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How To: Make a caffè breve latte coffee drink with milk and espresso

Want to brew a caffè (or cafe) breve like a champion barista? This clip will show you how it's done. There are few skills as sure to win you friends as being able to make a really excellent cup of coffee. And all it takes to make a really great cup of coffee is knowledge of the proper technique, knowledge that can be won by watching free video coffee making lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started making this coffee drink yourself, watch this video guide.

How To: Make a Caffè Americano coffee drink with hot water and espresso

Want to make a Caffè Americano like a champion barista? There are few skills as sure to win you friends as being able to make a really excellent cup of coffee. And all it takes to make a really great cup of coffee is knowledge of the proper technique, knowledge that can be won by watching free video coffee making lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started making this coffee drink yourself, watch this video guide.

How To: Make a Starbucks style mocha

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a Starbucks style cafe mocha. The materials and ingredients required for this recipe are: coffee, coffee grinder, stainless steel pitcher, thermometer, chocolate syrup, milk and a espresso and cappuccino maker. Begin by filling the bottom of a coffee cup with chocolate syrup. Then load the espresso machine with the coffee and fill the stainless steel pitcher with milk. Now steam the milk and load the coffee. Finish by adding the coffee and ste...

How To: Whip up chocolate egg cream (chocolate soda)

Despite what its name would naturally suggest, the chocolate egg cream drink doesn't actually contain any eggs...or cream. It does, however, contain chocolate (thankfully). The chocolate egg cream is actually a chocolate soda (thank the heavens for such an invention) that's not well known outside of New York, though we're it soon will be.

How To: Brew java with the Technivorm Moccamaster coffeemaker

Coffee is one of the world's greatest discoveries, but a bad cup of joe can be devastating for your morning. Technivorm makes some of the world's best coffeemakers, and their Technivorm Moccamaster drip coffee brewer is one of the greatest. It's handmade in the Netherlands, and is considered to be the best coffeemaker ever. Poul Mark, founder of Transcend Coffee in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, demonstrates how to brew a great pot of coffee with this renowned Dutch-made machine.

How To: Make a better cup of coffee using a French press

Do you think you need to spend a hundred bucks to have good cup of coffee? This is not the case! All over Europe, they have been using the French press forever, and now you, too, can take advantage of this energy saving method. This is one of the cheapest ways there is to make a fresh cup of coffee and it is extremely easy to use.

How To: Brew gyokuro tea with ice cubes

Tea is usually brewed with hot boiling water. In this how to video our host shows you a new method of making gyokuro tea with ice cubes. This brewing method is more commonly known as shinobi-cha and it is very easy way to enjoy your tea longer. Watch and start making tea with ice cubes using the shinobi-cha method.

How To: Prepare Bomb Pop bubble tea with tapioca pearls

Kids and young adults all over the world are crazy for this cold and refreshing new drink sensation. Bubble Tea started in Taiwan in the early 1980s, and now there are Bubble Tea shops on every street corner in Asia. Normally this drink is served in a clear glass with a wide straw in order to suck up the tapioca pearls that sink to the bottom. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to prepare Bomb Pop bubble tea.

How To: Steam milk for latte art using soap and water

Latte art is a fun, creative way to spice up your average cup of joe. Watch this video to practice your latte art with steamed soapy water. First, pour a drop of dish soap into a latte making cup. then using the espresso machine fill it with hot water. Use the espresso machine to help steam and mix the soap, as if it were a latte. It will turn into a white, frothy substance. Then pour the soapy water into a coffee mug. Use the latte cup's guide to make sure you pour at the right angle. Watch ...

How To: Boil milk

First, find yourself a very large pot with a thick base that will distribute the heat evenly, preferably a stock pot. If the bottom is thin, consider some sort of diffuser. If you don't have one, buy one. They are cheap and you'll be glad you did. They even have them in the grocery store sometimes, for less than $10. Pour in your milk and turn on the heat to medium/high. Bring the milk to a boil over high heat stirring constantly, controlling the foam against boiling over.

How To: Make Vietnamese coffee in a French press

Coffee helps make the world go round. Well not exactly, but it does help add a bit of energy to those who are finding an eight hour work day to be a tad bit overwhelming. Out of all the different types of coffee out there, this particular video will focus on Vietnamese coffee. It will show you how to make it by using a French press. Enjoy!

How To: Make a cappuccino on a home espresso machine

In order to prepare Cappuccino with your home espresso machine, you will need the following: milk, coffee, an espresso machine. Fill steamed milk container 2/3 full of milk. Submerge the milk underneath the spinner, before you turn it on. Allow it to steam the milk, until it is warm and frothy. Keep an eye on it, judging the consistency for your self. Remove, when the milk is warm and frothy. Turn the machine off, before you remove the cup. Clean your wand.

How To: Froth milk with a steam wand

In this video, we learn how to froth milk using a steam wand on a traditional espresso machine. First you will foam your milk then you will mix the milk. First you will pour your milk into a container and place it inside of your steamer and turn it on full power. The milk will start to foam and you will see bubbles rising on the top. Keep this going for about 30 seconds then tap down your milk two times. When you look at the milk, it will be a rich and creamy texture. You can add this to your...

How To: Make a frappé

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a frappé. Save money and time by making a blended frozen coffee drink from the neighborhood cafe right at home.

How To: Make an espresso con panna (or "espresso with cream") coffee drink

Want to make an espresso con panna like a champion barista? This clip will show you how it's done. There are few skills as sure to win you friends as being able to make a really excellent cup of coffee. And all it takes to make a really great cup of coffee is knowledge of the proper technique, knowledge that can be won by watching free video coffee making lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started making this coffee drink yourself, watch this video guide.

How To: Make a cappuccino without an espresso machine

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a cappuccino at home without using a cappuccino maker. First, use your french press to make coffee, using whichever coffee you prefer. Next, pour the hot coffee into a glass and warm up skim milk in a sauce pan. Then, pour the milk into the french press and aerate the warm milk, which will thicken it. When finished, pour the warm milk into the coffee. Now all you have to do is stir the coffee and milk together and you've got a delicious cappuccino! Add a...

How To: Make iced coffee in a blender

Summer is coming and an iced coffee would taste really good when that temperature is sizzling! To make a good iced coffee you will need:1. electric mixer2. ice3. milk4. caramel5. chocolate syrup6. brewed coffee

How To: Make a flavorful and spicy chai tea latte

Go above and beyond tea bags and enjoy the spicy taste of a chai tea latte. It's a combination of spiced chai tea with milk that's usually steamed from an expresso machine, but there's no reason to get all fancy with your chai. This video will show you how to make some flavorful chai tea lattes without special equipment. You can easily adjust the spices to suit your taste buds.

How To: Use the pour over method to make coffee fast and easily

Drip coffee makers are fast and easy, but make a lot of coffee that doesn't taste very good. If you just want one good cup of coffee in the morning and don't want to buy any special equipment, watch this video. It will show you how to brew coffee using the pour-over method, in which you make one cup at a time without expensive machines or equipment.

How To: Make strawberry flavored milk

In this tutorial, Michael Crupain shows us how to make strawberry flavored milk. To do this, take 200 grams sugar and put it into a large mixing bowl with 180 grams of elder flower sugar. Also add 65 grams of yogurt and whisk together until everything is well combined. Now, you can whisk in 665g of fresh strawberry puree and 1 quart of milk. Now, you can pour the milk into a pitcher and place it into a fridge until it's chilled. When you're ready, you can serve as you like and enjoy as you pl...

How To: Make buttermilk from regular milk

This video tells us the method to make buttermilk from raw milk. This procedure has many steps. We start by taking the raw milk in the first step. This should be carefully measured. Take a pound of milk for our purpose. Purchase a regular buttermilk from the grocery store. In the next step, take about a teaspoon of buttermilk bought from the grocery store and add it to the raw milk kept in the jar. Mix the added buttermilk and the raw sugar thoroughly. Leave the mixture overnight to sit. This...

How To: Prepare mate tea

This is a very useful instructional video on how to prepare mate tea. To prepare mate tea you need a mate straw as you see on the video. You also need mate cups and mate tea powder. First you need to have almost boiling water in a kettle. Now you have to put about half a mate cup of mate tea into mate cup. You can close your palm and invert the cup so that the unwanted tea power will stick to your palm. Now you can pour the water into the mate cup from the kettle. Now you can insert the straw...

How To: Make a latte with US barista champ Heather Perry

This is a video showing how to make a perfect latte at home. First the coffee is ground and then she pours some milk. The presenter says that 1/3 of the daily requirement of milk can be found in a latte. Once the coffee is ground it is brewed. She uses a lot of coffee so that it is richer. While the espresso is being made, the milk is steamed. The espresso should drip out like honey. The steamed milk is then poured over the coffee.

How To: Make a strawberry bellini

Yummy! In this tutorial, learn how to make a strawberry bellini. Strawberry belinis are a nice twist on a classic glass of champagne. Bellinis are deliciously sweet and can be enjoyed on any occasion - even brunch! So, check out this tutorial by mixologist Miguel Aranda from the Food Network, and pretty soon you will serving your party guests with the tastiest cocktail around.

How To: Make homemade buttermilk

Did you know that you can whip up some of your own buttermilk at home? Most people don't like taste of buttermilk alone but it can taste great when used as an ingredient in red velvet cake and many other recipes. Buttermilk actually doesn't contain any butter at all. It's a mixture of distilled vinegar and milk. It can give recipes a little edge that they wouldn't normally have without the kick of vinegar. A long time ago buttermilk used to be the milky liquid that is left after homemade butt...