At Koffee Kult, we get questions about all of the different types of coffee and the differences between coffee beans. Our team of expert coffee roasters and baristas are always happy to answer your questions. The following is a quick reference guide to some of the most common coffee terms for you to brush up on your barista vocabulary.
A coffee drink where ice cream, usually vanilla, is plopped into a shot of espresso.
A shot of espresso diluted with hot water.
The person who prepares your coffee at a coffee bar.
This is a cup of brewed coffee with a double shot of espresso.
An espresso shot combined with equal parts of espresso, steamed milk, and foam.
The hourglass-shaped filter coffee brewer you may see at a café.
Us here at Koffee Kult! We are the ones who prepare your coffee beans for use by roasting them.
COLD DRIP COFFEE
Cold brew coffee, where coffee grounds are steeped in cold water for about 12 hours, then strained to make a concentrate that’s used for iced coffee.
The thick, caramel-colored emulsified oil that sits on top of an espresso.
Coffee beans roasted until they are dark brown, coated in oils.
When coffee roasters buy straight from the growers, cutting out the middleman brokers.
Coffee that is made with a filter, press pot, percolator, or countertop coffee maker. Flavor is extracted by contact with water, not by being put under pressure.
One of the most important coffee terms to know, an espresso is concentrated coffee made when hot, water is forced at pressure through fine coffee grounds.
When coffee roasters like Koffee Kult participate in a private program that certifies that farmers and coffee growers are paid a minimum price for coffee, also prohibiting child or forced labor.
Drip coffee made with a ceramic, glass or plastic cone lined with a paper filter.
Espresso topped with flat, steamed milk.
Coffee made by steeping grounds with hot water in a vessel with a plunger and metal filter that pushes the grounds to the bottom, also called a press pot.
An important one of our coffee terms is green beans, which are unroasted coffee beans. Green coffee beans are what the beans look like before the roasting process.
Espresso with steamed milk, topped with a little bit of foam.
Espresso mixed with chocolate syrup and steamed milk.
A method of drip coffee where the water is poured in a thin, steady, slow stream over a filter cone. One cup of coffee takes about three minutes to brew.
Espresso shots are pulled. The term comes from the time when machines were operated by a lever.
One of our coffee terms to know if you need to stay awake! This is a cup of brewed coffee with a shot of espresso.
Espresso pulled short, with less water for more concentration.
The process in which green beans are heated to create complex flavors that are extracted during brewing, making them change in color and flavor