There’s nothing like a cup of coffee in the morning to kick start your day, regardless of why you’re drinking coffee, what matters most is how it tastes, smells, and whether or not it makes you feel alert and happy in the morning. Even though we all brew our coffee differently, let’s learn some things about the most popular types of coffee.
The espresso (aka “short black”) is the foundation and the most important part of every espresso-based espresso-based drink. It is made by adding hot water to a shot of espresso coffee.
A fairly popular option for coffee drinkers, a latte consists of steamed (or scolded) milk and a single shot of coffee. This coffee is much sweeter when compared to espresso due to the steamed milk.
Possibly the most popular type of coffee in the world, a cappuccino is similar to a latte. However, the key difference between a latte and cappuccino is that a cappuccino has more foam and chocolate placed on top of the drink.
This one is pretty straight forward, it is made by adding hot water to a shot of espresso coffee.
A macchiato is a shot of espresso which is then topped off with foamed milk dashed directly into the cup. Although it may sound similar to a cappuccino, it’s usually stronger as there’s no steamed milk added
A flat white is a coffee you’ll primarily find in Australia and New Zealand. It is made the same as a
cappuccino except for the fact that it doesn’t have any foam or chocolate on top.
A ristretto is an espresso shot that is extracted with the same amount of coffee but half the amount of water. The end result is more concentrated and darker espresso extraction.
This type of coffee is brewed with whiskey, sugar, and a thick layer of cream on the top, they’re more often found in restaurants. Be warned that trying to make this with scotch and instant coffee doesn’t work.
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