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    Espresso Infused White Russian

    White Russian is a twist of its predecessor, the “Black Russian” (5:2 vodka:coffee liqueur). The Black Russian is a signature drink designed for Perle Mesta, the American ambassador to Luxembourg, while he was hanging out at a bar at the Hotel Metropole, Brussels, in 1949. Cream was added to the Black Russian sometime during the cold war period in the 50s or 60s to refine its taste, creating the White Russian. Think of the White Russian as the cappuccino of the vodka/coffee liqueur “world”. It was first mentioned as a cocktail in 1965 here in the San Francisco Bay Area (Oakland Tribune on November 21, 1965). With a bit of arrogance, we can embrace it as our local cocktail; although its popularity is due to the…

    Is Making Espresso at Home a Pain? It Doesn’t Have to Be.

    WHAT IS AN ESPRESSO? “Espresso is a 25-35ml (.85-1.2 ounce) beverage prepared from 7-9 grams (14-18 grams for a double) of coffee through which clean water of 195 °-205 °F (92 °-95°C) has been forced at 9-10 atmospheres of pressure, and where the grind of the coffee is such that the brew time is 20-30 seconds.” (Definition by Specialty Coffee Association of America) Espresso from The Mysterious Farm Blend. If you like Nutella, this coffee is for you 👯 #coffeetime #sffoodie #sffood #fairfax #sfcoffee #manmakecoffee #baristalife #homebarista #yummy #thirdwavecoffee #specialtycoffee #smoothie #eeeeeats #sanrafael A video posted by Unleashed Coffee (@unleashedcoffee) on Mar 16, 2016 at 8:08am PDT Whoah. This is the industry standard definition for an espresso and I will tell you right now that...