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Speaking Espresso: Learn the Vocabulary

July 18, 2018 0 Comments

Speaking Espresso: Learn the Vocabulary

Latte, espresso, cappuccino... we kind of know what the basics are. Drinking espresso can be easy (or easy-ish, follow our guide to being a professional coffee drinker), ordering it can be complicated. We've decided to compile a list of the different kinds of espresso drinks to ease you're confusion, especially if you're not fluent in italian. 

Espresso: 

A.K.A. Short Black. It is what it means, one shot of espresso in an espresso cup. 

 

Doppio:

A.K.A. Double Espresso. 2 shots of espresso in an espresso cup. 

 

Short Macchiato:

It's a shot of espresso in a short glass with a dollop of steamed milk and foam on top of it. 

 

Long Macchiato:

2 shots of espresso in a short cup with a dollop of steamed milk and foam on top of it. 

 

Ristretto: 

It's a standard espresso shot made with half of the amount of water. 

 

Americano:

A.K.A. Long Black. It's 2/3 hot water, and one shot of espresso over it. 

 

Cafe Latte:

1 shot of espresso with steamed milk and about 1cm of froth above it. 

 

Cappuccino:

1 shot of espresso, steamed milk, about 2 cm of frothed milk above the steamed milk and sprinkled with chocolate. 

 

Flat White:

1 shot of espresso into a cup with steamed milk. 

 

Piccolo Latte:

1 ristretto shot of espresso, some steamed milk and a tiny amount of froth on top. 

 

Mocha:

1 shot of espresso, a spoon of chocolate powder mixed in the espresso shot. Then add steamed milk and about 2 cm of froth on top. Finally sprinkle some chocolate powder on top. 

 

Affogato: 

One scoop of vanilla ice cream in a short glass and pour an espresso shot over it. 

 

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