Types of coffee and
This classic is simply a short shot of espresso coffee. It’s almost the same as an espresso except it has half the amount of water.
The espresso is made by forcing hot steam through finely-ground coffee. This produces a nice thick coffee with a rich head of coffee cream called crema.
This can be either a shot of espresso poured over ice cubes in a tall glass. It is topped off with water. A second version is plain black coffee that’s chilled and poured over ice in a cup.
The Americano was invented in Europe in 1944 by US soldiers in Italy. It’s made with a shot of espresso in a cup topped off with hot water.
This is coffee that is made with the pour-over method and is poured into a coffee cup and served black with no sugar or milk.
This is made with a ristretto or espresso shot in a cup with a small amount of water added. This keeps the coffee taste but allows for water to thin it out.
This has a shot of espresso in a cup with a splash of milk added. You might also get steamed milk that has a bit of foam in it. Macchiato translates to stain or mark referring to how the milk looks.
This is another name given to the macchiato when only steamed milk is used. The milk ends up looking stained at first when it mixes with the espresso shot.
This is made with a shot of espresso in a cup with steamed milk added. It’s finally topped-off with milk foam.
This is a shot of espresso mixed with cold milk and has crushed ice added. It’s especially popular in the summertime at coffee shops.
Great for those who like lower calorie coffee. It uses a shot of espresso but uses half-and-half instead of milk. You can use any milk substitute as well.
Just like the cappuccino but uses a ristretto (which is half the espresso) and steamed milk and foam is then added.
A smaller version of the latte still using the ristretto shot in a cup with warm milk poured afterward. The cup size is usually 100ml (a small Dixie cup size)
This version is similar to the macchiato that is served in a tall glass. The steamed milk is slowly poured in and foam is added to the top. The espresso shot is poured in last resulting in the color separation. Foam is on top, espresso in the middle, and milk on the bottom.
You can make this with a shot of espresso with chocolate syrup added. Steamed milk is poured in and finished off with whipped cream on top. Sprinkle cinnamon on the very top.
This can be standard coffee with sugar and a shot of Irish whiskey and topped off with whipped cream. You can add your favorite whiskey, so it doesn’t have to be Irish.
How this is made is using equal parts of espresso and steamed milk with little foam on top. It needs to be served in a fancy cup that is between 150-200ml.
It’s an original invention from San Francisco that uses the famous Gibraltar’ glasses. It’s a shot of espresso with 85ml of warm milk added.
Japanese Iced Coffee
The trick to make this work is to have your brewing vessel filled with ice beforehand. You can use a Chemex pour-over coffee maker for this. As coffee drips into the vessel it cools rapidly thus preserving the flavor of the coffee.
To make this you need 2 shots of cooled espresso and a 0.2l cup with ice. Add some squeezed lime and slowly pour the espresso and tonic water into the cup at the same time.
For this, you’ll need the Turkish brewing pot called a cezve. The coffee must be finely ground into a powder. It is then added to the boiling water in the cezve. You drink it unfiltered.
For this, you’ll need the traditional Vietnamese dripper that has a built-in metal filter. When the coffee is done you pour it into a cup and serve with milk and sugar.
This is a really popular coffee variant for people who are on high fat, low-carb diet. It is brewed coffee with coconut oil and has unsalted butter added.
This uses coffee cherry leaves instead of coffee. They are added to hot water just like tea. It can help with digestive problems or even constipation.
These are coffee cherries that are eaten by the Asian Palm Civet. They ferment inside the digestive tract and their droppings produce the finished product. Then the coffee bean is ground up and brewed for often absurd prices.
This is made from Ethiopian coffee with a very distinct flavor and aroma. It is no doubt the most expensive coffee you can enjoy at just 800 dollars per pound!
This is a tasty treat with 2 shots of espresso poured over a scoop of gelato in a fancy cup. You can add your favorite gelato flavor and any kind of toppings.
Nitro Cold Brew Coffee (Starbucks)
This is a cold brew coffee that’s passed through a tap that introduces nitrogen bubbles in the coffee. It’s similar to Guinness beer is produced and makes a fizzy drink with high caffeine.
Apple Pie (Dunkin’ Donuts)
This is a richly flavored coffee with the taste of apple pie flavors. What more can you say?
Chocolate Banana (Unique Coffee Roasters)
How about a rich coffee with smooth banana flavor and deep chocolate undertones?
Egg Coffee (Vietnam)
This expands on the Vietnamese coffee with a twist. 1 egg is beaten until it becomes creamy and frothy and is added to the coffee with milk and sugar.
Yak Butter Tea (Tibet)
This is more of a tea than anything else and it made with tea leaves, Yak butter, water, and salt.
Toasted Marshmallow Latte (Big Shoulders Coffee)
It might be just hype but this one has a real kick. Its 4 espresso shots made up as a latte with a toasted marshmallow on top
Maple Bacon (Boca Java)
For something different, this medium-roast coffee offers the taste of sweet maple combined with smoky home-cooked bacon. Is this the new breakfast in a cup?
Spicy Taco (CoffeeAM)
Feel like going south of the border? This coffee has all the traditional spices added that make it taste like a real taco!
Moonshine (Whiskey Barrel Coffee)
This is a medium to dark roast coffee is stored in moonshine barrels until it has the distinct flavor of moonshine as an aftertaste.