Making Espresso Drinks at Home with Ease

If you’re a regular at coffee shops, a lover of lattes, or just a general espresso enthusiast, then there’s a good chance you’ve thought about buying your own espresso maker.

Maybe you already own a fancy espresso machine or a stovetop pot, and now you’re wondering, what next?

Maybe you don’t either, but you love lattes and you really want to make your own at home.

Either way, I’m here to help. Today, I’m going over how to make basic espresso drinks from the comfort of your home.  Continue reading “Making Espresso Drinks at Home with Ease”

Navigating the Coffee Shop Drinks Menu: The Basics

Coffee shop menus can be intimidating! It’s like they use their own language, and the lines to order often go so quickly that when the customer gets to the front one, they might feel pressured to pick something quickly – even if they’re not sure what it is – or to stick with the one drink they know they like. Maybe you’ve felt like this, and want to try new things, but don’t know where to start. Or maybe you already have a general idea of what everything is, but would like more clarification.

I’m a former barista, and I’m here to help. Below, I describe each of coffee shops’ most popular drink types. I’m only delving into the basics today, but I’ll get into the more unusual and more complex drinks in another post. Continue reading “Navigating the Coffee Shop Drinks Menu: The Basics”