Espresso Drinks | Basics with Babish

  • Published on Oct 17, 2019 veröffentlicht
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    This week, we're getting into coffee's fussy, high-strung Italian cousin: espresso, and the many things you can do with it. That, and how to make one without spending a few grand on a home espresso machine!
    Music: "90s Kid" and "Mr. Miyagi" by Blue Wednesday
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  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish  26 days ago +7413

    As a result of shooting this episode, I've had a lot of coffee recently - is it normal to see sounds?

  • Kitsune Heitan
    Kitsune Heitan 9 hours ago

    uM, AKtually... in 2004, if you asked a well-versed Starstonks barista (me) for a "macchiato" the recipe was "a double shot of espresso wtih a dollop of whole milk foam on top."
    the "Caramel Macchiato," according to starbucks CorpLore was "marked, as 'macchiato,' with ~caramel,~ much like the traditional two shots is 'marked' with foam." sacrilegious, nonetheless

  • dadandhunterj
    dadandhunterj 18 hours ago

    what about espresso con panna?

  • 24Jackmusic
    24Jackmusic Day ago +1

    The bialetti doenst produce Espresso, only strong coffee. The pressure generated is way too low to produce real espresso.

  • Spencer Davis
    Spencer Davis Day ago

    if you start getting in to the too much money category do note that there's a lively debate in re conical vs flat burr grinders

  • Simply Siren
    Simply Siren Day ago

    Starbucks does have an espresso macchiato, which is in fact, espresso with a dollop of foam on top, so yes, starbucks knows what a macchiato is.

  • Dylan
    Dylan Day ago

    Apparently crema is what tastes bad. According to James Hoffman.

  • Charlie J Plays
    Charlie J Plays 4 days ago +33

    Babish: “Lets get down to business.”
    Me: “To defeat the Huns?”

  • Gocker
    Gocker 4 days ago +1

    God, coffee drinkers are such nerds

  • Tayler Silvano
    Tayler Silvano 4 days ago +2

    So... to be that guy. Starbucks actually does offer an Espresso Macchiato which is espresso with some milk foam on top.

    • Tayler Silvano
      Tayler Silvano Day ago

      @Michael Brown Even if it's not a popular drink, it is available to be ordered at Starbucks at any time.

    • Michael Brown
      Michael Brown Day ago

      even if we do, ive never known anyone that has ordered it

  • Shey Hernandez
    Shey Hernandez 4 days ago +3

    But cappuccino is 50% foam, and latte is like 20% foam

  • Xelthos
    Xelthos 5 days ago

    Thank you for knowing what a real macchiato is :)
    Espresso con panna is also very delicious.

  • Omari & Jaguar
    Omari & Jaguar 5 days ago

    hi I'm Shawnee and I notoriously watch every episode except, skip, but this this particular episode was the best

  • Brianna Shimandle
    Brianna Shimandle 6 days ago

    I work at starbucks and while the caramel macchiato is an uspide down latte with some minor changes, we do have an espresso macchiato. This is simply however many shots you want with foam on top.

  • Derek McKenzie
    Derek McKenzie 6 days ago +1

    Rumor is Babish never slept again after this episode... xD

  • Joel Sam
    Joel Sam 6 days ago +3

    I thought Erika 'The Coffee Master' Vonie would be in this video

  • Pieter Kok
    Pieter Kok 6 days ago

    What Starbucks describes as a machiato is not technically wrong. Machiato just means stained. The Starbucks drinks are latte machiatos, which means milk stained with coffee --- steamed milk with some espresso poured in; the machiato made in the video is a cafe machiato, which is espresso stained with a bit of foam. The more you know...

  • Perla Mandujano
    Perla Mandujano 6 days ago +2

    every-time he said crema the call me by your name fan bell kept going off in my head

  • Mika Rose
    Mika Rose 6 days ago

    This entire episode makes me so happy

  • Mika Rose
    Mika Rose 6 days ago

    I never knew about the milk and French press method. Now I'm going to use that. Thank you!

  • jameely monte
    jameely monte 7 days ago

    Babish bought the ice cream?!?!?!?!?

  • Random Happenings
    Random Happenings 7 days ago

    How about doing Billy's cookie dough from the grim adventures of Billy and Mandy episode: Billy's growth spout. Though you may have to substitute some of the ingredients; like the teenie weenies with Vienna sausages and cheese wiz for the pork wiz, and it’s probably better if you do it in a blender

  • Alex Weare
    Alex Weare 7 days ago

    The cubano tho?!?!?

  • Matty Gregg
    Matty Gregg 8 days ago

    Do the lobster from The Lighthouse (2019)!!!!

  • Rockscanfly
    Rockscanfly 9 days ago +1

    Babish chomping that cinnamon stick like it was a chocolate flake

  • FollowRevolutionNine

    Cafe bombon is another easy one to make.

  • Shilpa Shree
    Shilpa Shree 9 days ago

    what brand of glasses are you wearing?

  • Elyk01
    Elyk01 10 days ago


  • R I P
    R I P 10 days ago +4

    excuse me what? cortados dont have foam on top?? ive never even had someone order a cortado and requested foam to be added on's just absurd!!?!!? IM LOSING MY MARBLES OVER THIS

  • monsterhunter614
    monsterhunter614 11 days ago

    americano got its name from the french who watered down their coffee to better suit the American gi and in "honor" of them called it the americano.

  • BlindProphet413
    BlindProphet413 11 days ago

    The only "Right" way to drink coffee is any way you want! It's meant to be enjoyed, not suffered.

  • Discarded Hero
    Discarded Hero 12 days ago +6

    Babish: -Consumes an obsurd amount of coffee.-
    His digestive and nervous systems: AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!

  • dunnie1771
    dunnie1771 12 days ago +6

    Where’s the coffee master?? You and her were a good pair....

  • Cubanito
    Cubanito 13 days ago

    How to make Cuban coffee, make espresso add sugar.

  • mxmgodin
    mxmgodin 13 days ago

    It's not a very "traditional" way to do it, but some of the best mocha cups I've ever had were from coffee shops who, instead of using milk + chocolate syrup, would instead simply make them using espresso and steamed chocolate milk. The resulting beverage feels richer, smoother and creamier. Worth a try!

  • Andrew Cole
    Andrew Cole 13 days ago

    Cuban coffee is easy and falls in line with the espresso family.

  • Ebony Voigt
    Ebony Voigt 13 days ago

    I love and adore affogato, one of my favourite desserts, made even more morbid by the fact that the name of it means “to drown” because you drown the ice cream in coffee!

  • 7Firefly7
    7Firefly7 13 days ago

    This explains why my cold, blender-ground, dorm room Death Wish tasted weak.

  • TheDeviltech
    TheDeviltech 13 days ago

    I pray to God that James Hoffman does not see this 😳

  • Devan Piatt
    Devan Piatt 13 days ago

    You should really do audio books

  • Кира Озинківська

    Let’s start a guessing game: How many gadgets does Babish have in his kitchen? (Not including basic pots and pans.)I’m thinking 45 at least

  • Raed Skerek
    Raed Skerek 13 days ago +1

    I really want you to try Turkish & Ethiopian coffee

  • Danielle Lozada
    Danielle Lozada 13 days ago

    I have the Breville barista express also, it works GREAT for microfoam, you just need to steam the milk below the surface for a bit before raising the wand to the surface and stretching the milk. HMU if you need tips from a barista!

  • VoidPheonix17
    VoidPheonix17 14 days ago

    Do Mcdonalds McGriddles

  • D MP
    D MP 14 days ago

    i just started working at an italian place and i have to make espresso drinks sometimes and ive been making cappuccinos and lattes the exact same but just using dif cups lol never rly understood what the difference was til now so thanks

  • Sam Rush
    Sam Rush 14 days ago

    idk how americans have their coffee but that cappuccino foam was wayyyy to much, imo you went down at the right time but pushed way too hard for the foam, you don't need that much foam!! Same with the latte, honestly it doesn't have to be arte latte but it should come up to the cup like it's a bubble going to burst. Honestly when you think about it a cappuccino is a latte just with chocolate on top, a mocha is a latte with chocolate in it, and a latte just has more milk than a flat white.

  • Sheryl S
    Sheryl S 14 days ago

    Starbucks has macchiatos. You made an espresso macchiato (sbx term). You're trash talking the latte macchiatos

  • SugaKookie 65
    SugaKookie 65 14 days ago

    I remember being a barista at a restaurant and making all of these drinks. They were fun!

  • Karifi
    Karifi 15 days ago +2

    6:04 the biggest atrocity committed by USA

  • Ron Košak
    Ron Košak 15 days ago

    Try turkish coffea, easy, good and you have a big taste range, just experiment with it. But you will have to grind the coffe finer

  • Jesse Robinson
    Jesse Robinson 15 days ago +1

    I have a suggestion, not a request (I know how very busy you are! Super happy for you on everything!), but I would love to see your take on Cheese Jerky from Hannah Montana 😂

  • Michael Baum
    Michael Baum 15 days ago

    This is no bueno. No no bueno.

  • Veysel Karalar
    Veysel Karalar 15 days ago

    coffee isgood for insagliga

  • Apex Shinøbi
    Apex Shinøbi 15 days ago

    Instructions unclear; dick stuck in espresso machine

  • Max Olson
    Max Olson 15 days ago

    please do a Basics with Babish episode about tea

  • nathan wackett
    nathan wackett 16 days ago +64

    the barista inside of me is fuming every time he uses the steam wand and doesn’t wipe the wand down. THATS A RECIPE FOR LISTERIA SIR

    • Jessica Lopez
      Jessica Lopez 7 days ago

      @Sarah Jones Oh my goodness that bothered my so much! 😂

    • Sarah Jones
      Sarah Jones 8 days ago +7

      nathan wackett but also he was steaming the milk wrong. He brought too much air into it and didn’t let it properly steam. You’re supposed to put air into it for 1-4 seconds, and then set the pitcher down to it can finish the milk. He kept bouncing it and didn’t let it sit. You’re also not supposed to let steamed milk sit because it clumps

  • Mehmet Erdogan
    Mehmet Erdogan 16 days ago

    Could you also introduce your subscribers to Turkish Coffee?

  • royal.
    royal. 16 days ago +3

    There are people that don't like their voice, and then there's Babish

  • Eli Shusterman
    Eli Shusterman 16 days ago

    Hi Babish, I truly love this video as I'm fairly certain my bloodstream is 89% double espresso.
    I was curious, is there any chance we could see a Basics episode for carbon steel knives? I just picked one up for home/school and eventually work and I feel a sense of panic when looking it over for rust/patina. I'm sure I'm not the only viewer who has a carbon steel blade and I'm sure your humorous takes on cleaning/maintaining it might go over extremely well.
    Thanks and have a good one.

  • Tristan Frodelius
    Tristan Frodelius 16 days ago

    The coffee elitists who hate sweet drinks need to learn to love themselves. u-u