Coffee Q&A

Q&A: ESPRESSO VS RISTRETTO

What is ristretto? does it taste better? will I sound cooler if I order it? read on to decode the myth & mystery of the fabled rizz-bomb:

 

Q: I’ve heard all the cool kids ordering “ristretto” (or double-rizz, rizz-bomb, rizz-banger, etc), what is it?

 

A:  It’s a short shot of espresso (it means “restricted” in Italian). Made using the same amount of ground coffee as a standard espresso, with half the amount of water run through it. In terms of measurement, an espresso is usually around a 1:2 ratio of coffee to water (e.g. 20g coffee to make 40g of espresso), where a ristretto would be 1:1 (e.g. 20g coffee to produce 20g)

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