There are many different types of coffee drinks that you can order at a coffee shop. Some of the most popular ones include the flat white, americano, café au lait, cappuccino, latte, and espresso. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at each of these drinks and discuss what makes them so popular. We will also provide some tips on how to order them like a pro!
The flat white is a popular coffee drink that originated in Australia (although some people claim that it actually came from New Zealand). A flat white is made with espresso and steamed milk, resulting in a creamy and smooth cup of coffee. The micro-foam is artfully made by pouring the steamed milk into the espresso, creating a smooth, velvety texture, and a delicious cup of coffee.
The flat white is a great choice if you are looking for a delicious and well-rounded cup of coffee. It has a strong espresso flavor, but the steamed milk helps to balance it out.
How to order: When ordering a flat white, you can specify the amount of espresso and milk that you want. Most baristas will use two shots of espresso and steamed milk.
The americano is an Italian-style coffee drink that is prepared by adding hot water to espresso. It is different from brewed coffee, as the water is heated separately and poured over the espresso shot to dilute it to the drinker's taste.
The result is a coffee that is less intense than a regular espresso but still has all the flavor.
The americano is a great choice if you want a coffee that is not too strong.
How to order: When ordering an americano, you can specify the amount of water that you want to be added to your espresso. Most baristas will use two shots of espresso and add hot or iced water to taste.
Café au Lait
Café au lait is French for "coffee with milk." The café au lait is a French-style coffee drink that is made with equal parts brewed coffee and steamed milk. It is similar to the latte, but it is made with regular brewed coffee instead of espresso.
The café au lait is a great choice if you are looking for a coffee that is not too strong.
How to order: When you order a café au lait, you will usually get a cup of coffee with steamed milk on the side. You can then pour the milk into the coffee to your desired strength.
A cappuccino is an Italian-style coffee drink that is made with espresso, steamed milk, and foam. It is similar to the latte, but it has less milk and more foam.
The cappuccino is a great choice if you are looking for a coffee that is not too sweet.
How to order: When ordering a cappuccino, you can specify how much foam you would like. If you want a lot of foam, you can ask for a "dry" cappuccino. A wet cappuccino has more steamed milk and less foam.
A latte is an espresso-based coffee drink with steamed milk and a small amount of foam. A latte has more milk than a cappuccino, making it less strong and smoother. You can also order different types of flavored syrups to be added to your latte.
How to order: “Can I have a large latte with oat milk and two pumps of vanilla, please?”
Espresso is a highly concentrated, thick coffee that is made by forcing hot water through finely-ground coffee beans at high pressure. Espresso is often used as the base for other coffee drinks such as lattes and cappuccinos.
How to order: “Can I have a double (doppio) espresso, please?” or “I’ll have a triple shot, please.”
The Bottom Line: The Many Wonders of Coffee
While these are some of the most popular coffee drinks around the world, there are plenty of other choices out there. Whether you are after a sweet treat, a quick pick-me-up, or a thick milkshake, coffee can delight the senses in more ways than one.
How Can Kunjani Help You?
If you’re ever in the Naples area, be sure to drop by Kunjani and try one of our delicious coffees. From pour-overs to lattes, we have something for everyone. And if you can’t make it out to our café, we also sell our coffee beans online so you can enjoy Kunjani coffee in the comfort of your own home.
What’s your favorite coffee drink? Let us know in the comments below!