Coffee is a great hot beverage. Either you drink it just not to fall asleep or you just like it’s taste, you can’t deny, that it is one of the best human inventions yet. The world consumes 2.25 cups of coffee every day, and it shouldn’t be surprising, as a cup of coffee a day has been proven to stimulate a work of a heart, reverses the liver damage, caused by the alcohol and even reduce suicide rates by almost 50 %! There are so many different types of coffee-based drinks, that even an absolute coffee-hater will find something, that he’ll like. If you don’t want to be scared or confused by the names of all this drinks, check out this guide. And if you’ll would like to make some of them in the comfort of your house, check out the coffee machines on Jiji!
This is the most basic and common type of coffee, which is made by steaming hot (90°C) water passing through a freshly-grounded coffee.
Americano is a less-concentrated version of the espresso. On a 1/3 it consists of the espresso, another 2/3 are just hot water.
Latte is 1/3 espresso and 2/3 hot milk, covered with a foamed milk. Latte macchiato is the same drink, only with a different layer structure (milk, espresso, foamed milk), which moves an accent from coffee to the milk.
Traditional Italian cappuccino is made out of 1/3 of espresso and 2/3 of a foamed milk. Sometimes milk is replaced with cream. The ornaments you can often see on top of the foam are made with milk, cinnamon, coffee or chocolate and are called latte art.
This type of coffee is very similar to latte, a mix of espresso and steamed milk, but the layer of foam is very thin.
Mocha is basically a chocolate-flavored latte, made with hot chocolate and espresso, with a milk froth or whipped cream.
Drip (or brewed) coffee, contrary to espresso, is made by pouring hot water onto ground coffee beans, then allowing them to brew.
This one is made by pouring a shot of espresso into a drip coffee.
Au lait is made of drip coffee and steamed milk (the same proportions, as for latte).
Ristretto is basically a concentrated espresso – 2/3 of water for the same amount of grounded coffee. Be careful ordering this one – it’s really strong!
This coffee is a great refreshment for a hot summer day. It is made by steeping in grounded beans into the room-temperature water, where they stay for a long period of time.