Beginner’s Guide To Common Coffee Drinks

We all love it, its taste, smell, and the aura it produces when around us. We could be in the middle of work, sitting at home on our couch, sitting in traffic on the way to work, or sitting by the beach. Wherever we are, the small and thought of it take you to another world.

That's the feeling of the rich, strong, bold, and sometimes sweet flavor of our beloved friend, coffee. Since most of us aren't coffee snobs, aficionados, etc. It's helpful to understand the differences between the most common types of coffee. You can also look for the best coffee recipes online.

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Coffee is not as strong as espresso, and when brewed, espresso has a much richer taste than coffee. 

The Latte: Besides the cup of coffee, the latte is the most common type of espresso drink. Depending on the size, the smallest latte size has one shot of espresso, 3/4 a cup of steamed milk, and topped off with the foam from steamed milk. 

The Cappacino: Commonly confused with the latte, the cappacino is a widely-known drink in Europe. The smallest size comes with one shot of espresso, approximately ¾ cup of steamed milk foam, and about 1/3 cup of steamed milk. Again, the cappachino is highly recommended plain, or with a shot of spice.

Caffe Americano: Not as common for the Starbucks lovers, but the Americano is rightly named for its founding in the American way – the love for a fresh cup of coffee. The Americano is probably the freshest 'cup o' joe' you'll order at Caribou or Starbucks. 

The rich, bold taste will enchant you but the way the Caffe Americano is made will shock you. A small Americano is made with two shots of espresso and the rest is hot water, mixed to perfection, don't let the make of this bold cup fool you on the surprisingly robust taste.

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