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What is the name of the drink which can heal that severe headache? Or can easily turn your bad mornings into an amazing one?
Well, I don’t know about your preferences but for me, it is a quality cup of coffee for sure. That one cup can do magic and make your soul the happiest one. But tell me one thing, if coffee is also the answer to all your problems, what is that type of coffee you always prefer? Is it a latte, or cappuccino, or maybe French press or an Espresso shot is just enough.
Whatever it is, you should always be aware of all the types of coffee that exist and you never know you might develop a new taste.
So, I’ve done the job for you by penning down the list of several different kinds of coffee drinks that are present in the market that you should not only have information about but should also try them out.
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Ol’ Espresso is one of the types, which is mainly known by almost everyone out there. Those who are a diehard lover of espresso will agree there’s no other drink that provides you with such a great and rich concentration of coffee in liquid coffee.
Espresso is made when a very small amount of piping hot water is forced through finely ground coffee beans. On average, an espresso shot comes with a caffeine content that ranges from 120-170 milligrams. So, just make yourself a strong shot of espresso and get started for the day.
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Next in the line comes espresso that is prepared with the same amount of coffee but with half the amount of water.
If you feel like an espresso won’t be helpful for a kickass start of the day, make yourself Ristretto, which gives you an even darker and more concentrated cup of coffee.
One can simply make a shot of Ristretto by turning off the extraction process of normal espresso before it starts to blonde.
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You might hear people referring to this kind of coffee as Cuban coffee. In addition to this, the coffee is originally from Cuba and is a variant of the original espresso.
Also, don’t forget that this one is a sweet espresso shot in which demerara sugar is added while brewing. So, those who do not prefer having bitter tasting coffee might try café Cubano.
Café Americano is definitely for those who love to relish flavors of good coffee in the main. This coffee drink is prepared when hot water is added to one or more shots of espresso, thus decides the concentration level of caffeine and taste of your drink.
The flavors of your coffee thus, depend on the number of espresso shots you add. Also, the average serving of Café Americano comes with the caffeine content of around 150mg.
Sometimes often called “Latte”, Café Latte is yet another kind of coffee drink you must try.
This one is an espresso-based drink, which is prepared by adding micro-foam and steamed milk. This coffee drink is even sweeter juxtaposed to espresso because of the addition of steamed milk into it.
In easy words, Café Latte is a blend of steamed milk and an espresso shot in a 1:3 ratio. Well, the coffee is mainly popular among those who like to savor mild flavors of coffee.
Another amazing kind of coffee drink, which is essentially an espresso shot and comes with foam on the top.
To add more to the information, this foam is created because of long pull brewing that stays there for around 20 to 30 seconds.
For making an exotic cup of café crema, one needs to use coarse coffee grounds and also make sure that they don’t over extract the coffee.
Here comes the king of all the coffee-based drinks and is one of the most favorite ones among all the coffee lovers. Making this rich coffee-based drink, all you need to do is add hot milk to one or two shots of espresso and top it using foamed milk.
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The best thing about trying a great cup of cappuccino is that you get the things, amazing flavor and smooth texture that is created using milk froth.
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Next, we have Café Bombon for you that originally come from Spain and is prepared when you add sweetened condensed milk to an espresso shot.
You will always this coffee-based beverage served in a glass and that looks really pleasing. You need to add the milk slowly so that it sits down at the bottom so that it can not only create great taste but can also look eye-pleasing.
This amazing coffee drink is made with microfoam or you can understand like this: steamed milk with a little amount of foam over espresso.
You can add a number of shots and the amount of milk according to your choices that mean there’s no fixed ratio with the measurements.
However, just keep in mind that the coffee content should be more than the milk content. And also, the thing that makes this drink different from cappuccino or latte is its difference in texture.
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Another coffee-based beverage that is made when an espresso shot comes with a little amount of foamed milk.
With a cup of Macchiato, you can experience the strong smell and extremely amazing flavors of coffee. Also, an interesting thing to note that the milk is directly foamed in the cup and the espresso is added to it. In fact, one can even add a bit of cocoa powder for more flavors if you wish.
Talking about Mocha, it is actually a blend of cappuccino and a hot chocolate.
The drink is prepared by adding an espresso shot and chocolate powder and then adding micro-foam and steamed milk to it. All in all, in simple words, the drink is nothing but cappuccino with chocolate flavoring.
Next, in the list is this wonderful hot Portuguese drink, which is a mixing of espresso with foamed milk. With this coffee drink, the proportions remain quite the same as Caffe Latte and which is around 1:3.
Café Au Lait
The drink basically means “Coffee with Milk” and the name has done full justification with the same. This coffee-based drink is prepared when an espresso shot meets hot milk.
Espressino is actually an espresso drink with steamed milk and cocoa powder.
This one is a kind of traditional cappuccino that is prepared with the 1:1 proportion of hot milk and single shot espresso.
Breve is a perfect blend of milk, cream, and espresso. The mixture is partly one espresso shot and partly different amounts of cream and milk.
This one is pretty different and interesting as well because the coffee-based beverage is one shot espresso that comes with a slice of lemon.
I know this sounds really amazing but one more thing you should remember that since it is Espresso ‘Romano’, the drink has no clear relations with the Romans.
Last, we have a simple dessert coffee that can be a perfect treat after the dinner as well as a savior during summers. In the single or double shot of espresso, a big scoop of vanilla ice-cream is added and served on the table.