There's a style of coffee to suit everyone

SPOILT FOR CHOICE: There are a range of ways to enjoy our favourite pick-me-up. Try a new style of coffee next time you visit your favourite cafe, your barista is sure to know everything there is to know about coffee. Photo: Shutterstock.
SPOILT FOR CHOICE: There are a range of ways to enjoy our favourite pick-me-up. Try a new style of coffee next time you visit your favourite cafe, your barista is sure to know everything there is to know about coffee. Photo: Shutterstock.

Latte, espresso, cappuccino - there are so many different types of coffee it becomes a language itself and the choices more exciting.

Espresso-based coffees are made with a cappuccino machine that share espresso, steamed milk and foam in varying proportions.

  • Espresso (Short Black): The espresso is the foundation and the most important part to every espresso-based drink. An espresso consists of one shot of espresso in an espresso cup.
  • Double Espresso (Doppio): A double espresso is just that, two espresso shots in one cup.
  • Short Macchiato: A short macchiato is similar to an espresso but with a dollop of steamed milk and foam to mellow the harsh taste of an espresso.
  • Long Macchiato: A long macchiato is the same as a short macchiato but with a double shot of espresso in a tumbler glass or cup and a dollop of steamed milk and foam on top.
  • Ristretto: A ristretto is an espresso shot that is extracted with the same amount of coffee but half the amount of water. It is a more concentrated and darker espresso extraction.
  • Americano Long Black (Americano): A long black is an espresso shot extracted on top of the hot water.
  • Café Latte: "Latte" for short, is an espresso-based drink with steamed milk and micro-foam added to the coffee. It is much sweeter compared to an espresso due to the steamed milk.
  • Cappuccino: Similar to a latte except a cappuccino has more foam and chocolate placed on top of the drink and made in a cup.
  • Flat White: A flat white is made like a cappuccino but without any foam or chocolate on top.
  • Piccolo Latte: A café latte made in an espresso cup. This means it has a very strong but mellowed down espresso taste due to the steamed milk and micro foam within it.
  • Mocha: A mocha is a mix between a cappuccino and a hot chocolate. It is made by putting mixing chocolate powder with an espresso shot and then adding steamed milk and micro-foam into the beverage.

Why not try something new for your daily fix?

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