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An Americano is a shot or two of espresso that has been poured into a glass filled with hot water. This is an easy drink to make at home and is a nice alternative to regular drip coffee. If you enjoy strong coffee, an Americano may be a drink that you will like. Add sugar if you enjoy a sweeter coffee drink.
A cup of American coffee with two shots of espresso added. Also known as a Sling Blade, Depth Charge, Shot in the Dark, Cafe Tobio, Autobahn, or Hammerhead.
Caf? au Lait
The caf? au lait is made with equal parts of brewed coffee and steamed milk. This is a traditionally French drink which is also very popular in New Orleans (often made with chicory) and served with beignets - a fried, doughy breakfast treat. aka "misto"
A caf? breve is a milk-based espresso where half-and-half is used instead of milk. Richer and creamier than milk, half and half makes the caf? breve a more decadent choice. Half and half also increases the amount of foam in this drink, making it fluffier than a typical latte. Since the proper way to make a cafe breve is with half and half, this is not the best drink of choice for those on a diet or watching calories.
Condensed milk poured carefully over espresso and served in a small glass. The shot of espresso remains separated from the milk until stirred, as in a black and white. Cafe Bonbon is French for "candy coffee".
Caf? con Leche
A caf? con leche is made with 1.5 ounces of espresso with steamed milk to fill an eight-ounce cup. This tasty beverage is a Spanish version of caf? au lait or Italian caffe e latte. It is customary to add sugar or a pinch of salt to caf? con leche, according to your own taste. Since this drink originated in Spain, it is also common in Latin America and around the world.
Caf? con Panna
Caf? con panna is made up of espresso topped with whipped cream. This drink has Italian routes but sometimes goes by other names. Caf? con panna may be referred to as caf? Vienne in the United States, and caf? Viennois in the UK. This is a delicious drink that is actually more old fashioned than the popular latte and cappuccino.
Caffe corretto is a alcoholic coffee drink. It is prepared by mixing espresso with a shot of brandy, cognac, or liqueur. This drink has its origins in Italy, and oftentimes grappa or sambuca are used as the liqueur. A caffe corretto could be a great way to end a dinner party where Italian foods were served. It is also a wonderful accompaniment with chocolate desserts, ice cream or gelato.
A caf? cr?me consists of 1.5 ounces of espresso combined with one ounce of heavy cream. This is a traditional French coffee drink which is truly delicious and decadent. It is most often served in a large cup with hot cream. If you find yourself in a French cafe with an enjoyable book, a cafe cr?me could just be the perfect drink to order also called Cafe Crema.
A caf? doppio is a double shot of espresso with one shot of hot water. This is a strong coffee drink that can really give you a "pick me up" on those rough mornings. If you enjoy strong coffee, you may want to try a caf? doppio. Knowing the proper Italian term for this drink will also help you out if you are traveling through Italy and sampling the many cafes there.
The caf? frappuccino is a coffee slush, blending iced coffee, milk, flavorings and ice. Starbucks has made the frappuccino a very popular drink that you can see someone carrying in virtually any shopping mall in America. Creating a caf? frappuccino at home is something to try. Blend together iced coffee, milk, sugar and any flavorings you like to create your own frosty treat.
A caf? freddo consists of chilled espresso served in a glass, often iced. This is a delicious choice on a hot summer day. If you like a strong coffee flavor, you will likely enjoy a caf? freddo. It also tastes great with sugar added, if you enjoy sweeter coffee drinks. If you have an espresso machine at home, you can enjoy a cafe freddo with only as much, if not less effort than a regular cup of drip coffee.
Frozen, shaved ice made from milk, sugar and espresso.
A double shot of espresso and non-fat milk also a non-fat, decaffeinated coffee drink.
The caf? latte is a very popular coffee drink, whether it is being ordered in a coffee shop or made at home by a coffee connoisseur. It is prepared with 1.5 ounces of espresso in a six-ounce cup filled to the top with steamed milk, forming a dense drink. The cafe latte may also be topped with foamed milk, if desired.
Caf? Latte Macchiato
A caf? latte macchiato is a glass of hot milk with a teaspoon of espresso. This is a very light coffee drink, which is very smooth and enjoyable. This is a great choice for when you want a nice hot coffee drink, but don't want much caffeine. It can be sweetened to taste or flavors such as almond, vanilla or caramel may be added if desired.
A caf? latteccino is composed of espresso with two parts of steamed milk and one part foamed milk. This could be considered a hybrid of a cappuccino and a latte. With a espresso machine at home, you can practice creating lesser known drinks like the cafe latteccino. Impress guests or just yourself with this smooth and tasty drink.
The caf? lungo is a long espresso made by adding boiling water to a 1.5 ounces espresso. It is the Italian term for an Americano. Lungo translates as "long," which is pertinent because the addition of hot water to this espresso drink stretches the drink, or allows you to drink it for a longer amount of time.
To make a caff? macchiato, pour 1.5 ounces of espresso into a demitasse and top it with a dollop of foamed milk. Macchiato means "marked" in Italian - so this drink is espresso which is marked with milk. Traditionally, only a teaspoon of milk is added to a macchiato, but there are many variations on the drink that you can find around the world.
The caf? mocha contains espresso, chocolate syrup, and steamed milk, often topped with whipped cream and cocoa powder or chocolate shavings. The mocha is a variation of a latte, but with chocolate added. There are many variations of this popular drink, including white chocolate mochas and tuxedo mochas, which contain both white and dark chocolate.
Cafe Noisette ("kuh-fay nwah-zett") is espresso with a small amount of milk added. Cafe Noisette is French for "hazelnut coffee", a reference to the dark color of espresso.
The caf? ristretto is highly concentrated espresso (3/4 to one ounce of water used for extraction), resulting in a denser, and more aromatic espresso. Another term for this drink is "short," "caf? court" or "caf? serre" in French. This drink results in a thicker and much more robust espresso which would be enjoyed by a strong coffee lover.
The caf? Romano consists of regular espresso, served with a twist of lemon or lemon peel. It is a slight twist on a simple espresso which adds a bit of fresh and zest flavor. This is a simple drink that is often enjoyed in the cafes of Italy and throughout the Mediterranean. To give yourself the feeling of an exotic vacation at home, simply add a twist of lemon to your espresso on any morning.
A caffe Americano is made up of espresso that is cut with very hot water to fill an American size cup. If you prefer the flavor of espresso, and have an espresso machine at home, making a caffe Americano is a good choice for you. You will have a larger amount of coffee, bit the same qualities of an espresso.
A caffe mocha can be prepared in a variety of ways. Basically, it is a chocolate flavored cafe latte. Mochas are often prepared with whipped cream on top, and are a very popular coffee shop favorite. Some mochas are made even more decadent with rich dark chocolate shavings sprinkled atop the whipped cream.
The phrase "caf? noir" describes coffee served without cream or milk. It is the French translation of "black coffee." If you are feeling sophisticated, try ordering a caf? noir with your breakfast and hopefully your waiter or waitress will understand your French. Don't hold it against them if they don't know you are merely ordering your coffee black.
Short for cappuccino.
Cappuccino gets its name from the Italian order of Catholic Capuchin monks, whose hooded robes resemble the drink's cap of foam in shape and color. The frothed milk from the top of the steaming pitcher is spooned on top to "cap" the cappuccino and retain heat. The proportion of espresso to steamed and frothed milk for cappuccino is usually 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk and 1/3 frothed milk on top.
Cold Brew or Cold Press
Refers to the process of steeping coffee grounds in room temperature or cold water for an extended period. It is also sometimes referred to as Toddy coffee which is a trademarked cold brewing system. Beans should be ground coarse (as one would grind for French press or percolator style brewing methods). Felt filters are used in the Toddy system. The cold-press process requires grinding: coarse-ground beans are soaked in water for a prolonged period of time, usually 12 hours or more. The water is normally kept at room temperature, but chilled water can also be used. The grounds must be filtered out of the water after they have been steeped using a paper coffee filter, a fine metal sieve, or a French press. The result is a coffee concentrate that is often diluted with water or milk, and can be served hot, over ice, or blended with ice and other ingredients such as chocolate.
A doppio is a double shot of espresso. If you are really in need of a quick pick me up, this double serving of espresso could be the perfect solution. A doppio is served in a demitasse, or a half size cup. Depending on your personal preferences, drink a doppio plain or with some sugar added. Also see solo.
This drink order is popular in Canada, especially at Tim Horton's. It refers to a large coffee with two creamer packets and two sugar packets mixed in.
Double Dry Short
A double shot of espresso in a short cup with no foam.
An espresso drink with frothed milk only and no hot milk. A dry cappuccino, for example, is espresso under layer of velvety milk froth.
The word espresso refers to a brewing method that extracts the heart of the coffee bean. It was invented in Italy at the turn of the century. A pump-driven machine forces hot water through fine grounds at around nine atmospheres of pressure. It should take between 18 to 23 seconds to extract a good shot. This will produce from 3/4 to one ounce of great liquid. This brewing process produces a sweet, thick and rich, smooth shot of espresso. Espresso comes from the Latin word "Expresere" which means "to press out."
An espresso breve is an espresso with half and half added. Adding half and half to espresso makes the drink more creamy and smooth. If you enjoy milk or cream in your coffee, or enjoy the taste of espresso, this could be a drink that you enjoy. With an espresso machine at home, this is an easy and delicious drink to prepare.
Espresso lungo is a shot that is pulled long for a bit of extra espresso. While many believe this maximizes the caffeine, in most shops this merely produces a bitter cup. Because the beans are exposed to heat for a longer period of time, the taste of the espresso may be more bitter than a traditional espresso shot.
An espresso macchiato is an espresso with a minimal amount (or "mark") of steamed milk on top. This is a drink with a strong espresso flavor and just a touch of milkiness. An espresso macchiato will often have foam in it, but the traditional preparation of the drink does not require foam, but rather milk or steamed milk.
Espresso ristretto translates literally to "restricted" espresso. This drink is a shorter draw of espresso than the traditional draw. The goal of making a shorter draw is a thicker and more flavorful espresso. If you truly love the full flavor of espresso, a ristretto is a drink that you should try.
Italian for espresso with a squeeze of lemon.
Italian for "large", a Grande is a 16 oz coffee drink. A 16 ounce Mocha, for example, is called a Grande Mocha. Coffee drink sizes from smallest to largest are: Short (8 oz), Tall (12oz), Grande (16 oz), and Vente (20oz).
A coffee drink with half the caffeine, made by blending equal parts of decaffeinated and "regular" coffees. Also called "half and half" or "split shot".
The house blend of coffee. It varies from shop to shop, so don't be afraid to ask what it's like!
pour a shot of Irish whiskey into a warmed whiskey glass and add three sugar cubes (3 tsp). Fill with strong black coffee to within one inch of top. Stir gently and top to the brim with slightly aerated heavy cream.
A decaf coffee, or latte.
With four shots of espresso. Also known as a "double-double" in the U.S. (Warning - "Double-double" means "with two sugars and two creamers" in Canada.)
A cup of coffee with a shot, or shots of espresso added.
A ristretto is the strongest and most concentrated espresso drink. It is made with about half the amount of water but the same amount of coffee as a regular espresso. It is pure, intense, and wonderful in taste. Ristretto in Italian means "restricted," or that the amount of water used to brew the espresso is restricted.
Any espresso drink made with non-fat milk. For example, a skinny Latte is a Latte made with non-fat milk.
A solo is a single shot of espresso. One shot of espresso measures one fluid ounce. When you pour a solo into a clear demitasse, you will be able to see the three main portions of an espresso shot; the crema, the body and the heart. Crema is the foamy top layer, the body is in the middle, and the heart is the very bottom and is the bitter counterpart to the crema's sweetness. Also see doppio.
A 12 ounce coffee beverage. For example, a double tall Mocha is a mocha with two shots of espresso in a 12 ounce cup. Sizes are short (8 oz), tall (12 oz), grande (16 oz), and vente (20 oz).
Coffee ground to a fine powder, brewed by mixing with hot water, and served with the grounds. Preparing turkish coffee requires some expertise, partly because finely ground coffee does not mix readily with water.
A 20 ounce coffee beverage. For example, a triple vente Mocha is a 20 ounce mocha with three shots (4.5 ounces) of espresso.
Some coffee drinks, such as Cappuccinos may be ordered dry, meaning with milk froth only and no steamed milk. A wet Cappuccino is a regular Cappuccino, including the 1/3 steamed milk.
A coffee order "to-go". For example, a Latte with legs, is a Latte served in a disposable insulated cup with lid ready to go.
SLANG TERMS FOR COFFEE
A Cup of Juan Valdez's Best
Arbuckles (Cowboy Coffee)
Black Ichor Of Life
C8H10N4O2: (The molecular formula for caffeine)
Cup of Brew
Cup of Joe
Cup of Jolt
COFFEE AROUND THE WORLD
koffie (pronounced coffee)
kafe (pronounced KA-fey)
buna (pronounced boona)
kahioa or ahua (In Egypt and some other ares, coffee is typically served with sugar. To order it without sugar, say ?ahua sada.?)
surch (pronounced suurch) or sourdj
kafea or akeuta
caf? (pronounced ka-FEY)
kafei (both consonants are in "first tone" / are high and even in pronunciation)
kava (pronounced kaava) or kafe
kaffe (pronounced kah-FEY)
koffie (pronounced coffee)
(spoken in Ethiopia and Eritrea): bunna, buni or bun (Coffee beans got their name from the combination of ?Kaffa,? a major Ethiopian coffee-producing area, and ?bun.?)
qava or chai
der Kaffee (pronounced kah-FEE; masculine; the ?K? is capitalized because all German nouns are capitalized)
kaf?s (pronounced ka-FACE)
kafe (pronounced kah-FEY)
kofi (pronounced KOH-fee)
kav? (pronounced KAH-vey)
caffe (pronounced KA-fee)
keopi or ko-pyi
kafija (pronounced ka-fee-ya)
Kaffi (like in German, all nouns are capitalized in Luxembourish)
kawah or koppi
Ojibwe (language of the Anishinabek Native Americans)
muckadaymashkikiwabu (literally, "black medicine water)
kawa (pronounced kava)
cafea (pronounced caf?-ah)
kofe (pronounced koe-fee)
kava (pronounced kah-va)
el caf? (masculine)
Sinhalese (Sri Lanka)
ka fei (same as Mandarin)
Tamil (Sri Lanka)
kapi-kottai or kopi
kafea or ca-fea
kahve (pronounced kah-VEY)
kavy or kava
ca phe (pronounced ka FEY) or cafe
coffi (pronounced ko-FEE)
Edited by ginny on 03/13/2013 6:18 PM
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