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Dena Haines

Dena Haines is a co-founder and blogger on EnjoyJava - and is working to make it the best coffee blog in the world.

She also blogs about travel at Storyteller.Travel and photography at Click Like This. Dena is a partner at Storyteller Media, a publishing company she started with her husband, Bryan.

Espresso vs Cappuccino: 3 Key Differences (Size, Flavor, Caffeine)

When you stop by your local cafe, there are so many drink options that you might feel overwhelmed. Most types of coffee include espresso. Here are 3 key differences between espresso vs cappuccino.  An espresso is concentrated coffee made using pressurized hot water. They are served in small cups (single or double). Cappuccinos are espresso-based …

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Ristretto vs Long Shot (Lungo): 5 Key Differences (Short vs Long Espresso)

Espresso is one of the most popular coffee drinks, and for a good reason. The concentration of coffee flavors is outstanding, and it’s easy to drink. There are a number of espresso variations. What are the differences between ristretto vs long shot? Ristretto and the long shot are variations of an espresso. Ristretto is known …

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Ristretto vs Espresso: 4 Key Differences (Taste, Volume, Brew Method)

Coffee shops offer lots of options. You’ve probably come across espresso and ristretto. How do ristretto vs espresso compare in flavor, volume, caffeine, and origin? Espresso is concentrated coffee made with an espresso machine using pressurized hot water. Ristretto is also made with an espresso machine using the same process. The sole difference is the …

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Espresso vs Coffee: 4 Key Differences (Roast, Flavor, Brew Method, Caffeine)

How many types of coffee do you know? And how can we tell them apart? What’s the difference between espresso vs coffee? Here’s how to choose between coffee and espresso. Espressos are a basic component of most coffee drinks, including lattes and cortados. They are made with pressurized hot water. Coffee is typically brewed with a …

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Cortado vs Latte: 3 Key Differences (Origin, Brew Method, Taste)

Have you tried a cortado? At many coffee shops, cortado coffee is a little rarer than a latte. Even many coffee aficionados don’t know the difference between the cortado vs latte. The differences include sweetness, origins, and brew methods.  Cortado is a 1:1 ratio of espresso and steamed milk. The serving size is smaller and much …

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Latte vs Coffee: 4 Key Differences (Brew Method, Taste, Caffeine, Versatility)

Some coffee drinkers make fun of a latte as overly fancy. But what’s a cup of coffee, really? Does a latte have coffee? And what’s the difference between coffee and latte? In this post, we’ll explain the differences. Lattes are a delicious drink crafted using an espresso base, combined with steamed milk, and topped with …

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Mocha vs Latte: 3 Key Differences (Ingredients, Caffeine, Toppings)

With so many coffee drinks, what is the right drink for you? Want to try a mocha or latte? What is the right drink for you? Here are the differences between mocha vs latte. Does mocha have coffee? Is a latte sweet? And is a mocha a latte?  Mochas are made with espresso, steamed milk, …

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Cappuccino vs Latte: 4 Key Differences (Milk, Layers, Temp, Flavors)

Sipping on the bitter and acidic espresso is a bit much for many to handle. That’s where the cappuccino and lattes come into play. How do cappuccino vs latte compare in flavor, appearance, and temperatures? Cappuccinos are espresso-based drinks with distinct layers. Lattes are large drinks, made with an espresso shot and steamed milk. Both cappuccinos …

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Latte vs Espresso: 6 Key Differences (Method, Volume, Flavor)

While some people prefer a basic black coffee, there are many delicious coffee variations to enjoy. Two popular variations are lattes and espressos. What’s the difference between latte vs espresso? Despite both being made with coffee beans, they are quite different. Lattes are large drinks, made with an espresso shot and steamed milk. Espressos are …

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A Quick History of Java Coffee: Why is Coffee Called Java?

The origin story of java coffee is a tale of smuggling, colonization, and exportation. What is java coffee? And why is coffee called java? Learn the history of your favorite drink in this quick history. The term java, which is used to describe coffee, originates from the island of Java, Indonesia. The Dutch smuggled coffee …

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