Coffee Vocabulary: 10 Delicious Coffees YOU Must Know

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The love for coffee knows no bounds. Whether for a date or a meeting or just a get together with friends, a cafe is a great place to be at. Sometimes the drink menu gets overwhelming. One doesn’t know what to order. We get you the most popular types of coffees so that you get familiar with them. Order your favourite coffee or try a new coffee the next time you visit a cafe with friends or someone special. 🙂

Coffee Vocabulary: 10 Delicious Coffees YOU Must Know

1. Hot coffee

Simply put, coffee can be divided into 2 main categories- hot coffee and cold coffee. Coffee is a brewed beverage. It is prepared from roasted seeds, commonly called coffee beans. The most common preferred style of coffee is hot coffee. We serve it to guests at home, at parties or just brew some for ourselves in the morning. A lot of people start their day with a cup of hot coffee.

2. Cold coffee

My favourite- cold coffee is a summer delight. Just take the milk out of the fridge, add some coffee and sugar to it in a shaker and voila, your delicious cold coffee is ready. Don’t forget to shake it and make it frothy. Cold coffee is commonly known as frappé in cafes. I have written about frappes in point no 4 below.

3. Cappuccino

It’s the only beverage I have spent my maximum money on. It is an espresso-based coffee drink and is traditionally prepared with steamed milk foam. It has an even distribution of the three components- espresso, steamed milk, and foamed milk.

Variations of the drink involve flavouring with cinnamon or chocolate powder.

4. Frappe 

It is an iced or chilled beverage that has been shaken and blended to produce a foamy, and refreshing drink. It is served often with whipped cream, toppings and lots of love. It is super tasty.

5. Dark roast coffee

Dark roast coffee beans stay on the roasting process for a longer time. It has a dark brown colour and often has an oily surface. The coffee has a deeper and darker flavour. It gets its flavour from the roasting process. Some coffee drinkers love it for its flavour.

Read about these 12 English Words to Describe Your Coffee to understand the body, aroma, balance and flavour these coffees carry for themselves.

6. Arabica

Arabica is one of the most popular types of coffee. Many coffee lovers prefer using Arabica beans due to its taste. Coffee arabica is also known as the Arabian coffee or mountain coffee.

7. Americano

Caffè Americano has its own style. It is a double shot of espresso topped with hot water. Many cafes serve it with complimentary milk on the side. It is a type of coffee prepared by diluting espresso with hot water. It has a different flavour from the traditionally brewed coffee.

8. Latte

Caffe latte or simply latte is a coffee variant made with espresso and steamed milk. It is different from a cappuccino. A cappuccino has a distinct taste and an even distribution of espresso, steamed milk, and foamed milk. A latte has its own spin. It has way more steamed milk and a light layer of foam.

cappuccino is distinctly layered. A latte sees the espresso and steamed milk blended together.

9. Macchiato

Macchiato is an espresso coffee drink with a small amount of milk and is usually foamed. It is sometimes called espresso macchiato.
Caffè macchiato is “stained” or “marked coffee”.

10. Caffè mocha

For all you chocolate lovers out there, this would make the perfect coffee. Caffe mocha is a chocolate-flavoured variant of caffè latte. It is also called mocaccino.

It’s a good idea to be familiar with the different types of coffees served in restaurants, hotels, lounges, cafes and workplaces. If you know your coffee vocabulary well, you’ll never order a wrong variant of coffee for yourself. Learn these names, try them out and find your perfect coffee. After all, it’s all about a good cup of coffee at the end of the day, the one that can charge and make us relax.

Cheers to umpteen cups of coffee!


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