We know that in your hotel business you often find yourself in a situation where you need to train new team members. Tchibo Coffee Service offer full training to all your new baristas from our SCA qualified trainers, but for those that are very new to coffee, it can seem like there is a lot to remember. What they need is a simple guide which explains the most common coffee recipes that they can refer back to.
Have you’ve hired a new team member in your hotel who doesn’t know their Americano from their Macchiato? Never fear, we’ve listed coffees below and we have also developed a downloadable guide.
Most coffee drinks begin with an espresso. It is simply a shot of coffee produced by forcing a small amount of water through ground coffee beans.
It is very concentrated so contains more caffeine per unit volume than other coffee-based drinks.
Macchiato means ‘stained’ or ‘spotted’ in Italian, so caffé macchiato means coffee spotted with milk. To make a Macchiato, take a shot of espresso and drop a small amount of milk foam into it.
Usually just referred to as a ‘latte’, this is one of the most common coffee-based drinks. It is made up of an espresso shot and topped up with steamed milk and milk froth on top.
A Latte Macchiato is similar in terms of the components that make up the drink, but the espresso is added to the milk rather than vice versa, creating clear layers of steamed milk, coffee and foam.
A cappuccino starts with an espresso (or two depending on the cup size), and is topped with one third steamed milk, and one third foam. Often, a sprinkle of chocolate powder is added to the top of the foam.
A flat white is similar to a caffé latte but uses different ratios of the components. It is usually served in a 6-8oz cup, with a double shot of espresso, steamed milk and a thin layer of foam. It is smaller and stronger than a latte.
An Americano is a diluted black coffee. It is six-parts hot water to one-part espresso. The hot water should be added to the cup first, followed by the espresso.
A Mocha is like a latte with a chocolatey twist. It is made by combining a shot of espresso with cocoa powder and topping up with steamed milk. Sometimes whipped cream is added to the top for extra luxury.
If you have new baristas in your business, Tchibo Coffee Service Trainers will be able to show them all the techniques so that they can produce these drinks, such as how to use a traditional machine, as well as steam and froth milk. To find out more about how Tchibo Coffee Service can support your hotel, please get in touch!
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