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Coffee vs. Espresso

If you’ve ever brewed drip coffee, you may have wondered whether you can make espresso with the same bean. It’s one of the most common questions we get at Real Good Coffee Co. The short answer is yes — but the process of brewing these two drinks looks a bit different. What Is Espresso? Espresso is simply a different way of brewing coffee beans. You can make espresso by using the hot water and high pressure of an espresso machine. The result is a smaller, more intense-tasting beverage than a cup...

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How to Steam Milk

Milk is an excellent complement to coffee, mellowing the flavor while bringing out the fruity and floral notes of the drink. It truly is a match made in heaven. That's why drinks ranging from cappuccinos to lattes are so popular. While you can put cold milk into your coffee and call it a day, steamed milk adds real magic. With a steam wand and some practice, it's easy to make the perfect cup of coffee right at home. What's the Difference Between Steaming and Frothing Milk? While some people talk...

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Mocha vs. Hot Chocolate

Mocha and hot chocolate are both excellent ways to warm up on a cool day and to satisfy your sweet tooth. Only mocha gives you an added caffeine boost, though. Hot chocolate is delicious at any time and even kids can drink it. Mocha is definitely for grown-ups and can be the ideal date drink or even a treat at home. The Difference Between Mocha and Hot Chocolate Hot chocolate has been around for thousands of years. In the days of the Aztecs, it was a savory drink enjoyed by...

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Arabica vs. Robusta Coffee

If you’re a coffee lover, you may have noticed the words “Arabica” or “Robusta” on your coffee. These are the two popular types of coffee species grown commercially. Both can make a hearty brew, but there are a few key differences between them. Understanding those distinctions can help guide you to your ideal cup of joe. What Is Arabica Coffee? The most popular type of coffee in the world is Arabica, made from Coffea arabica plant beans. There are many types of Arabica coffee, including Kona and Typica. Arabica has...

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How to Make Milk Foam at Home

When you order a coffee at your local coffee shop, you can ask your barista to top it with a thick layer of frothed milk. While your coffee shop most likely owns a fancy frother to create milk foam, you can learn how to make milk foam in your own kitchen.  Frothed milk can take your coffee to the next level. Whether you need milk foam to create the perfect at-home cappuccino or you just want to jazz up your regular cup of joe, milk foam can help you start...

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10 Coffee Drinks That Will Be Popular in 2021

2021 brings a lot of fresh trends to the coffee industry. We're excited to see a move toward drinking more homemade coffee as well as a focus on environmentally friendly packaging for coffee products. But what will the most popular coffee drinks be? Here are 10 coffee drinks we predict will make a significant impact in 2021. 1. Dalgona Coffee You can thank TikTok for popularizing this Korean whipped coffee drink made with sugar, water, milk, and instant coffee. Ice the milk, then whip the remaining ingredients and pour them...

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How to Make Pour Over Coffee at Home

How to Make Pour Over Coffee at Home

How to Make Pour Over Coffee at Home Watching the baristas at your local coffee shop is like watching an artist at work. From carefully grinding the aromatic coffee beans to the way they delicately pour your fresh cup of joe, it seems like only a chosen few have the chops to make the perfect cup of coffee — including you. If you're like us, you love coffee. Right now, the pour over coffee brewing technique is making a comeback since its first appearance in the early 1900s. Everyday coffee...

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How to Make a Macchiato at Home

How to Make a Macchiato at Home

Is there anything more luxurious than sipping on a freshly brewed macchiato? With rich, indulgent layers of espresso and foam, a macchiato is one of the best coffee drinks, no matter the time of day. But how can you get your hands on a macchiato if your favorite coffee house isn't open? To help you get your macchiato fix, this article will explain all things macchiato — from what a macchiato is to how to make one at home with or without an espresso machine, flavoring, and ice. Now, you...

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Which Office Character Are You Based on Your Coffee Drink?

Which Office Character Are You Based on Your Coffee Drink?

Coffee is a delicious, customizable drink for you and your tastebuds. A typical coffee order is so unique to a person that you can sometimes draw ideas about their personality based on their drink. If you're just as obsessed with coffee and The Office as we are, then you may wonder what your choice of beverage says about who you'd be in The Office. Want to know what character you are based on your coffee drink? We have a few ideas. New Email Subscribers Receive 10% Off → 1. Michael...

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Burned Your Mouth on Coffee? How to Heal a Burnt Tongue

Burned Your Mouth on Coffee? How to Heal a Burnt Tongue

There's nothing quite like sitting down to your favorite cup of freshly brewed coffee. But maybe, in your excitement to indulge in your steamy espresso or cappuccino, you took your first sip before letting your coffee cool down a bit.  Now, instead of enjoying your drink, you are dealing with a red, swollen and painful burnt tongue. To help you soothe and heal your mouth, we put together a few remedies you can try so you can go back to enjoying your favorite coffee blends once again.  New Email Subscribers...

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