Never sure what to order in a coffee shop or still wondering: “what is a cold brew coffee?” We’ve got you covered. Check out our glossary of types of coffee, from lattes to lungos.
Affogato: (Italian) one scoop of vanilla ice cream, one shot of espresso
Americano: (Italian / Latin American) one shot of espresso mixed with hot water
Bicerin: (Italian) one-part espresso, one-part hot chocolate and one-part frothed milk
Caffé Breva: (American) cappuccino made with half-and-half milk instead of whole milk.
Café au Lait / Café con Leche: (French / Spanish) one-part coffee, one-part steamed milk
Cappuccino: (Italian) two-parts espresso, one-part steamed milk foam
Cold Brew: (Japanese) coffee beans steeped in water and prepared without heat
Corretto: (Italian) one shot of espresso, one shot of liquor (usually grappa)
Doppio: (Italian) double-shot of espresso
Drip: (German) Hot water poured over roasted, ground coffee in a filter
Espresso / Short Black: (Italian) almost-boiling water forced through finely-ground coffee beans
Espresso con Panna: (Italian) one shot of espresso topped with whipped cream
Espresso Romano: (Italian) one shot of espresso, one teaspoon of sugar, lemon rind
Flat White: (Australian) double espresso, micro-foamed milk
Frappé: (Greek) instant coffee, water and sugar, blended and served cold
Galao: (Portuguese) one-part espresso, three-parts foamed milk.
Irish: (Irish) four-parts coffee, two-parts Irish whiskey, one-and-a-half parts fresh cream and a teaspoon of sugar
Latte: (Italian) double espresso, steamed milk, foamed milk
Long Black: (Australian) espresso poured over hot water
Lungo / Caffé Allonge: (Italian) long espresso with all the water brewed
Mocha: (American) one-part espresso, one-part cocoa powder, two-parts steamed milk
Macchiato: (Italian) one-part espresso, one-part steamed milk
Raf: (Russian) one shot of espresso, cream, sugar, vanilla
Red Eye: (American) espresso mixed with drip coffee
Ristretto / Café Serré: (Italian) short espresso with half the water extracted
Vienna: (Austrian) two shots of espresso, whipped cream
Sweet, short or simple – there’s a coffee to suit every taste.
Which one is your favourite?