From Affogato to Ristretto: List of Most Common Coffee Drinks

Coffee drink names can be tricky and that's why we decided to collect you an alphabetical list of the coffee drinks you might bump into. So here you go: the list of most common coffee drinks!

AFFOGATO
Espresso poured on a vanilla ice cream. Served in a cappuccino cup.
CHECK RECIPE FOR AFFOGATO MINT

 

AMERICANO (or ESPRESSO AMERICANO)
Espresso with added hot water (100–150 ml). Often served in a cappuccino cup. (The espresso is added into the hot water rather than all the water being flowed through the coffee that would lead to over-extraction.)


 

CAFFÈ LATTE
A tall, mild 'milk coffee' (about 150-300 ml). An espresso with steamed milk and only a little milk foam poured over it. Serve in a latte glass or a coffee cup. Flavoured syrup can be added. 
Check recipe for Mint Chocolate Mocha

CAFFÈ MOCHA
A caffè latte with chocolate and whipped cream, made by pouring about 2 cl of chocolate sauce into the glass, followed by an espresso shot and steamed milk. 
 

CAFÈ AU LAIT
French morning coffee. Made by mixing dark roasted filter coffee (often prepared with French Press) and warm milk. Served in a bowl or a large coffee cup.

How to make coffee with a French press

CAPPUCCINO
A coffee drink consisting of espresso and a milk foam mixture (drink size about 160–240 ml). Served in a cappuccino cup.

Check the video on how to make cappuccino


COLD BREW COFFEE
Cold Brew Coffee is a smooth, cold beverage prepared by brewing freshly ground coffee in cold water. In the Cold Brew process, time makes up for the heat.

How to make cold brew coffee
 

DOUBLE ESPRESSO (DOPPIO)
Double portion of espresso in a cappuccino/espresso cup.
Check the video on how to make espresso
 

ESPRESSO
A short, strong drink (about 30 ml) served in an espresso cup.

 

ESPRESSO CON PANNA
A shot of espresso topped with whipped cream. Served in an espresso cup.

 

ESPRESSO MACCHIATO
Espresso with a little milk foam (drink size about 50 ml). Served in an espresso cup.

 

FLAT WHITE
A coffee drink with a double espresso and lightly frosted milk (About 150–240 ml). Served in a glass.

Check out video on how to make FLAT WHITE
 

FRAPPÉ
Rich iced coffee made of espresso, milk and ice. Flavoured syrup can be added (about 300 ml). Mixed in a blender and served for example in a latte glass.
 

FREAKSHAKE
Basically anything that is blended/mixed/stirred and served with various topping that are very "instagrammable". Coffee Freakshakes are often made with cold brew coffee.
 

ICED LATTE
Ice, cold milk and an espresso in a latte glass (about 300 ml), often mixed with some sugar or flavoured syrup. Served in a latte glass.

 

ICED MOCHA
Cold Caffè mocha. Prepared like iced latte, but garnished and flavoured like caffè mocha (about 300 ml). Served in a latte glass.

 

IRISH COFFEE
Classic coffee cocktail where Irish whiskey is mixed with filter coffee and topped with a thin layer of gently whipped cream.

 

LATTE MACCHIATO
Like a traditional caffè latte, but with a thicker layer of foam. Often made by pouring an espresso last into the milk (drink size about 300 ml). Served in a latte glass.
 

LUNGO (or ESPRESSO LUNGO)
An espresso pulled long (50–60 ml). Served in an espresso/cappuccino cup.

 

RISTRETTO (or ESPRESSO RISTRETTO)
A very short shot of espresso (about 20 ml). Served in an espresso cup.

Remember that each café has its own recipes, these are just guidelines on how these drinks are often perceived.

 

Lots of tips and ideas for all baristas 

 

Espresso lingo - for smart barristas

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