Updated: Jan 22
Today we’re going to talk about that extra step coffee shops and cafes use, to make those frothy lattes and cappuccinos. Now, unless you have a steamer at home, you won’t be able to achieve this, but it’s always good to remember the difference between a flat white, cappuccino, latte and other coffee styles are.
So, without further ado, here’s a list of different coffee types. Don’t forget that the amount of milk you add, determines how strong your coffee is too, along with all the other factors that determine the strength of the coffee.
Now, you’re probably wondering why flavoured coffee syrups aren’t included in the list. Well, to be honest, these syrups are just additions to the coffee, to make it sweeter, so they don’t really require being part of the list. It simply adds an extra punch of flavour.
Test Them Yourselves
So, the next time you go to your local coffee shop, and I don’t mean the famous brands. I mean that artistic, independent coffee shop, and try out the different coffee styles they have. Of course, don’t try them all at once, that’s not healthy, but when you have the chance, taste each one and see which one is your favourite.
For me? My bucket list coffee type is the Caffe Affogato, I love the idea of ice cream and coffee put together, but my go-to will always be a latte with almond milk (I’m mildly lactose intolerant), since I can’t handle the quick shot of caffeine as well as others, and I’m the kind that likes to drink my coffee slowly.
What about you guys? Let me know how you like your coffee. Well, that’s it for the Coffee series. It has been a great ride! Of course, there’s a whole lot more to coffee than what I’ve told you, there are loads of smaller details that more professional baristas and coffee masters know, and if you want to learn about them, why not ask? They’ll be happy to answer your questions! Anyway, I’ll see you guys next time!