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Does authentic Italian tiramisu contain large amounts of espresso?

A typical tiramisu will serve a good number of people, so each serving is unlikely to have more than about a shot's worth of espresso. There's a limit to what the savoiardi will absorb so you'd ...
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Does authentic Italian tiramisu contain large amounts of espresso?

As a suppliment, I'll address your questions regarding "authenticity": Tiramisu is not a traditional dish; it's a modern restaurant dish dating back only to the 1960's (but see other answer, ...
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Please suggest a substitute for espresso powder which is not made from coffee

You can pretty much substitute coffee with roasted grain coffee-like powder of any brand you like. It works as a drop-in replacement in drinks and foods really well. After all, coffee is just a ...
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Does authentic Italian tiramisu contain large amounts of espresso?

There are in fact multiple versions of tiramisu, all of which are authentic. Some contain espresso and mascarpone, others cream, marsala but no mascarpone. 'Tiramisu' dates at least to the 1940s as a ...
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Please suggest a substitute for espresso powder which is not made from coffee

If it's primarily a chocolate recipe the coffee is there to add flavour. You may be able to simply omit it. I would generally replace it with the same quantitity of (unsweetened) cocoa powder as ...
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Why is the milk used in latte steamed and not boiled?

A latte is similar to a cappuccino but with different proportions. It's unsurprising that a similar method and equipment would be used. Cappuccino needs steamed milk to get the froth, so a coffee bar ...
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Is there a reason to have coffee grounds at the bottom of an espresso?

Two possibilities: It's just sloppy. They're dispensing directly from the espresso machine into the cup, and as a result the finest particles that should be poured off, with proper technique, ended ...
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What is the benefit to using a paper filter in a moka pot?

I just tried putting a standard paper coffee filter between the top and bottom chambers, and it worked great. My process, based on experimentation and research is this: Pour cold water into the ...
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How long is the life of a shot of espresso?

As I understand it, all brewing methods are subject to both oxidation and degradation of yummy acids and oils. I was first introduced to the 10-second rule for espresso as a customer at a Starbucks. ...
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Will different kinds of sugar or coffee affect coffee syrup flavor?

Coffee syrup, like anything else cooked, will taste of the ingredients used. If you use brown sugar it will syrupy and have a molasses flavor, if you use floral honey it will taste of it. If you use a ...
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Help with finding pod-based Coffee and Espresso maker

The manufacturers of the machines and the coffee partner to make use of brand recognition. So I could buy Costa brand (2nd biggest coffee shop chain in the UK) for my Tassimo, but if I wanted ...
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Please suggest a substitute for espresso powder which is not made from coffee

Barley Cup was the go-to instant coffee substitute back in the day - roasted cereal and chicory in an easy-to-use powder.
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Please suggest a substitute for espresso powder which is not made from coffee

Chaga mushroom powder has a similar flavor profile to a lot of coffees and is also super good for you. Coffee is a roasted cherry pit, not a grain, so I'd avoid those. There are a lot of acidic and ...
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Please suggest a substitute for espresso powder which is not made from coffee

It won't be coffee flavored (maybe that's not a bad thing), but what about ground black cardamom? I have yet to try it (I am ordering it shortly), but Alton Brown has updated some of his old recipes. ...
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Is this a good way to grind beans for espresso?

If you're trying to actually make espresso in an espresso machine, a blade grinder won't do it, regardless of your method. It's simply too inconsistent. You'll get some small bits, some big bits and ...
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Why is the milk used in latte steamed and not boiled?

Steaming solves for the dual-purpose of both heating as well as creating the froth (milk foam). The froth is formed when the steam condenses onto the surface of the milk and these air bubbles are ...
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Steam "nature" of cappuccino steamers

commercial milk frothers on the built in barista machines of varying types have a far more powerful steam nozzle and its also way hotter. The home milk frothers, while ok, are far far less efficient ...
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Why is my espresso salty?

The cleaning process for many coffee machines has a step of running salt water through it. It could be that someone forgot to run clearwater after to remove the saltiness of that they let it sit at ...
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