What Are the Different Types of Coffee?
Many people consume coffee to help them stay awake so they can study, get through piles of work, and have more energy throughout the day. Others enjoy the taste because it’s so aromatic and fragrant. In some countries like Russia, coffee is consumed as a dessert after a copious meal. A lot of coffee drinkers are not aware that the market is packed with all kinds and types of coffee. Every coffee shops, pub, bar, and restaurant has at least 5 of the following types of coffee. Let’s check them out:
Espresso – An espresso is pure grinded coffee passed through with hot water under high pressure. Many traditional coffee recipes involve one or two shots of espresso. The caffeinated drink made from one shot of coffee contains 7 grams of fine grounded coffee extract, or while a two-shot coffee has 14 grams.
Americano (American) – Americano is a type of espresso shot, but it is diluted with more water. Interestingly, the name Americano came about to insult Americans who the Europeans thought were not able to handle drinking a regular espresso.
Black Coffee – Black coffee is plain and simple. It is coffee that you serve with no milk and sugar. It usually comes in the form of Americano coffee.
Cappuccino – A regular cappuccino is made up of ½ espresso and ½ frothed and steamed milk. Each of these ingredients make the coffee blend weak and diluted. Depending on where you purchase a cappuccino, you may realize that some shops sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon on top to give it a certain aroma, while some other coffee shops add a little bit more milk.
Latte – A latte is similar to a cappuccino, only it has more milk. Latte is an Italian term that means milk and the coffee is three to 5 parts hot steamed milk and only one part espresso.
Breva – Breva is a type of cappuccino that is made with half and half milk rather than with whole milk. Many people make Breva this way because they believe it adds more taste to the beverage thus making it creamier and filled with flavor.
Macchiato – A Macchiato is a single shot of espresso with steamed milk. The approximate ratio of coffee to milk for this beverage is 4:1.
Mocha – Mocha is every woman’s favorite coffee type. It is often referred to as an after dinner coffee made with only one part espresso and one part chocolate syrup. Mocha coffee also has two or three parts of frothed milk and it was a popular beverage back in the 17th century.
Frappe – A frappe is an espresso served cold. It is a popular beverage in Europe and Latin America during the warm summer months. Many people make this caffeinated drink by using one to two teaspoons of sugar, instant coffee, water, and ice. A frappe is more like a coffee milkshake.
There are many other types of coffee that you may not be familiar with. The above mentioned ones are the most famous. If we were to talk about Starbucks’s menu of coffees and espressos, we would end up with a list of twenty more products which we will discuss next!