Coffee drinks: the best types
- Americano has lower caffeine load in comparison to espresso. Well-made Americano retains rich aroma of espresso with less bitterness
Chillax cafe offers great list of drinks on their menu. What is the peculiarity of each drink and what is the best type to enjoy? The most popular and favorite kinds of coffee beverages are mentioned below.
It’s coffee that is brewed under high pressure. Espresso is Italian word that means “pressed out” and refers to the process of forcing steam through coffee beans in espresso machine. If the drink is brewed properly, it is thick in consistency and topped with crema (smooth foam). Espresso is highly concentrated, so it contains more caffeine than usual coffee.
The drink is served in small, thick cup. Only this type of cups is able to retain heat and deep aroma of the drink. Espresso can be sweetened with a bit of refined sugar to avoid bitterness in coffee. This drink is basic ingredient for wide variety of other coffee brews.
It originates from Italy and is also well-liked coffee drink. Cappuccino has rich flavor resembling espresso, but the difference between two drinks lies in milk content. Good cappuccino is made of identical parts of espresso, steamed milk, and milk froth. Coffee shops serve various kinds of cappuccino that may be topped with spices such as ground chocolate, cinnamon or cocoa powder.
Cappuccino is usually served in large cup and never in glass. The top of the beverage is usually beautified with the help of syrups, nuts or powders. This kind of design is called coffee art.
Mentioned type of drink is good for people who don’t like highly concentrated coffee. Americano is made of espresso that is diluted with a cup of hot water. Some coffee beginners consider Americano and typical brewed coffee to be same drinks. The latter is usually filtered that makes it different.
Americano has lower caffeine load in comparison to espresso. Well-made Americano retains rich aroma of espresso with less bitterness. It’s usually served black, but milk may be added if desirable.
This variation of coffee beverage is also Italian in origin. Milk is called latte in Italian, so Caffe Latte is mixture of coffee and milk. Perfect cup of latte has small layer of foamed milk that allows creating different drawings. Trained servers usually make patterns on the top of late for visitors. Various flavorings may be added to late.
This delicious creamy drink is on menu of every coffee shop and is often confused with cappuccino because of almost similar ingredients. Two mentioned drinks differ in amount of milk that is added to espresso. Latte is milky drink with 1 to 3 espresso to steamed milk ratio. It should not have a lot of milk froth in comparison to cappuccino and is served in both glass and cup.
Find your own favorite coffee drink when looking through coffee shop menu and enjoy it!