Restaurants in Calistoga, CA—Tips and Info for Better Coffee Enjoyment

There’s no such thing as ‘just coffee’. When you visit a supermarket and walk to an aisle labeled ‘COFFEE’, you’ll instantly be amazed at the number of varieties available. Depending on where you shop at, there could be hundreds of coffee product varieties, each one distinct and delicious, yet all share some quality of recognizable coffee-ness.

Restaurants in Calistoga, CA—Tips and Info for Better Coffee Enjoyment

Diversity is important in many things, and coffee is no exception. Here are four of the most popular coffee blends out there, with details on what characterizes them from their plentiful coffee brethren.

Cappuccino – one of the most popular types of espresso drinks. Most coffee shops have these on the menu though there might be different versions of it. The recipe for true cappuccinos is equal amounts of espresso and steamed milk/milk froth.

Cafe Latte – consists of one part espresso and two parts steamed milk with 1cm of milk foam. Skilled baristas often have crafty ways of pouring the foam creating miniature artworks on the surface. Sugar is added to taste.

Café Mocha or Mochachino – a cappuccino or caffe latte topped with chocolate syrup or powder.

Caramel Macchiato – commonly prepared by combining espresso, caramel and foamed milk or steamed milk though this type of beverage is very varied. Sugar may be added although these types of espresso drinks are already sweet by themselves. Vanilla is often added for extra flavor.

Yearning for a bit of coffee in Napa Valley? You’re in luck. Posh coffee restaurants in Calistoga hotels like the Marketplace Express in Twin Pines Casino & Hotel offer a whole host of coffee choices that’s sure to satisfy your coffee cravings. Pair it with one of their pastries, sandwiches, or salads, and you’ll be sure to enjoy your favorite hot beverage even more.

If you want to truly enjoy coffee though, here’s one mind-blowing, life-changing, paradigm-shifting tip: Drink it from the mug. Leave the plastic and Styrofoam cups in the realm of ordinary coffee, but when it comes to these types of espresso drinks from popular coffee places like the Marketplace Express, only porcelain mugs and cups will do. With that in mind, here’s how to drink your coffee like a boss:

• Drink your coffee slowly, but not too slow that the drink gets lukewarm.
• Do not wrap your hand around the mug unless it’s particularly cold and you need a hand warmer. Use the handle instead
• Handle your coffee with care while you walk. There’s no need to cry over spilt milk, but you definitely have a reason to shed a tear over a spilt macchiato.

Keep these tips and types of espresso drinks in mind when you visit coffee restaurants in Calistoga, CA. You’ll be sure to make your drinking experience worth your while.

(Source: Learn the Different Types of Coffee Drinks, Coffee Makers Global, 2014)