RISTRETTO AND ESPRESSO
Ristretto or an espresso, similar? The difference between ristretto and espresso is the amount of water pressed through the grounds. This will also change the length of the pull. Ristretto uses approx 20ml or three-quarters of the amount of water (or less), making the ristretto a shorter shot than the espresso. Ristretto has a slightly swear profile than espresso.
LONG BLACK AND AMERICANO
A Long Black or an Americano, the same? At first glance, maybe. But there is a subtle difference that changes the flavour profile. Long Black starts with hot-water with the espresso added after, while an Americano starts with an espresso with hot-water then added. This changes the depth of the flavour profiles and the foamy Crema.