Were you ever embarrassed in a coffee shop when you looked over the menu and did not know what to order? Well, rest assured you’re not alone in this.
Coffee shop lingo keeps evolving and getting more confusing by the year. There are now 12 main coffee drinks, all based on espresso!
To save you future embarrassments, here is a dictionary to help you translate coffee shop lingo to plain English.
Wow, that was a journey, wasn’t it? But hopefully, this quick guide will help you know your Ristretto from your Macchiato next time you’re in a cafe or restaurant!
Most popular type of coffee.
The amount of caffeine in a shot of espresso is dependent on the type of beans used and the amount of time that they are roasted for. Robusta beans have more caffeine per gram than arabica beans and a light roast produces a denser bean that packs in more caffeine than a dark roast. So, if you’re looking for more caffeine, choose a light roast Robusta espresso!
Testing has shown that the most reliable type of cup to keep coffee hot the longest are stainless steel vacuum insulated cups. These cups are capable of keeping coffee hot between 6 and 12 hours and prevent heat loss through conduction, convection and radiation. This tried and tested mug is the way to stay warm this winter!
Though many beverages use espresso at the heart of them, there are 6 espresso drinks that are made up solely of espresso with the addition of maybe one ingredient. These are: the espresso “short black”, the double espresso “doppio”, the short macchiato, the long macchiato, the ristretto, the long black “americano” and the café latte. Enjoy trying them all!
If strength is being measured by caffeine content and boldness of flavor, the strongest espresso would be made from a light roast using Robusta beans as this would ensure the highest concentration of caffeine while maintaining the full flavors from the coffee bean itself!
12 Different Types Of Coffee Explained
Which Blends And Roasts Of Coffee Have The Most Caffeine? – https://victorallen.com/blogs/blog/which-blends-and-roasts-of-coffee-have-the-most-caffeine
Which Type of Cup Keeps Coffee The Hottest For Longest? 9 Types Ranked – https://huntingwaterfalls.com/type-of-cup-keeps-coffee-hottest-longest/
A Breakdown Of The Different Varieties of Espresso – https://www.calvinescoffee.com/index.php/2020/07/30/a-breakdown-of-the-different-varieties-of-espresso/