We all know that a life without coffee is no life at all. That's why we all hate standing in a very long line in any coffee bar only to find out that we haven't got a clue what to order. With this guide, you will finally be able to fluently speak the language of coffee and impress that very cute barista!
A large cup of weaker coffee, American style. An Americano is a perfect match for those who want to enjoy their coffee extra long.
A concentrated thick coffee, made of tightly packed fine ground coffee beans, forced through hot water at a high pressure. The espresso gives you an instant caffeine high, better known as the caffeine rush. Only for the strong or the desperate.
Macchiato means 'marked' in Italian. So you take a perfectly fine espresso shot and you mark/stain it with a small amount of foamed milk on top. It's a perfect solution for those who can't handle the espresso alone and those who don't want the milky flavour of a cappuccino.
An all-time favourite! A cappuccino is the fusion of an espresso with steamed milk. The secret to a well-made cappuccino is ⅓ espresso, ⅓ hot milk, ⅓ milk foam.
A double shot of espresso, creating a 60 ml power-packed shot of caffeine. Not for the faint-hearted.
Freddo is the Italian word for 'cool' or 'cold' coffee. Best enjoyed in the summer, it's a mix of espresso and ice cubes.
This one doesn't need an explanation as so many of you know it, but here it goes. A café latte is an espresso mixed with warm milk and a milk foam layer on top. You can recognise a well-made latte when you clearly see the distinction between the steamed milk and the foam layer on top. Nowadays, café latte comes in various forms and tastes, such as an oreo cookie chocolate latté. You name it, it probably already exists!
A ristretto is a shot of espresso, only with half the amount of water used when forced through the ground coffee. It makes sense as ristretto means restricted. A well-made ristretto should taste less bitter and fuller than an espresso. Only for the connoisseurs.
An American version of a latte. Instead of using only milk, they also use cream. Americans sure know how to mix things up.Definitely worth the try!
If you truly want to impress the barista, then order a flat white: a single or double shot of espresso with a microfoam milk layer poured on top. Micro, what?! When milk is steamed it creates 3 layers: no bubbles liquid base layer, very small bubbles- micro foam layers and large bubbles- still froth top layer. Amazing, right?
Mochaccino; a triple threat or triple joy? This heavenly combo of espresso, chocolate syrup and steamed milk will bring every sweet tooth to his/her knees. We call dips!
Another unknown but nonetheless delicious drink is the affogato or 'drowned' coffee. You start with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream and literally drown it with a shot of espresso. This drink is a dream come true. Let's face it; who doesn't love dessert, coffee and all two at once?
Now you can finally read the menu without breaking a sweat! Remember…