Haleigh Eustis

Intern, Digital Marketing

Good morning! There’s no better way to start the day than a strong cup of coffee. Though a cup of black coffee is always a reliable choice, there are so many variations of caffeine intake that differ from a regular cup of joe. The list of hot and cold beverages can seem extensive, and a bit overwhelming, but we are here to make that easier! Here is a breakdown of your favorite coffee beverages, and how to make them. 

Drip Coffee: Drip coffee is your regular black coffee! It can also be referred to as “filter coffee” as the hot water passes through a coffee filter and brews with the coffee grounds. You can make drip coffee in a pot or Keurig, as it’s quick and can be altered to taste stronger or weaker based on flavor palette.  

Cold Brew: Cold Brew is much like coffee, but has a stronger and smoother flavor that many people tend to prefer. To make cold brew is simple! Take coarse coffee grounds and put them in a mason bar. Pour cold water over your grounds (depending on your flavor palette, some people like a 3-1 ratio of water to grounds or a 4-1 ratio of water to grounds). Leave your cold brew in the fridge for 24 hours and strain your grounds once the flavor is to your liking.

Check out our Maple-Pumpkin Cold Brew!

Latte: If you’ve never made a latte, then it may seem a bit overwhelming, but don’t worry! Lattes are a simple coffee beverage that has two ingredients: espresso and milk. With the espresso at the bottom of your cup, froth your milk. A proper latte will have steamed milk and a light layer of foam on the top. Add a syrup of your liking to add a new depth of flavor 

Try making our White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte! 

Latte Macchiato: Much like a latte, a Latte Macchiato includes the two same ingredients: espresso and milk. Though the ingredients are the same, the process is slightly different. You will froth your milk and add it to your glass. Lastly, you will add your shot of espresso to the top and watch as the espresso slowly combines into the milk.  

Cappuccino: If you ever order a cappuccino and are shocked that it’s so light in weight, don’t be alarmed! Unlike lattes which are milk heavy, cappuccinos are light in weight because the cup is primarily frothy milk. This beverage is filled with the airy foam that your milk frother will create, and generally it’s easier to extract the foam with a spoon 

Mocha: Much like a latte, a mocha is the same concept with the acceptation of added chocolate syrup. In your cup, add your hot espresso and your desired amount of mocha syrup. Combine the chocolate into the hot espresso by swirling them together then top off your drink with a layer of smooth foamy milk! 

Check out our Mocha-Almond Meringue Cake!

Red Eye: Want an extra jolt of caffeine in the morning? Try a red eye! This drink is purely caffeine as it’s a layer of black coffee and a shot of espresso. The ratio of drip coffee to espresso is completely determined by what you prefer. 

Americano: Lastly, the americano! This drink is simple as it requires two ingredients: espresso and water. You read it right! An americano is a simple beverage of an espresso shot topped with hot water. This beverage tends to replicate drip coffee and it’s a tame way of drinking your espresso if the flavor is too strong for you. 

With this list in mind, elevate your morning coffee game and take on the day . . caffeinated!  Shop Price Chopper/Makret 32 for all of your coffee needs! 


Coffee 101: Which is Your Favorite?

Mia Teal

Marketing Coordinator, Paid Media

It’s Sunday morning at your local coffee shop, and the person in front of you orders a coffee you cannot even pronounce. You quickly Google what in the world they just said, but still do not understand the various types of coffee. You may be wondering, “Aren’t these all the same?” We get it. We have been there and are here to help! Whether you are a black coffee drinker or a “Caramel Macchiato with Extra Cold Foam and Light Ice” kind-of person, we got you covered. Any confusion is sure to be cleared up after reading below!

Regular Brewed Coffee: What is “brewed coffee?” Brewed coffee simply contains coffee grounds that are brewed (hot water poured onto the coffee beans) and then filtered. Whether you like hot coffee with cream and sugar or just plain black, we have an option for everyone at Price Chopper and Market 32! Check out our collection at the end of this blog. 

Iced Cold Brew: Contrary to iced coffee that was originally hot, iced cold brew is never hot. Iced cold brew is brewed from 12-24 hours and then steeped at room temperature. After this process is finished, the cold brew is diluted with water and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 14 days. This type of coffee has more caffeine and a smoother taste than normal iced coffee. 

Espresso: Espresso can be taken as a shot for a burst of energy or poured into your cup of coffee. Espresso is a concentrated form of coffee that is made by using finely ground coffee beans, hot water, and applying high pressure. The taste of espresso is very strong and bold compared to other coffee. 

Americano: When comparing an Americano coffee to regular hot coffee, there appears to be no difference, however, there is a slight discrepancy between the two. Americano coffee simply contains espresso and water, whereas regularly brewed coffee are coffee beans that have been filtered. 

Latte: A hot latte consists of milk foam at the top of the cup, a large amount of steamed milk in the middle, and then espresso on the bottom. The milk used for a latte is steamed and frothed to create a delicious, thick foam. While an iced latte has the same ingredients, espresso is simply poured over chilled milk. Any type of milk can be used to create a latte, including non dairy almond milk, soy milk, and oat milk. 

Cappuccino: While a latte and cappuccino are very similar, the ratio of milk is what differentiates the two. Cappuccino ratios are 1:1:1 with equal parts of milk foam at the top, steamed milk in the middle, and espresso at the bottom. 

Macchiato: A hot macchiato contains espresso at the bottom and a lot of steamed milk on top. That is it! An iced macchiato is the same thing except a lot of chilled milk is added on top of the espresso.

Of course, with any of these drinks, you can modify it to your liking. Whether you enjoy a sweet syrup mixed in or whip cream on top, these drinks can be tailored to anyone’s preferences. The next time you hear the person in front of you order a long-named drink, you won’t have to Google what they are asking for!

Interested in making the best latte? Check out this Iced Caramel Vanilla Latte from our YouTube Channel! 

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