Open Mic (Pre-Recap)

Open mic was fun tonight. The recap will come later, but we had 17 performers once again. I’m begining to think that 15-17 is the perfect number for a 3 hour event. Plus, lots of people seemed to be buying stuff which is good for the house. If you support your local coffee shop, it will stay in business!

I think the Tree House should bring back the Jungle Nut flavored coffee. The Black Velvet just isn’t as good, although a red-eye with the House Blend is still excellent. In case anyone has ever wondered about the various drinks you can get at a coffee shop, here are the basics:

Espresso – A shot of strong coffee brewed by forcing steam under pressure through darkly roasted, powdered coffee beans.

Cappuccino = Espresso + Foamed Milk
Latte = Espresso + Steamed Milk
Americana = Espresso + Hot Water (Who orders this?)
Red-Eye = Espresso + Cup of Coffee
Black-Eye = 2 Shots of Espresso + Cut of Coffee

There are other variations, but most are Espresso + something else.


4 responses to “Open Mic (Pre-Recap)”

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    A pre-recap? written Wednesday late-night? I figure you worked off a good post-open mic coffee buzz by coming home to your pc and writing about coffee.

  2. “Posted by: ben on Thursday, February 26, 2004 – 01:07 AM”

    Speaks for itself.

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    I dunno what it’s called, but one of my favorite drinks to make when I was a coffee jockey was this:

    3 shots espresso + half and half with a lot of ice.

    Basically, a latte made with half and half instead of milk. I’d also make milk shakes with three scoops of ice cream and and about 5-6 ounces of Irish Cream flavored syrup.

  4. What did you call the iced drink?