Drink Recipes and Ratios

Learn how to make coffee and milk-based drinks such as an espresso, latte, americano, cappuccino, macchiato, and more. Includes a suggested basic recipe and ingredient ratio for each drink to help you get started, as well as additional fun recipe ideas. Experimentation is encouraged!

Affogato | Americano | Caffè Mocha | Cappuccino | Cortado | Espresso | Espresso Doppio | Espresso Lungo | Flat White | Latte | Latte Macchiato | Long Black 

How do I Make an Affogato?

  1. Place a 3 oz scoop of ice cream into a cup.
  2. Pull a double shot (2 oz) of espresso into the cup containing the ice cream.
    • To pull a double shot of espresso, add 15 grams of finely ground coffee to your portafilter.
      • Brewing time should be 20-30 seconds.

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Affogato Recipe Ideas

How do I Make an Americano?

  1. Pull a double shot (2 oz) of espresso.
    • To pull a double shot of espresso, add 15 grams of finely ground coffee to your portafilter.
      • Brewing time should be 20-30 seconds.
  2. Pour 4 oz of hot water over the espresso.

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How do I Make a Caffè Mocha?

  1. Pull a double shot (2 oz) of espresso.
    • To pull a double shot of espresso, add 15 grams of finely ground coffee to your portafilter.
      • Brewing time should be 20-30 seconds.
  2. Stir in 2 oz of hot chocolate.
  3. Top with 2 oz of half & half or steamed milk.

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Mocha Recipe Ideas

How do I Make a Cappuccino?

  1. Pull a double shot (2 oz) of espresso.
    • To pull a double shot of espresso, add 15 grams of finely ground coffee to your portafilter.
      • Brewing time should be 20-30 seconds.
  2. Steam 2 oz of steamed milk and 2 oz frothed milk.
  3. Pour 2 oz of steamed milk into the cup containing the espresso.
  4. Top with foamed milk.

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Cappuccino Recipe Ideas

How do I Make a Cortado?

  1. Pull a double shot (2 oz) of espresso.
    • To pull a double shot of espresso, add 15 grams of finely ground coffee to your portafilter.
      • Brewing time should be 20-30 seconds.
  2. Froth 1 oz of lightly textured milk into 2 oz of foamed milk.
  3. Pour foamed milk on top of espresso.

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How do I Make an Espresso?

  1. To pull a single shot (1 oz) of espresso, add 6-8 grams of finely ground coffee to your portafilter.
    • Brewing time should be 20-30 seconds.

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Espresso Recipe Ideas

How do I Make an Espresso Doppio?

  1. To pull a double shot (2 oz) of espresso, add 15 grams of finely ground coffee to your portafilter.
    • Brewing time should be 20-30 seconds.

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How do I Make an Espresso Lungo?

  1. Extend the extraction time on your espresso machine to 35 seconds and pull a double shot of espresso.
    • This should result in 3 oz of less concentrated espresso.

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How do I Make a Flat White?

  1. Pull a double shot (2 oz) of espresso.
    • To pull a double shot of espresso, add 15 grams of finely ground coffee to your portafilter.
      • Brewing time should be 20-30 seconds.
  2. Froth 4 oz of steamed milk.
  3. Combine the espresso and steamed milk.

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How do I Make a Latte?

  1. Pull a double shot (2 oz) of espresso.
    • To pull a double shot of espresso, add 15 grams of finely ground coffee to your portafilter.
      • Brewing time should be 20-30 seconds.
  2. Froth 10 oz of steamed milk and .05 oz of milk foam.
  3. Pour the steamed milk into the cup containing the espresso.
  4. Top with the milk foam.

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Latte Recipe Ideas

How do I Make a Latte Macchiato?

  1. Prepare 2 oz a piece of both steamed milk and milk foam, similar to a cappuccino.
  2. Pour into a clear glass.
  3. Brew a double shot (2 oz) directly into the milk for a beautiful layering of coffee and milk.
    • To pull a double shot of espresso, add 15 grams of finely ground coffee to your portafilter.
      • Brewing time should be 20-30 seconds.

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How do I Make a Long Black?

  1. Pour 4 of hot water into a cup.
  2. Pull a double shot of espresso (2 oz) into the cup containing the hot water.
    • To pull a double shot of espresso, add 15 grams of finely ground coffee to your portafilter.
      • Brewing time should be 20-30 seconds.

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