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August 16, 2019

You Can Always Ask for a Second Shot…

of Espresso That Is!

Espresso, cappuccino, latte, Americano, mocha…so many coffee combinations + so much confusion! It’s hard to believe there was a time when the only caffeinated beverage you could request was….well…coffee!

However coffee has come a long way + the understanding of coffee beans + how to properly process them has improved. Extracting superior flavour out of a superior bean takes research + knowledge. And while a good ole fashioned cup of coffee will surely hit the spot, a more aromatic, intense cup might be better!

To simplify, specialty coffee drinks start with espresso. Espresso is coffee that is brewed in such a way that only the flavourful + aromatic oils are extracted from the bean. Basically, it is a small 1 to 2 oz. shot of pressure-brewed coffee. But here is where it can get complicated: most people find espresso too strong + opt for milk…..it is how the milk is prepared + added to the espresso that results in the various drinks. Too much information can be confusing so we shall try to stick to the basics:

Espresso Macchiato
A double shot of Espresso with small amount of foamed milk poured over the shot

Espresso Con Panna
An Espresso Macchiato using whipped cream in place of foamed milk.

Caffé Americano
A double shot of espresso combined with 8 to 14 ounces of hot water

Cappuccino
A double shot of espresso, steamed milk + frothed milk foam. The large volume of foam makes it a light weight drink. Frothed milk is dry + more able to hold its shape

Caffé Latté
A double shot of espresso with steamed milk. Steamed milk has a smooth, “flat” textured appearance.

Caffé Mocha
A double shot of espresso blended with chocolate syrup. Steamed milk is added + it is usually topped with whipped cream.

Steamed milk, frothed milk, foamed milk still have you confused? To even better understand, we suggest you visit us + try them all! With eight locations around Greater Vancouver, a Take Five Cafe is waiting for you!

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April 23, 2019

Denim for a Day

Denim for a Day!

Designer jeans, casual jeans, brand named jeans, no-name jeans, blue jeans, black jeans, sequined jeans, acid wash jeans, straight legged jeans, bootcut jeans, skinny jeans, baggy jeans, ripped jeans….and crazy genes!

We know you all have them! Join us on Thursday, May 2nd as we participate in Jeans Day in support of BC Children’s Hospital. Purchase a $5.00 pin + dress in denim for the day. Money raised from Jeans Day directly benefits BC Children’s Hospital. It’s time to #jeanup for a great cause!

For more information about Jeans Day: https://www.bcchf.ca/events/event-calendar/jeans-day/
To donate online: https://www.bcchf.ca/donate/

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