Orange Chi Chi

Tropical flavors shine in our Orange Chi Chi recipe. This refreshing cocktail—with or without alcohol—is best when served ice cold at a summer party or while lounging at the pool.

 

Orange Chi Chi

 

Orange Chi Chi

2 servings

 

–       8 oz non-fat milk

–       ¼ tsp coconut extract

–       8 oz orange juice

–       2 oz vodka (optional)

–       shaved ice for serving

–       orange slices, for garnish

 

Place the frothing disk into the froth enhancer of your Capresso froth TEC and ensure it is securely snapped inside the bottom of the milk pitcher. Add milk and coconut extract to frothing pitcher. Place lid and press the Cold button. Wait for frother to automatically shut off. Meanwhile, fill each glass with shaved ice, 4 ounces of orange juice and 1 ounce of vodka (optional). Pour 4 ounces of frothed milk into each glass and stir.

Cold Strawberry Malt

May is National Strawberry Month. Enjoy this sweet fruit in our refreshing Cold Strawberry Malt.

cold-strawberry-malt

 

Cold Strawberry Malt           

1 serving

–       8 oz Strawberry milk

–       3 tbsp. Malt powder

–       2 tsp. Sugar

–       1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract

–       1 tbsp. Fresh strawberries, minced

–       Whipped cream, for garnish

Place the frothing disk into the froth enhancer of your Capresso froth TEC and ensure it is securely snapped inside the bottom of the milk pitcher. Add strawberry milk in the frothing pitcher. Place lid and press the Cold button. Slowly add malt powder, sugar and vanilla extract to frothing pitcher. Wait for frother to automatically shut off. Pour into glass, add fresh strawberries and stir well. Top with whipped cream and enjoy.

Are You an Espresso Aficionado? Answers

Answers from our Espresso Quiz: https://capressoblog.com/2013/05/17/are-you-an-espresso-aficionado/

1)    Crema. This layer is thin and foamy, with a golden-brown and sometimes red color. The crema holds sweet flavor notes as it contains the espresso’s concentrated sugars and oils.

2)    Body. It is typically a caramel-brown color.

3)    Heart. This bottom layer contains the bitterness that provides a balance to the sweetness of the espresso’s crema. The heart should be a deep brown hue.

4)    20th. Espresso was first invented in the early 1900’s as a way to decrease workers’ coffee break time.

5)    2. If the cup is too large, the espresso will cool down too quickly. The cup should also only be filled 2/3 of the way full.

6)    25 to 30. Brew time is calculated from the moment the pump switch is activated, until the pump switch is turned off.

7)    160 (inside the cup). Espresso should be brewed between 190 and 195 degrees F and should be consumed immediately after it is made (at approximately 160 degrees F).

8)    Macchiato. Macchiato means “marked” or “stained.”

9)    Cappuccino. The foam on a cappuccino can be decorated with artistic drawings, commonly know as “latte art.”

10) Latte. A latte should contain less frothed milk than a cappuccino.

11) Mocha. Add whipped cream and cocoa powder to the top if desired.

12) Americano. This drink has a similar strength, but different flavor, from regular drip coffee.

Are You an Espresso Aficionado?

Put your knowledge to the test. Enter your answers in the comments section below. We’ll update the blog tomorrow with the answers.

 

1)    ___ is the top layer of an espresso shot.

2)    ___ is the middle layer of an espresso shot.

3)    ___ is the very bottom layer of an espresso shot.

4)    Espresso was first invented in the ___ century.

5)    The maximum capacity of an espresso cup should be ___ ounces.

6)    The ideal time for brewing 1 shot of espresso is ___ seconds.

7)    The serving temperature for espresso is ___ degrees F.

8)    A shot of espresso topped with a spoonful of frothed milk served in a demitasse cup is called a ___.

9)    A shot of espresso topped with 1/3 steamed milk and 1/3 frothed milk in a large cup is called a ___.

10) A shot of espresso topped with 2/3 steamed milk and a few spoonfuls of frothed milk in a large cup is called a ___.

11) A shot of espresso mixed with chocolate syrup topped with steamed milk is called a ___.

12) A shot of espresso topped with 6-8 ounces of hot water is called an ___.

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Dr Pepper® Froth

 

Enjoy the unique taste of Dr Pepper® in froth form with this cool, refreshing recipe.

 

Dr. Pepper Froth

 

Dr Pepper® Froth

 

2 servings

–       8 oz. Dr. Pepper®

–       8 oz. Non-fat milk

–       1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract

–       Ice

 

Place the frothing disk into the froth enhancer of your Capresso froth TEC and ensure it is securely snapped inside the bottom of the milk pitcher. Add milk and vanilla extract to frothing pitcher. Place lid and press the Cold button. Meanwhile, pour 4 ounces of Dr Pepper® into glasses filled with ice. Wait for frother to automatically shut off. Pour 4 ounces of milk into glasses and top with froth. Serve immediately.

Mother’s Day & Capresso Coffee à la Carte

Searching for a gift that shows Mom you care this Mother’s Day? The Capresso Coffee à la Carte is the ideal choice.

Whether Mom enjoys a morning cup of joe, a soothing glass of tea or serving coffee to friends at a dinner party, the Capresso Coffee à la Carte combines a drip coffee maker, single serve coffee machine and a tea brewer all in one stylish, compact unit.

Mom the Coffee Lover: The machine’s innovative brewing system allows Mom to brew a single cup of coffee in less than 60 seconds. Fully customizable, the system adjusts to the amount of ground coffee in the filter, which can hold up to 12 tablespoons, fully saturating it for the proper amount of time.  Brewing buttons are easy to find and operate: simply choose the preset Small Cup or Large Cup button for single cup coffee, press and hold, then the machine goes to work. Plus, the unit brews from ground coffee, eliminating the need for expensive and wasteful pods or capsules.

Mom the Tea Lover: The versatile Coffee à la Carte is a premium pick for tea drinkers. An additional filter is designated for tea, preventing any flavor exchange between coffee and tea. Mom can brew a flavorful cup of her favorite loose or bagged tea in seconds with the programmable tea button, which rapidly steeps a cup from 5 to 10 ounces.

Mom the Hostess: Entertaining is easy with the Coffee à la Carte. Mom can brew delicious hot coffee into the 42-ounce glass carafe in less than 6 minutes. The quick-heat 2.2 bar Italian-made pump system always brews to the optimal temperature, above 200 degrees F, ensuring a tasty brew for Mom’s guests.

To learn more about the Capresso Coffee à la Carte, visit Capresso.com.

Coffee A La Carte