24 MAR 2023

Your Ultimate Guide To Coffee

ADHYA MOONA
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types of coffee

For all those coffee lovers out there or those who want to learn what exactly does each type of coffee consist of - here's your guide.

cappuccino

Cappuccino offers a perfect balance of 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk and 1/3 foam or airy, frothed milk. It is often sprinkled with cocoa powder on top. 

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A popular coffee drink, it has a shot (or 2 shots) of espresso with steamed milk and a thin layer of foam. This is a slightly milky coffee.

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latte

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americano

Americano consists of an espresso shot diluted in hot water. Served 1/2 espresso + 1/2 water or 1/3 espresso + 2/3 water. Tip: pour espresso first then add water.

espresso

It's the most concentrated form of coffee that is usually served in shots. The taste is intense, bold and it has high caffeine content.

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mocha

For chocolatey drink lovers - Mocha consists of an espresso shot combined with chocolate syrup or powder, steamed milk and foam. Adding whipped cream is optional.

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macchiato

Macchiato is an espresso-based coffee drink. It consists of an espresso shot with foamed or steamed milk. 

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cortado

A Cortado coffee is made of equal parts espresso and steamed milk. The lightly steamed milk with no foam helps reduce the acidity of the coffee.

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flat white

Flat white contains espresso and steamed milk. This Aussie-born drink is basically a cappuccino without the foam.

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black coffee

Black coffee AKA café noir consists of ground coffee beans steeped in hot water, best served warm. It doesn't consist milk or sugar. 

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decaf coffee

Drink a delicious coffee with very less caffeine - decaf coffee. Made from regular coffee beans that go through a process that removes majority of caffeine. 

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