Put cream and sugar in first. By putting these ingredients in first you won’t even have to stir but you’ll have your cream and sugar evenly distributed in your cup.
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Be careful with ANY supermarket coffee
As you browse the supermarket shelves, be careful about what you select. First, look for whole beans. If you buy ground coffee, you can be sure it won´t be as fresh as coffee you grind yourself. And if you buy tins of ground coffee, more often than not you´ll be buying a blend of all kinds of different coffees, some of which may have come from lower-quality beans. And when you buy bags of beans, make sure the packaging is air-tight and that the bag has a special one-way valve. (Sometimes hard to find – but these valves are usually on the front of the bag, near the top.)
With whole beans you know what you´re getting
When you buy whole beans from a reputable source, you know what you´re buying. The trouble with a lot of ground coffees is that they contain a whole mix of different beans from different growing areas. And sometimes, when coffee prices go up, even big coffee companies will add cheaper coffee types to their ground blends, just to keep the price down.
Coffee Type for Cappuccino
A cappuccino is 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk, and 1/3 frothed milk.
Espresso doesn’t refer to a type of coffee, but rather the brewing method used to make it. Any type of coffee bean can be used, and which type–arabica or robusta–depends on your location and coffee establishment. In Italy, for example, many espresso blends are based on dark-roasted robusta.
Espresso is made by forcing water through coffee grounds under pressure.