A double shot refers to when a barista makes you a second espresso in the same cup. This is typically done because the barista runs out of cups or because you paid for two espressos.
Typically, if you pay for one espresso, they give you a free refill until they run out of liquid. So, if you pay for two espressos, you get one free refill as well!
Getting a double shot is a nice way of saying thank you for your purchase. It is also very pleasing to the eye and taste buds. Seeing two beautiful espressos in one cup is an aesthetic reward.
See? Getting a double shot does not cost much more than buying one espresso.
What is the price of a double shot?
Choosing the price of a double shot is a tricky thing. You do not want to price it too high or too low.
If you price it too high, no one will want to purchase it. People like getting deals, so if you have a good deal for them, they will take it!
If you have it priced reasonably, then people will buy it because they are getting what they want- two servings of coffee instead of one!
Choosing the right price for your double shot is all about marketing and what you can afford to pay for beans. Check out some sites that sell beans and find out what they cost so you can set a reasonable price.
How to make a double shot coffee
If you are looking to make a double shot coffee, then you will need to adjust your coffee maker settings. Most coffee makers have a feature that allows you to make two pots of coffee at once.
You can also use this setting if you only have enough water for one pot of coffee, as the machine will just pull twice the amount of water it needs.
The trouble comes when you want to make a larger cup of coffee. Most machines require six cups of water for a full pot, which means you would need to set the machine for double that amount of water.
However, if you set the machine for six cups of water, it will not distribute all the water into the brew. To fix this problem, you must mix up the levels on how much water is put in the machine.
Double shot coffee recipe
When making your own double shot coffee, you can use the same beans and same amount of water, but you will need to pack the coffee grinder with more beans and grind them twice as dense.
You will also need to pour twice the amount of water through the grounds to get the same amount of coffee. For example, if you like a strong cup of coffee, you will need to pour eight cups of water through the grounds to get a double shot.
Some people make a triple shot instead, which requires even more coffee grounds and water poured through it!
Some people enjoy making a triple shot in a larger cup or mug, similar to how some restaurants serve their coffees.
Double shot espresso recipe
When making a double shot espresso, you will need to adjust your grind size and amount of pressure you apply to the coffee. If you have too fine of a grind, your shot will take too long and the water will not be forced through the beans.
If your grind is too coarse, there will not be enough pressure to force the water through the coffee. Also, there will not be enough coffee for a double shot!
The best way to make a double shot espresso is to use an average grind size and apply medium pressure to the coffee. Make sure your water is at a warm enough temperature as well!
The best beans for making espresso are dark roasted beans with strong flavors such as chocolate or nutty notes. Lighter roasted beans can produce a more bitter taste due to lack of flavor coverings such as sugar.
What is the difference between a single and double shot of alcohol?
When ordering at the bar, drinkers have a few options when it comes to alcohol volume. You can ask for a single shot, a double shot, or a shoot of liquor of your choice.
A single shot is measured at approximately 1oz of alcohol. A double shot is twice that amount, or 2oz of alcohol. A shoot is just a very small amount of alcohol, sometimes measured in drops.
Typically, a bartender will measure out 1oz of alcohol and then add to the drink whatever additional liquid is required to fill the glass. This way you do not pay for extra liquid that will not be consumed.
You can also request for your shot to be poured into another liquid such as water or juice, which reduces the alcohol content of the drink.
Is a double shot stronger than a single shot?
No, a double shot is not necessarily stronger than a single shot. The term double shot typically refers to a coffee order that includes two shots of espresso.
Some coffee shops offer a double shot of espresso along with a full cup of water as their tall size. This is not what you want if you want to try it out!
To get the most out of your caffeine boost, you want an adequate amount of espresso in your drink. A double shot is just enough to make a cup of coffee strong. A single shot is not strong enough for a full cup of coffee, therefore needing to be doubled.
If you want your coffee super strong, ask for an extra shot on top of the already-existing shots in your drink.
Which drinks have double shots?
While most bars and restaurants offer double shots, not all drinks have a double shot equivalent. For example, there is no stronger version of a water!
Most drinks have a standard 1.5 ounces of alcohol per 1 ounce of liquid. This makes for a strong shot of the drink, which some people prefer. Some drinks, like some wines, have higher alcohol content, making for a stronger drink already.
Some baristas may ask you if you want a double shot on your order of coffee. This is just to make a bigger cup of coffee, not actually an extra shot of espresso.
Where can I get a double shot?
Double shots are not as common as regular single espresso shots. Many baristas will tell you that the best way to get a double shot is to order an extra shot of espresso.
That way, you are guaranteed at least one more shot of espresso in your cup, which is the main ingredient in a latte or cappuccino. Some baristas may even give you an extrashot on top due to how difficult it is to make a double shot.
Some restaurants and coffee shops offer double shots as a special feature. Check out your local listings and see if there is an upcoming special event where you can get a double shot of espresso!
If you are looking for an easy way to get a double shot, try investing in an espresso machine with two sockets for cups or capsules. Then, just fill up both with coffee beans and brew! You can also buy two separate machines if yours only has one socket.