Coffee is the favorite drink of most people around the world. More than 20 types of hot and cold drinks can be prepared for all tastes with this tiny, tasty, and aromatic seed. Maybe there was a time that you were at a coffee shop, and you couldn’t choose between different types of coffees on the menu because you were not sure what the differences between their ingredients are. In the following, we try to explain the unique features of each one by taking a deep look at the popular coffee drinks. Most of the popular coffees are made from two types of coffee beans, Arabica and Robusta. It’s incredible because these beans can cover a wide range of flavors with a bit of change in their contents.
Black coffee is a simple drink made from ground coffee beans mixed with boiled water to form a warm and aromatic drink. Milk and sugar are not used in this drink; you only brew pure coffee to have a bitter and pleasant cup of coffee. If you are interested in this simple type of coffee and usually drink it in basic form without any additives or flavors, you must use high-quality and grade-one brewed coffee for a better taste.
Espresso is the main ingredient of many beloved coffee drinks, which has many fans on its own. Depending on your taste, you can drink one or two shots of it alone or mixed with various drinks. Espresso is a method of preparing a coffee drink with an espresso machine or mocap, which gives you a low volume thick black liquid with high caffeine.
Latte is one of the coffee drinks with so many fans, it is popular among all ages who like coffee. This attractive drink is made of an espresso shot and boiled milk, covered by a layer of milk foam on top, and you can create beautiful designs on your cup with it, then drink your coffee as a VIP.
Cappuccino is another special and popular coffee drink that can be considered a type of latte but has more milk foam than boiled milk and is often decorated with cocoa powder, cinnamon, or granules. Sometimes you can use cream instead of milk in the mix.
Americano is similar to black coffee in terms of flavor. This drink consists of one or two shots of espresso diluted in boiled water. If you first pour espresso and then add boiled water, you will have a better and more professional mix.
Cortado is a type of coffee drink that consists of the same proportion of espresso and hot milk. This boiled milk is used to reduce the acidity of espresso coffee.
Red-eye coffee, named after the tiredness and redness of the eyes in long midnight flights, is a type of coffee that relieves the fatigue of boring days. To prepare a red eye, you need to mix a full cup of hot grinded coffee with a shot of espresso and observe the wonderful energy it gives you.
This hot coffee drink comes from Portugal originally and is very similar to latte and cappuccino. The only difference between Galao and them is the amount of boiled milk used. A cup of Galao coffee contains about twice as much steamed milk, making it a lighter drink than a latte and cappuccino.
Lungo is one of the methods of preparing espresso-based coffee, in which more time is taken to extract it, and as a result, more water is poured into the shot. Each Lungo shot contains more caffeine than an espresso but has a milder aroma.
Macchiato is another espresso-based coffee drink, which can be a reminder of espresso and cappuccino mixed flavor for the lovers of the unique taste of coffee. In fact, this espresso drink is prepared with a very small amount of boiled milk, which is foamed on top.
If you love the chocolate taste, mocha will definitely be your favorite coffee drink. Mocha is also one of the espresso-based drinks mixed with boiled milk, first-class chocolate, and milk foam to give you the experience of drinking a different cup of coffee.
If you are interested in the taste of espresso but want to try it a little sweeter, ristretto is made for you. Ristretto is an espresso shot with less boiled water added to it, resulting in less but sweeter liquid.
Flat white comes from Australia, it is basically a type of cappuccino but without milk foam and chocolate decoration. Actually, Flat White is a mixture of espresso and boiled milk.
Affogato can be a pleasant excuse to enjoy a scoop of ice cream and a shot of espresso any time of the day. This wonderful drink, also served as a dessert, is espresso-based and prepared with one or two scoops of vanilla ice cream with one or two shots of hot espresso on top. You can simultaneously feel this unique bitter and sweet taste in your mouth.
Without any doubt, the most suitable minimal and simple mix of coffee for those looking for a little change in the taste of their coffee is adding a small amount of warm milk to your favorite coffee. You can rarely find someone who doesn’t appreciate it.
Drinking a cup of hot coffee on a cold day is an indescribable pleasure, but in the hot season, many coffee lovers prefer to try a cold drink. Making cold coffee-based drinks has become more popular in recent years, and ready-to-drink coffees are also available in the market.
Mix strong brewed coffee with ice cubes, some milk, cream, or sugar if desired, and you can easily prepare a glass of cold and tasty coffee.
All espresso-based drinks, such as cappuccino, latte, mocha, etc., can be served with ice, and you can enjoy their different and cold tastes as much as their hot drinks. You can also mix one or two shots of espresso with milk, cream, and sugar and drink a glass of cold espresso.
One of the most common ways to prepare cold brew coffee is to soak the coffee beans for 6 to 36 hours, depending on how strong you want your drink, and after brewing, add cold milk or cream to it for a great taste of an iced coffee drink.
Frappuccino is a cold coffee drink mixed with ice and milk, it became famous by Starbucks for all kinds of coffee such as mocha and cappuccino and in strawberry, caramel, etc., flavors. It has cream and different chocolate sauce or other flavor sauce as topping. For making Frappuccino, you can use both espresso and instant coffee powders.
Nitro is undeniably one of the most exceptional coffee drinks on the menu of some coffee shops. For preparing this special cold drink, the cold brewed coffee is carbonated by adding nitrogen, and a unique aroma and taste will be obtained.
Mazagran is a clash between cold coffee and tea, usually prepared with cold espresso, fresh lemon, sugar, and ice.
Now with this list in your hand, you can easily recognize your favorite coffee and instantly order it wherever you are, even on your next coffee shop tour.