Beginners guide to types of coffee: Types of hot coffee (Part 2)
Espresso coffee is a strong black coffee with no dairy products involved. It can be made with a ratio of water to coffee in quantities of 1:3, 1:1 or 1:2.
Affogato is a combination of sweet and bitter from the ice cream and espresso shot doused together.
A macchiato is an espresso served with milk. There are two kinds of Macchiato- Espresso & Latte, the difference between both being, the former has less milk & foam as compared to the latter.
Latte is another version of espresso served with steamed milk and a small portion of foam as compared to cappuccino. Café latte literally stands for coffee & milk.
This is a three-component recipe–espresso shot, steamed milk & a thick layer of foam. Due to the ratio of coffee to milk (2:1), it is stronger in flavour than a latte.
Americano is a diluted version of an espresso shot with hot water in the ratio of 1:2. It can be served with milk and sugar on the side, however it does not come with foam.
A mochaccino is a variant of latte, made with chocolate syrup, hot milk and an espresso shot.
Café Au lait
Café Au lait is made in the ratio of 1:1 with coffee and hot milk. It doesn't have foamed milk which sets it apart from the likes of a latte or cappuccino.
Flat white coffee comes with 1 or 2 shots of coffee with micro-foam! Micro-foam is smooth and velvety, has super fine bubbles as compared to the foam used in latte or cappuccino.
Irish coffee is a cocktail of hot coffee, whiskey and sugar, topped with a mounted peak of foam.
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