Operating your Breville Café Venezia Espresso / Cappuccino Machine

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Due to continual improvements in design or otherwise,
the product you purchase may differ slightly from the one
illustrated in this booklet.
Model: BES250/BES250S Issue 1/08
Café Venezia
Espresso / Cappuccino
Machine
Instructions
BES250
BES250S
Contents
Page
Breville Recommends Safety First 4
Know Your Breville Café Venezia
Espresso / Cappuccino Machine
6
Operating Your Breville Café Venezia
Espresso / Cappuccino Machine 8
Coffee Making Tips 13
Care and Cleaning 15
Trouble Shooting Chart 17
Coffees to Try 19
Notes
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Congratulations
on the purchase of your new Breville Café Venezia Espresso / Cappuccino Machine
Breville recommends safety first
Breville recommends safety first continued
We at Breville are very safety conscious. We design and manufacture consumer products with the
safety of you, our valued customer, foremost in mind. In addition, we ask that you exercise a degree of
care when using any electrical appliance and adhere to the following instructions.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS FOR YOUR Breville Café Venezia
Espresso / Cappuccino Machine
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS FOR ALL ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES
• Carefully read all instructions before
operating and save for future reference.
• Unwind the cord before use.
• Remove any packaging material and
promotional labels or stickers before
using the Breville Café Venezia Espresso /
Cappuccino Machine for the first time.
• Do not place the Breville Café Venezia
Espresso / Cappuccino Machine near the
edge of a bench or table during operation.
Ensure the surface is level, clean and free of
water and other substances.
• Do not place the Breville Café Venezia
Espresso / Cappuccino Machine on or near a
hot gas or electric burner, or where it could
touch a heated oven.
• Do not use the Breville Café Venezia
Espresso / Cappuccino Machine on a sink
drain board.
• Always ensure the Breville Café Venezia
Espresso / Cappuccino Machine is properly
assembled before connecting to power outlet
and operating.
• The Breville Café Venezia Espresso /
Cappuccino Machine is not intended to be
operated by means of an external timer or
separate remote control system.
• Never remove the filter holder during the
brewing operation as the machine is under
pressure.
• Do not leave the Breville Café Venezia
Espresso / Cappuccino Machine unattended
when in use.
• Do not touch hot surfaces. Allow the Breville
Café Venezia Espresso / Cappuccino Machine
to cool down before moving or cleaning any
parts.
• Do not place anything, other than cups for
warming, on top of the Breville Café Venezia
Espresso / Cappuccino Machine.
• Always switch off the Breville Café Venezia
Espresso / Cappuccino Machine by pressing
the POWER button ‘Off’, switch off at the
power outlet and unplug if appliance is to be
left unattended, if not in use, before cleaning,
before attempting to move the appliance,
disassembling, assembling and when storing
the appliance.
• To protect against electric shock, do not
immerse cord, plug or appliance in water or
any other liquid.
• Do not let the cord hang over the edge of
a bench or table, touch hot surfaces, or
become knotted.
• This appliance is not intended for use by
persons [including children] with reduced
physical sensory or mental capabilities, or
lack of experience and knowledge unless
they are supervised or have been given
instruction concerning use of the appliance
by a person responsible for their safety.
• Children should be supervised to ensure they
do not play with the appliance.
• It is recommended to inspect the appliance
regularly. Do not use the appliance if power
supply cord, plug or appliance becomes
damaged in anyway. Return the entire
appliance to the nearest authorised Breville
service centre for examination and/or repair.
• Any maintenance other than cleaning should
be performed at an authorised Breville
Service Centre.
• The installation of a residual current device
(safety switch) is recommended to provide
additional safety protection when using
electrical appliances. It is advisable that a
safety switch with a rated residual operating
current not exceeding 30mA be installed in
the electrical circuit supplying the appliance.
See your electrician for professional advice.
• This appliance is for household use only.
• Do not use this appliance for anything other
than its intended use. Do not use in moving
vehicles or boats. Do not use outdoors.
• Keep the Breville Café Venezia Espresso /
Cappuccino Machine and accessories clean.
• Follow the cleaning instructions provided in
this book refer page 15.
• Use only cold tap water in the water tank.
• Do no use any other liquid.
• Never use the Breville Café Venezia Espresso
/ Cappuccino Machine without water in the
water tank.
• Ensure the filter holder is firmly inserted and
secured into the brewing head before using
the machine.
Know your Breville Café Venezia Espresso /
Cappuccino Machine
Know your Breville Café Venezia Espresso /
Cappuccino Machine
Die-cast cup warming tray
Stainless steel finish
Thermocoil heating system
Power button
Heating light
Selector control for espresso or steam function
Auto purge system for optimal coffee extraction
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Advanced dual wall crema system for ideal crema
Single axis swivel steam wand with stainless steel
frothing attachment
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Milk frothing jug
Filter holder
Extra large cup height, ideal for coffee mugs
Cleaning tool storage located at the front of the
machine under the left of the group head
Removable drip tray and stainless steel grid
1. Removable & transparent 2.75L water tank
with level indicator. Filled from the back of the
machine.
2. 1 and 2 cup dual wall stainless steel filters
3. Filter eject system
4. Italian designed and made 15 bar pump system
5. Combined measuring spoon and coffee press
Operating your Breville Café Venezia Espresso /
Cappuccino Machine
Operating your Breville Café Venezia Espresso /
Cappuccino Machine (continued)
Before first use
Pre-warming Cups
Tamping the Ground Coffee
The Cup Warming Plate will start to warm as
the machine heats.
Distribute the ground coffee evenly in the filter
and press down firmly with the tamping end of
the measuring spoon and ensure that it is level.
Remove any packaging material or promotional
stickers before using your Breville Café Venezia
Espresso / Cappuccino Machine for the first
time.
Wipe the outer housing with a soft damp cloth
and dry thoroughly. Do not immerse the outer
housing, power cord or plug in water or any
other liquid.
The water tank is located at the back of the
machine. Remove the water tank. Wash in
warm, soapy water using a non-abrasive
washing liquid. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Do not clean any of the parts or accessories in
the dishwasher.
Filling the Water Tank
Open up the water tank lid and remove
the water tank. Fill with cold water to the
maximum mark and replace in the machine.
Close the water tank lid.
The water tank has an integrated lid /carry
handle.
The water tank should be filled with fresh cold
water before use.
Check water level before use and replace the
water daily.
Pre-warm the cups by placing on the Cup
Warming Plate or placing hot water from the
group head. This will help maintain the coffee’s
optimal temperature when brewed into
the cups.
Preparing the Coffee
Pre-heating the Machine
For optimal crema, it is recommended to carry
out a complete brewing operation with water
but without any coffee grinds before making
your first coffee to ensure that the machine has
been pre-heated.
Ensure the ‘Selector Control’ is in the
‘Standby’ position and plug the power cord into
a 230/240V power outlet and switch on.
Place the 1 or 2 cup filter basket into the
group handle.
Use the smaller filter for 1 cup
larger filter for 2 cups
and the
Use 1 level measure of ground espresso coffee
for the 1 cup filter basket and 2 level measures
for the 2 cup filter basket. It is important to use
the correct amount of coffee for each filter as
the filter perforations have been constructed to
utilise the pressure in the machine to extract
optimal flavour with each brewing.
Press the ‘POWER’ button ‘On’. The ‘POWER’
button surround will illuminate. The red
‘HEATING’ light will turn off when the machine
has reached the correct temperature.
As soon as the red ‘heating’ light turns off, set
the ‘Selector Control’ to the ‘ESPRESSO’
position and run a small amount of water
through the brewing head for a few seconds
without the filter holder in place.
Priming the Group Head
Pre-heat the filter holder by placing underneath
the group head. Rinse with hot water from
the group head using the ‘ESPRESSO’ pour
function. Dry the filter and filter holder
thoroughly before use.
Before placing the filter holder into position, it
is recommended to run a short flow of water
through the group head.
When brewing for a mug of coffee always use
the 2 cup filter. If you require a larger coffee,
add the hot water first and then brew the
coffee.
Clean any excess ground coffee from the rim of
the filter holder to ensure a proper fit into the
group head.
Place a container or empty cup under the
group head, or allow water to flow straight
into the drip tray.
With the filter holder removed, prime the group
head by turning the ‘SELECTOR CONTROL’ to
the “ESPRESSO’ function for approximately 5
seconds. A pumping noise will be heard during
this operation, and water will run through the
group head.
Operating your Breville Café Venezia Espresso /
Cappuccino Machine (continued)
Operating your Breville Café Venezia Espresso /
Cappuccino Machine (continued)
Inserting the Filter Holder
Brewing Coffee
Emptying the Filter Holder
Place the filter holder underneath the group
head so that the handle is aligned with the
insert graphic. Insert the filter holder up
into the group head and rotate the handle
to the right until resistance is felt or until it
can no longer be rotated. This will be at an
approximate 90° angle to the machine.
Ensure the ‘Selector Control’ is in the
‘Standby’ position and plug the power cord into
a 230/240V power outlet and switch on.
Remove the filter holder from the group head
by rotating the filter holder to the left until it
releases. To empty the used coffee grounds,
turn the filter holder upside down in a bin and
gently tap out the coffee puck (used coffee
grounds should be thrown away with domestic
waste and not down the sink which may block
drains). Remove the filter by pressing on the
‘EJECT’ button on the underside of the filter
holder. Rinse the filter and filter holder with
water and allow to dry.
Press the ‘POWER’ button ‘On’. The ‘POWER’
button surround will illuminate. The red
‘HEATING’ light will turn off when the machine
has reached the correct temperature.
As soon as the red ‘heating’ light turns off, the
machine is heated up.
Ensure the drip tray and filter holder are
in place.
Place one or two pre-heated cups beneath the
filter holder outlet.
Set the ‘SELECTOR CONTROL’ to the
‘ESPRESSO’ position.
After a few seconds, the extraction of
espresso begins.
When sufficient coffee has been extracted,
set the ‘SELECTOR CONTROL’ to the ‘STANDBY’
position. This will stop the flow of coffee.
If you do not need to use the steam function,
press the ‘POWER’ button ‘Off’, unplug the
power cord and allow the machine to cool.
Recommended measurements are 30ml for
1 cup and 60ml for 2 cups.
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• For improved results allow the water to
be released and to start generating steam
before immersing into milk.
• Hold the milk frothing jug at an angle so that
steam wand and/or the frothing attachment
sits just below the surface of the heating
milk and the steam will move the milk
around the inside of the milk frothing jug in a
circular motion.
The machine remains ready for brewing and
maintains a constant heating temperature as
long as the ‘POWER’ switch is left ‘On’.
If the temperature should drop, the red heating
light will illuminate and the machine will
automatically heat up to the correct
brewing temperature.
 WARNING: THE METAL PARTS OF THE
FILTER HOLDER MAY STILL BE VERY HOT. COOL
THESE PARTS IN COLD WATER.
How To Texture Milk For A
Cappuccino Or Latté
• When the desired volume of froth has been
achieved, immerse the steam wand and /
or frothing attachment deeper into the milk
frothing jug to heat the milk.
The Breville Café Venezia Espresso /
Cappuccino Machine comes complete with a
stainless steel frothing attachment for easier
texturing of milk. When using the frothing
attachment on the steam wand a large amount
of textured milk is easily created.
The first step in making a cappuccino/latté is to
make a short espresso (see “Brewing Coffee”).
Then:
• Pour the desired amount of cold fresh milk
(approx. 1⁄3 full) into the stainless steel milk
frothing jug.
• Turn the ‘Selector Control’ to the
‘STEAM’ position. The red light will start to
flash indicating that the Thermocoil Heating
System is heating and preparing to create
steam.
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• Hold the milk frothing jug at an angle with
one hand and place your other hand on the
outer base of the milk frothing jug.
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Operating your Breville Café Venezia Espresso /
Cappuccino Machine (continued)
• When the base of the milk frothing jug
becomes too hot to touch, set the ‘Selector
Control’ to the ‘STANDBY’ position,
stopping the steaming function before
removing the milk frothing jug. A pumping
noise will sound for a short time; do not be
alarmed as there will be a five second
delay prior to the machine carrying out the
Auto-purge function.
• The optimum milk temperature is 60-65ºC.
A thermometer could be used to achieve the
correct temperature. Milk will begin to boil
at around 72ºC. If the milk boils, or becomes
too hot, the natural sweetness and texture of
the milk will be affected.
• To avoid milk build up ensure steam wand is
cleaned immediately after use.
• To eliminate larger bubbles, tap the milk
frothing jug lightly on bench top to combine
froth and steamed milk before pouring.
If less texture is required, remove the frothing
attachment from the steam wand and steam
the milk using the steam wand. To remove
the frothing attachment, ensure it is cool then
simply pull down and remove.
• To refit the frothing attachment, ensure it
is securely attached to the steam wand by
inserting it onto the steam wand and pushing
firmly upwards onto the rubber surround.
• Pour the steamed milk into each cup of
freshly brewed espresso coffee and spoon in
the frothing milk, in the following ratios:
Cappuccino
⁄3 espresso
1
⁄3 steamed milk
1
⁄3 frothed milk
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Latté
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⁄3 espresso topped with
steamed milk and about 10mm
of frothed milk
(traditionally served in a glass)
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Always ensure that the frothing attachment has
been firmly pushed onto the steam wand.
For best results use fresh cold milk.
Always clean the steam wand and froth
enhancer immediately after every use (refer to
care and cleaning).
Coffee Making Tips
Tips On Making The Perfect
Espresso
Don’t just rely on your coffee machine to do
all the work. Making a good cup of coffee is:
an art.
Warming Your Cup Or Glass
For brewing more coffee immediately after
using the steam function, this machine features
an auto-purge function. This ensures that
ground coffee will not be burnt by the initial
water flow from the Thermocoil being too hot.
Instead this water is automatically released
internally into the drip tray ensuring that the
internal thermostat is at optimal temperature
for extracting coffee. Your coffee will always be
extracted at this optimal temperature ensuring
only the best flavoured coffee is achieved.
 WARNING: MILK SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED
TO RUN OVER THE TOP OF THE FROTH
ENHANCER, OTHERWISE IT WILL NOT FUNCTION
PROPERLY. TO AVOID SPLATTERING OF HOT
MILK, DO NOT LIFT THE STEAM NOZZLE ABOVE
THE SURFACE OF THE MILK WHILE FROTHING.
ENSURE THE SELECTOR CONTROL IS IN THE
‘OFF’ POSITION BEFORE REMOVING THE
FROTHING JUG.
A warm cup will help maintain the coffee’s
optimal temperature. Preheat your cup by
storing on the cup warming tray or rinsing with
hot water from the group head.
Warming The Filter Holder
A cold filter holder can drop the extraction
temperature enough to significantly affect
the quality of your coffee. Always ensure the
filter holder is preheated by running hot water
through it before tamping it with coffee.
Always wipe the filter and filter holder dry
before tamping with ground coffee as moisture
can encourage ‘drilling’ - this is when water
bypasses the ground coffee during extraction.
If the grind is too coarse the water will flow
through the coffee too quickly. This will result
in an under-extracted coffee lacking in flavour
and without the thick créma on the top layer
of coffee.
The Right Measurement
A single espresso is made with ¼ ounce or 7g
of coffee. A level measure of the tamp / spoon
is the correct amount of coffee for a single
espresso and 2 level measures for a double
espresso. It is important to use the correct filter
for the amount of coffee.
Tamping Correctly
Level the desired amount of coffee by gently
tapping the side of the filter holder before
pressing down firmly with the tamping end of
the measuring spoon.
When packing for a double espresso it is
important only to tamp after the second
measure. Tamping between measures will
create a layer in the coffee that can impede full
extraction.
Purge The Group Head
The Grind
If using a pre-ground coffee, ensure an
espresso grind suitable for espresso/
cappuccino machines is purchased.
If grinding coffee beans, the grind should be
fine but not too fine or powdery. The grind
will affect the rate at which the water flows
through the coffee in the filter and therefore
the taste of the coffee.
Before inserting the filter holder, run some
water through the group head. It will ensure
that your machine has a last minute ‘clean
through’ and stabilises the temperature prior to
extracting.
Make sure to wipe off any excess coffee from
the rim of the filter to ensure a proper seal is
achieved under the group head.
If the grind is too fine (looks like powder and
feels like flour when rubbed between fingers),
the water will not flow through the coffee even
when under pressure. The resulting coffee will
be over extracted, too dark and bitter, with a
mottled and uneven créma on top.
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Coffee Making Tips (continued)
Care and Cleaning
Brewing Your Espresso
Before cleaning, ensure the ‘Selector
Control’ is in the ‘STANDBY’ position and
press the ‘POWER’ button ‘Off’. Switch off at
the power outlet, then unplug the power cord
and allow the unit to cool.
The most common mistake in brewing is to
over extract from your ground coffee.
This results in a bitter beverage with visibly
bleached crèma. Crèma is the caramel
coloured layer that floats on top of the coffee
following extraction.
Correct Extraction
A single espresso is approx 30ml
A double espresso is approx 60ml
Cleaning The Steam Wand And Froth
Enhancer
• The steam wand and froth enhancer should
always be cleaned after frothing milk.
• Remove the froth enhancer and rinse under
warm tap water.
Cleaning The Filters, Filter Holder
And Brewing Head
The taste of your coffee will, of course, depend
on personal preference and on many other
factors such as:
• Freshness of the coffee bean
• Fineness or coarseness of the grind
• Tamping pressure (pressing down)
• Quantity of the coffee grind in the
filter basket
• The stainless steel filters and filter holder
should be rinsed under water directly after
use to remove all coffee particles. Should the
fine holes in the filters become blocked; the
fine pin on the cleaning tool can be used
to clear the holes.
We recommend experimenting by varying
these factors to achieve the coffee taste of
your preference.
• Wipe the steam wand with a damp cloth,
and then with the steam wand directed back
into the drip tray, briefly set the ‘SELECTOR
CONTROL’ to the ‘STEAM’ position. This will
clear any remaining milk from inside the
steam wand.
• If the steam wand becomes blocked, wait
for the machine to cool before using the
‘CLEANING TOOL’ to unblock the opening.
• If the steam wand continues to be blocked,
the tip of the steam wand can be removed
by using the spanner in the middle of the
cleaning tool.
• Soak the tip in hot water before using the pin
on the cleaning tool to unblock. Replace the
tip back onto the steam wand and secure
with the cleaning tool.
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• The group head interior should be wiped
with a damp cloth to remove any ground
coffee particles.
• Periodically run water through the machine
with the filter holder in place, but without
any ground coffee, to rinse out any residual
coffee particles.
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Trouble Shooting Guide
Care and Cleaning (continued)
Cleaning The Housing / Cup
Warming Tray
Diluted solution
• 1 part white vinegar
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
(for softer water)
• The outer housing can be wiped with a soft,
damp cloth (do not use abrasive agents or
cloths which can scratch the surfaces).
• 2 parts cold tap water
Coffee does not run through
• Machine is not turned on or plugged in
Concentrated
solution
• 1 part white vinegar
• Water tank is empty
• 1 part cold tap water
• Selector control not in ‘Espresso’ position
 WARNING: DO NOT IMMERSE CORD, PLUG
OR APPLIANCE IN WATER OR ANY OTHER
LIQUID.
Cleaning The Drip Tray
• The drip tray should be removed, emptied
and cleaned at regular intervals, particularly
when the drip tray full indicator is showing
‘Empty Me!’
• Remove the stainless steel grid and pull
the ‘Empty Me!’ full indicator upwards to
dislodge from the drip tray. Wash with warm
soapy water, using a non-abrasive washing
liquid, rinse and dry thoroughly.
To re-insert the ‘Empty Me!’ full indicator back
into the drip tray, simply push back into aligning
slots.
 WARNING: THE WATER TANK SHOULD
NEVER BE REMOVED OR COMPLETELY EMPTIED
DURING DECALCIFYING.
(for harder water)
• Remove the filter holder and frothing
attachment. Pour the mixture of white
vinegar and water into the water tank.
• Plug the machine into the power outlet and
switch on.
• Excessive tamping
Coffee runs out too quickly
• Coffee grind is too coarse
• Incorrect quantity of coffee in the filter basket
• Not firmly tamped
Coffee runs too slowly
• The water tank is empty or low
• Place a large container under the group
head, and steam wand.
• Too much coffee in the filter basket.
• When the brewing temperature has been
reached the red ‘HEATING’ light will switch
off. Turn the ‘SELECTOR CONTROL’ to the
‘ESPRESSO’ position to commence pour.
• After regular use, hard water can cause
mineral build up in and on many of the
inner functioning components, reducing the
brewing flow, power of the machine, and
affecting the quality of coffee.
• Set the ‘SELECTOR CONTROL’ to the ‘STEAM’
position and allow the remaining solution
to run through the steam wand. When the
solution has run through, set the ‘SELECTOR
CONTROL’ back to ‘STANDBY’ position.
• We advise decalcifying the machine on a
regular basis (every 2-3 months) using a
mixture of white vinegar and water.
• After decalcifying, remove the water tank
and rinse thoroughly then re-fill with fresh
cold water. To rinse the machine, repeat
previous steps.
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• The filter is blocked (see Care and Cleaning)
• Coffee grind is too fine
Decalcifying The Machine
Do not clean any of the parts or accessories in
the dishwasher.
• Too much coffee in the filter
• Press the ‘POWER’ button to the ‘On’ position
and turn the ‘SELECTOR CONTROL’ to the
‘STANDBY’ position.
• Once half the mixture of white vinegar and
water has run through the group head turn
the ‘SELECTOR CONTROL’ to the ‘STANDBY’
position.
• Follow the instructions provided or use the
following as a guide:
• Coffee grind is too fine
• Ensure the ‘SELECTOR CONTROL’ is in the
‘STANDBY’ position, the ‘POWER’ button
is in the ‘Off’ position and the machine
is switched off at the power outlet and
unplugged.
• Machine is blocked by scale build up (see Care and
Cleaning)
• Excessive tamping
Coffee runs out around the edge
of the filter holder
• Filter holder is not inserted in the brew head properly
Coffee is too weak or watery
• Coffee grind is not fine enough (use coffee ground for
espresso machines)
• There are coffee grounds affecting the sealing around the
filter rim
• Not enough coffee in the filter
• Incorrect quantity of coffee in the filter basket
• Not firmly tamped
Coffee is too cold
• Machine not preheated
• Cups not preheated
• Milk not heated enough (if making a cappuccino or latte)
refer to Milk guide
Do not use any other decalcifying agents,
other than vinegar.
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Trouble Shooting Guide (continued)
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
No crema
• Coffee grind is too coarse
• Not enough coffee in the filter
• Incorrect quantity of coffee
Coffees To Try
CAPPUCCINO
A cappuccino has one-third espresso, one-third
milk and one-third foam. It is traditionally drunk
before noon. For added finesse, dust with
chocolate.
• Not firmly tamped
No steam is generated
• Coffee is not fresh
ESPRESSO
• Machine is not turned on
Intense and aromatic, an espresso or short
black as it’s also known. It is served in a small
cup or glass to a level of approximately 30mL.
• Water tank is empty
• Selector control not in ‘Steam’ position
• Steam wand is blocked (see Care and Cleaning)
Milk is not frothing
• Not enough steam
• Milk is not fresh and cold
• Incorrect technique (refer to How to texture Milk)
CAFÉ LATTÉ
Served in a glass, a café latté consists of onethird espresso, topped with steamed milk and
about 10mm of foam.
MACCHIATO
Traditionally served short, the macchiato is also
poured as a long black with a dash of milk or a
dollop of foam.
LONG BLACK
Add hot water first, then a shot of espresso
(single or double) is added so that crema
is maintained.
RISTRETTO
Meaning restricted, a ristretto is an extremely
short espresso of approximately 15mL,
distinguished by its intense flavour
and aftertaste.
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