From Affogato to Ristretto: List of Most Common Coffee Drinks
Coffee drink names can be tricky and that's why we decided to collect you a alphabetical list of the coffee drinks you might bump into. So here you go: the list of most common coffee drinks!
Espresso poured on a vanilla ice cream. Served in a cappuccino cup.
Check a recipe for Affogato Mint!
AMERICANO (or ESPRESSO AMERICANO)
Espresso with added hot water (100–150 ml). Often served in a cappuccino cup. (The espresso is added into the hot water rather than all the water being flowed through the coffee that would lead to over extraction.)
A tall, mild 'milk coffee' (about 150-300 ml). An espresso with steamed milk and only a little milk foam poured over it. Serve in a latte glass or a coffee cup. Flavoured syrup can be added.
Check the video how to make Caffè Latte!
A caffè latte with chocolate and whipped cream, made by pouring about 2 cl of chocolate sauce into the glass, followed by an espresso shot and steamed milk.
Check a recipe for Mint Chocolate Mocha!
CAFÈ AU LAIT
French morning coffee. Made by mixing dark roasted filter coffee (often prepared with French Press) and warm milk. Served in a bowl or a large coffee cup.
Check how to make coffee with French Press!
A coffee drink consisting of espresso and a milk foam mixture (drink size about 160–240 ml). Served in a cappuccino cup.
Check the video how to make Cappuccino!
COLD BREW COFFEE
Cold Brew Coffee is a smooth, cold beverage prepared by brewing freshly ground coffee in cold water. In the Cold Brew process, time makes up for heat.
Read how to make Cold brew coffee!
DOUBLE ESPRESSO (DOPPIO)
Double portion of espresso in a cappuccino/espresso cup.
Check the video how to make espresso!
A short, strong drink (about 30 ml) served in an espresso cup.
Read 9 steps for a perfect espresso!
ESPRESSO CON PANNA
A shot of espresso topped with whipped cream. Served in an espresso cup.
Espresso with a little milk foam (drink size about 50 ml). Served in an espresso cup.
A coffee drink with a double espresso and lightly frosted milk (About 150–240 ml). Served in a glass.
Check a video how to make Flat White!
Rich iced coffee made of espresso, milk and ice. Flavoured syrup can be added (about 300 ml). Mixed in a blender and served for example in a latte glass.
Basically anything that is blended/mixed/stirred and served with various topping that are very "instagrammable". Coffee Freakshakes are often made with cold brew coffee.
Check a recipe for Caramel Fever Freakshake!
Ice, cold milk and an espresso in a latte glass (about 300 ml), often mixed with some sugar or flavoured syrup. Served in a latte glass.
Read how to make Ice Latte with syrup!
Cold Caffè mocha. Prepared like iced latte, but garnished and flavoured like caffè mocha (about 300 ml). Served in a latte glass.
Classic coffee coctail where Irish whiskey is mixed with filter coffee and topped with thin layer of gently whipped cream.
Read tips for great coffee coctail!
Like a traditional caffè latte, but with a thicker layer of foam. Often made by pouring an espresso last into the milk (drink size about 300 ml). Served in a latte glass.
LUNGO (or ESPRESSO LUNGO)
An espresso pulled long (50–60 ml). Served in an espresso/cappuccino cup.
RISTRETTO (or ESPRESSO RISTRETTO)
A very short shot of espresso (about 20 ml). Served in an espresso cup.
Remember that each café has their own recipes, these are just a guidelines how these drinks are often perceived.
We will update the list if needed, so if you see your favorite coffee drink missing from the list - leave a comment below! :)