Do you love coffee?? Here’s the most wanted list of types of Coffee drinks
You are a coffee lover if you stop to take a long breath to get hold of the whole coffee aroma near a barista or a café or you need that wonderfully brewed antidote to kick start your day. But can you differentiate among the Arabicas and Robust seeds, dark or light roasted coffees, or different styles of coffee drinks? No?? So let us spill the beans for you!
That one heavenly sip in a café is enough for you to acknowledge that coffee is originated with the best of terroirs that go beyond a simple scoop of sugar or a dash of milk. The various names, strenuous techniques, accentuated blends are what make your love for coffee all the more exciting and blissful. With so many varieties coffee has to offer, let us take you on a little divine trip. You can thank us later!!
Also known as ‘Short Black’, a small cup of Espresso is the purest coffee that one can experience. The taste of this drink is more inclined to bitterness, is quite intense and full-flavored. This coffee is like that pretty black dress in the world of coffee that goes with everything, be it simple or sophisticated. Learning this master shot is all about your perfect timing. Brew the coffee at 7-9 grams per shot while boiling the water under hot pressure. This is known as ‘Pulling the Shot’. Before clenching your fist around that hot cuppa, remember once the creamy froth starts producing bubbles, that is the sign of a perfect shot of Espresso. That unique aroma will take you to tranquility.
Whilst Espresso is preferred by some, it sets as the foundation for other varieties of coffee. No milk and sugar are an added health advantage and that makes Espresso the king of Coffees too. An inexpensive option, however not many enjoy it on their taste buds, they can add artificial sweetener and cream to modify the flavor to match their style.
An Italian term for American Coffee, the base of this variety is Espresso. A higher amount of hot boiling water is added to make the espresso weaker. Thus, a small shot of espresso is turned into a larger cup of coffee. A favorite among coffee lovers, it tastes bitter just like espresso. It is also known as filter coffee due to its brewing process that is using a filter machine or drip coffee.
Though it is quite similar to Americano, it is made by adding two shots of espresso or ristretto over a hot cup of water. That is how the drink gets its creamy texture and is of a strong flavor. This process makes the beverage voluminous too.
The intense the flavor of coffee, the better it is. Ristretto is made by adding a short shot of espresso with finely grounded beans and half amount of water than an espresso. Due to this procedure, the beverage retains its concentrated flavor with a certain amount of sweetness that is not available in an Espresso cup.
This beverage is more about how milk is stained by a shot of espresso. As the emphasis is on milk in this drink, is understood that the quantity of milk in Macchiato is more than a latte. As it is less intense when compared to an espresso, the short macchiato can still taste a bit bitter. By adding a double shot of espresso, a long macchiato is strong and bitter to taste.
Though the ingredients are same as the a caffe latte, this coffee is the lifeline of people who want a more moderated and milky espresso and not a stronger version.
A foamy espresso is also known as the espresso with a twist. With a dollop of foamed milk, this beverage is a lighter version of espresso. People opt for short or long macchiatos who want more intense coffee than a cappuccino. It is often confused with latte macchiato though it is not strong as espresso too. An edgy sibling of espresso, this is a must-try for coffee aficionados.
Mocha or Mochaccino
The drink for both coffee and chocolate lovers. This hybrid drink is a beautiful amalgamation of coffee and chocolate. The chocolate is added to the latte to soften the bitterness of an espresso shot. A sparkle of chocolate powder is added to bring in the style and look of the drink. A single shot of espresso is added to steamed milk and milk foam is added along with a dash of coffee powder. Bring in those marshmallows too to build up that sweet appetite.
Latte is like the quietest and balanced kid in the coffee family. It is the mildest of all. A sweeter drink than a cappuccino, it has less milk and is a favorite among the new coffee fans. Many other flavors like hazelnut, cocoa mint, chocolate, vanilla, and more are added to customize this silky smooth beverage.
A breakfast beverage, popular among the milk drinkers who want to add just a dash of coffee flavor to their glass of milk. Quite similar to a cappuccino, flat white does not have any chocolate flavor to it. Made with a very thin layer of microfoam, this drink is more inclined to be a dairy-based brew. New Zealand and Australia are the places where one can find this being the most widespread drink.
The show stopper is the most loved type of coffee among coffee drinkers across the world (Phew! We had to mention it). A three-layered beverage, it contains a shot of espresso, steamed milk, and a scrumptious layer of frothy milk foam. Chocolate is added too to give it the required twist. The newcomers can start their coffee journey with this creamy-textured coffee that has a bit higher caffeine content than that in a latte.
There is quite a platter full of more types of coffee drinks available around the world but we have discussed the most popular ones with you. Start with the one that suits your taste buds and then keep jumping the steps towards your most favorite coffee drink.