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Encyclopedia > Long black

A long black is a style of coffee, most commonly found in Australia and New Zealand, made by pulling a double-shot of espresso over hot water (usually the water is also heated by the espresso machine). A long black is similar to an Americano, which is a weaker version of a long black, made with a single shot of espresso and more hot water. A cup of coffee Coffee as a drink, usually served hot, is prepared from the roasted seeds (beans) of the coffee plant. ... Espresso brewing, with a dark reddish-brown foam, called crema. ... Water is a tasteless, odourless substance that is essential to all known forms of life and is known as the universal solvent. ... Americano (also cafe Americano) is a style of coffee prepared by adding hot water to espresso, giving a similar strength but different flavor than regular coffee. ...

The order in which a long black is made (water first, espresso second) is important; reversing the steps will destroy the crema and often 'burn' the espresso, giving it an unpleasant taste. However, there are many different variations on this method and it is not uncommon to find caf├ęs that create long blacks slightly differently. Coffeehouse in Damascus A coffeehouse, coffee shop, or café shares some of the characteristics of a bar, and some of the characteristics of a restaurant. ...

External links

  • http://www.cybercoffee.com.au/recipes.html



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