the texture of soil
Fine Steam Espresso Disk or Conical Burr Similar to the texture of sea salt
Super Fine Pump Espresso Disk or Conical Burr Similar to the texture of fine sugar
Turkish Turkish Conical Burr Similar to the texture of sifted flour

 

  • For the widest grinding range with the most precision, grind with a conical burr grinder.
  • Disk or blade grinders tend to be the most economical options.

 

Storing Coffee: Tips to Maintain Freshness and Taste

For coffee lovers, nothing is better than the fresh taste and strong aroma of a morning cup of joe. And nothing is worse than sipping a stale cup. Flavor can be greatly affected by how coffee beans are stored, so we’ve put together a few tips and suggestions on how to properly store coffee to ensure your brew is at its best every time.

Guide to Storing Coffee

 

Capresso Grand Aroma Coffee Beans
Capresso Grand Aroma Coffee Beans

Be sure to store coffee in favorable conditions. Avoid:

  • Moisture
  • Air
  • Light
  • Fluctuating temperature
  • Strong odors

 

To help coffee keep its flavor:

  • Store coffee in an air-tight container, preferably ceramic or non-reactive metal with an airtight gasket.
  • Keep coffee in a cool, dark place.
  • Buy an amount of coffee that can be consumed within 7-10 days of purchase.
  • Do not pre-grind your coffee.

 

We don’t recommend storing coffee beans in the refrigerator. This will expose the beans to an excessive amount of moisture and odor that will damage the coffee’s flavor. The freezer is a better option for storing large amounts of coffee beans.

 

Do’s and Don’ts of freezing coffee beans:

  • Do store fresh coffee beans in the freezer for 2-3 months.
  • Do divide the coffee beans into weekly portions so the beans freeze and defrosted once.
  • Do use an opaque, freezer-safe bag and remove as much air as possible from the bag.
  • Do allow at least one hour for the frozen coffee beans to defrost before grinding.
  • Do use defrosted beans within 7-10 days.
  • Don’t return thawed coffee beans to the freezer. This will ruin the flavor.
  • Don’t freeze pre-ground coffee. Coffee grounds absorb odors more quickly than whole coffee beans.

 

Orange Crème Latte

Spice up your morning routine with an Orange Crème Latte. Refreshing and full of flavor, this frothy drink is a great way to start your morning. The Capresso froth PLUS transforms a few simple ingredients into a fun new beverage in just minutes, so you can be out the door and start your day.

 

Orange Creme Latte
Orange Creme Latte

Orange Crème Latte

2 servings

–       8 oz. low-fat milk

–       1-2 tsp. vanilla syrup

–       8 oz. orange juice

–       Shaved ice for serving

–       Orange slices for garnish

 

Place the frothing disk in your Capresso froth PLUS and ensure it is securely snapped inside the bottom of the frothing pitcher. Add milk and vanilla syrup to frothing pitcher, and press the Cold button. Wait for frother to automatically shut off. Place shaved ice into a glass and fill half way with orange juice. Pour frothed milk on top and stir. Garnish with an orange slice and enjoy.