Straight ristrettos—shots that are traditionally drunk from a demitasse and not diluted into a larger cup containing milk or water—could be described as bolder, fuller, with more body and less bitterness. These characteristics are usually attributed to espresso in general but are more pronounced in a ristretto.
What is a ristretto shot?
Ristretto means “restricted” in Italian. In the context of coffee, ristretto refers to a short (restricted) shot of espresso, meaning the barista pulls only the first portion of a full-length espresso shot.
What is a ristretto espresso?
In basic terms, a Ristretto is a type of espresso that’s prepared with about half of the water you’d normally use, and typically using a finer grind – though that’s not mandatory. The resulting coffee is stronger, has a much richer taste, and a somewhat thicker consistency.
What is a ristretto Bianco?
So ristretto Bianco is a café latte, made with a double or sometimes quadruple shot of ristretto, using steamed milk along with foam poured on top of it. Not only it is delicious, but the coffee also does a great job to give you a boost.