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Thinking about Opening your own Coffee Shop? - Know Your Coffee!

Monday, November 03, 2014

If you are thinking of buying a coffee shop for sale, it goes without saying that you should know your coffee and be passionate about the beverage!

Indeed, this is easily one of the more essential ways to make your decision to buy a coffee shop premises.

So, what are some of the more popular coffee drinks you should be familiar with if you buy coffee shops?



An Espresso is pure unadulterated coffee.

It is a traditional recipe – strong, rich and full-bodied coffee at its best.

One usually uses about seven grams of finely ground coffee to extract a single ounce shot of espresso.

One can usually order it as a single or double espresso.

Connoisseurs who like their coffee strong and robust usually order an espresso.


An Americano is the slightly watered-down version of the true espresso.

It is also pure coffee; however, a slightly larger amount of water is used to dilute the strong, slightly bitter taste of the coffee.


Cappuccino is a creamy variant, made of espresso, and similar amounts of steamed milk and frothed milk.

Most coffee shops offer cinnamon or finely grated chocolate - and probably additional milk, for customers who prefer a more luscious version of the beverage.

Café Latte

Café Latte is a much creamier edition of the cappuccino.

It is made up of a single part of espresso and between three to five parts of hot-steamed milk.

A dollop of froth on top completes this creamy beverage.

Café au Lait

Cafe au Lait is comparable to the Café Latte – the difference being that the ratio of coffee to milk is one is to one.

Instead of using espresso, brewed coffee is used, accounting for the mild and less concentrated coffee taste.


Arabica gets its name from the variety of coffee beans it is made from.

The Arabica is referred to as “mountain coffee,” as the plant from which the coffee beans come from is abundant in the mountains.

The Arabica drink has a beautiful aroma and a taste that is said to be silky-smooth and very pleasing to the palate.

Irish Coffee

Irish coffee is popular especially during chilly winter nights.

Irish whiskey spikes the drink and cream is added to make the beverage even more delicious.


The Mochaccino is a delectable and scrumptious.

A single or double-shot of espresso is combined with chocolate and frothed milk to make a hard-to-resist delightful drink with a strong caffeine-kick.

How do you take yours?

What is your favourite variety of coffee and how do you like to take it?

We’d love to hear from you here at Cafe2U – so don’t forget to send us your comments.

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