Cortado vs Espresso: What’s The Difference?

barista making espresso

Do you normally order up an espresso at your local coffee shop, but you’re putting some feelers out there for a new drink? If you’ve seen the cortado on the coffee bar menu, then you might be curious how it compares to the espresso. Well, if your palette is looking for something a bit more … Read more

Ristretto vs Espresso: What’s The Difference?

espresso being made

Though it’s not something you encounter on the regular, every so often you’ll be in an upscale coffee shop and hear someone order a ristretto. And if you’re like me, then you’re thinking, wtf is that? when it reaches your ears. I got tired of not knowing the difference between two, or if there even … Read more

Cortado vs Cappuccino: What’s The Difference?

barista making cappuccino

If your go-to espresso drink at the local coffee shop is a cappuccino, then you might be wondering how it compares to a cortado. I mean, after all both are just espresso and some variation of hot milk, right? Probably just different names for the same thing, huh? Well, if you’re ready to say “right” … Read more

Cortado vs Flat White: What’s The Difference?

espresso machine in coffee shop

If you’re like most coffee drinkers, then you always order the same drink – no matter what coffee shop you’re fueling up at. But what if you’re feeling adventurous and looking to try a new drink? If you find yourself at a coffee shop with more than a basic drinks menu, then do something different … Read more

A Coffee Tour of Brussels [Grand Place Area Coffee Shops]

Brussels, Belgium has a lot of famous foodstuffs. Belgian frites. Belgian waffles. And, of course, Belgian chocolate. While you don’t hear much about Belgian coffee (mostly because, like the rest of the world, Belgium just lifted their coffee culture from Italy), Brussels does have a vibrant coffee scene with plenty of worthwhile Bruxelles coffee shops … Read more