Know your coffee drinks

Ever wonder what all those weird names are?

well here is your quick start guide to the types of coffee beverages!

Americano: A single shot of espresso with about 7 ounces of hot water added to the mix. The name for this coffee drink stemmed from an insult to ‘uncouth’ Americans who weren’t up to drinking full espressos. (http://www.talkaboutcoffee.com/types-of-coffee-coffee-varieties.html)

Cappuccino: made of strong coffee espresso, steamed milk and frothed milk in equal parts: espresso at the bottom, steamed milk and frothy milk at the top. (http://food.qandas.com/coffee/what-is-a-cappuccino.html)

Espresso: A 1-2 ounce drink made in by forcing hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans.  Typically, espresso beans are darkly roasted but this is not a requirement. (http://www.namastecafe.com/coffee_names.htm)

Latte:A drink of coffee made from espresso and steamed milk, generally topped with foam (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/latte)

Mocha: This popular drink is basically a Cappuccino or Latte with chocolate syrup added to the mix. Sweeter, not as intense in coffee flavor, and a good ‘gateway’ coffee for those who don’t usually do the caffeine thing.(http://www.talkaboutcoffee.com/types-of-coffee-coffee-varieties-ii.html)

I hope this helps in your coffee drinking endeavors!

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