9 Coffee recipes with an Espresso shot as the base

Know your coffee

Have you ever ordered an espresso coffee and when it arrived at your table it was not what you expected? Here’s a list of 9 coffee recipes with an espresso shot as the base to ensure you never order the wrong beverage again! 

What is aN espresso?

Espresso is a concentrated hot drink (coffee) produced by forcing hot water through finely ground coffee with an espresso machine. A perfect espresso is deliciously smooth, with full body, intense aroma and a velvety crema. The classic espresso recipe is a a single shot of espresso and is best served in a pre-heated espresso cup.

9 Coffee recipes with a espresso shot as the base:

Espresso Macchiato

A single shot of espresso topped with 1-2 tablespoons of foamed milk right in the espresso cup.

Espresso Doppio (Double Espresso)

Double the quantity of espresso to +-90 ml for double the pleasure. Typically served in a cappuccino cup.

Espresso con Panna

A single or double espresso shot topped with whipped cream.

Espresso Romano

A single shot of espresso topped with fresh lemon peel. This is not a traditional Italian recipe, but often served in the US.

Spicy Viennese Espresso

Mix a double-shot of espresso, 1/2 t cinnamon, 4 ground cloves and 1/2 t allspice. Top with whipped cream.


A cappuccino is traditionally prepared with 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk and 1/3 foam in a small cup typically 118 – 180 ml in capacity. A cappuccino is generally garnished with a light sprinkle of ground chocolate, cocoa, cinnamon, nutmeg or vanilla powder. For a flavoured cappuccino you simply have to add some quality coffee syrup to taste.

Mocha Cappuccino

Mix 1/3 part espresso to 2/3 part steamed milk, after dissolving cocoa or chocolate syrup with the milk to taste.

Black Eye

A cup of American style drip coffee with a double-shot of espresso added.

Caffe Americano

Espresso diluted with hot water to drip coffee strength.

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With the help of this list you’ll get exactly what you have ordered. If you have any other fun coffee recipes of your own, please share it with us.

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