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8 Different Types of Coffee And Espresso Drinks Explained!
Latte, espresso, cappuccino – there are so many different types of coffee it becomes a language itself! This simple guide will explain the differences between 8 espresso based drinks. So the next time you get into line at your favourite cafe, you’ll be prepared to order something you are sure to love.
1. ESPRESSO (SHORT BLACK)
The espresso (aka “short black”) is the foundation and the most important part to every espresso based drink. It’s small shot of caffeine — but more than enough to get the job done — usually about 30 ml.
It is both stronger and more flavourful than a regular cup of coffee.
Some people like the black stuff. Others prefer some milk in their coffee. One of the most popular espresso drinks, a cappuccino is made by pairing a shot of espresso with a small amount of steamed milk and a mountain of foam.
3. CAFÉ LATTE
A café latte, or “latte” for short, is an espresso based drink with steamed milk and micro-foam added to the coffee.
Lattes and cappuccinos are quite similar in their creation, both start with an espresso base, but while a cappuccino has a little milk and a lot of foam, a latte has a lot of milk and a little foam.
This creamier drink doesn’t have as strong of an espresso flavor as a cappuccino.
Sweetest of espresso drinks, Mocha is a cappuccino or a caffe latte with chocolate syrup or powder added. It is made by putting mixing chocolate powder with an espresso shot and then adding steamed milk and micro-foam into the beverage. You won’t need to add any sugar to this drinkable dessert.
5. LONG BLACK (AMERICANO)
If you like the caffeine boost you get from espresso but the taste is just too strong, a Long Black or Americano is the brew for you. It’s a shot of espresso with twice the amount of hot water.
With a macchiato you get a shot of espresso (or sometimes two) with just a dot of foamed milk.
7. LATTE MACCHIATO
Latte Macchiato is a lot like a caffe latte, since both have same two ingredients: milk and espresso. Latte Macchiato is made from a lot of hot milk at the bottom and a small amount of espresso added on top.
Frappuccino is a trademarked brand of the Starbucks Corporation for a line of frozen coffee beverages. It consists of coffee or other base ingredient (e.g., strawberries and cream), blended with ice and other various ingredients, usually topped with whipped cream.