Different Coffee Drinks Explained

To help our favorite Koffee Kult customers figure out how to order a cup of coffee at the local coffee shop down the street, we define all of the different coffee drinks, so you do not feel lost at the counter any longer. 

Espresso - As the first one of our different coffee drinks, the espresso is a small shot of caffeine. It is about 30 ml of concentrated coffee which is made by forcing pressurized water through finely ground coffee beans. Many people tend to think this drink is called an ex-presso, which is the improper pronunciation. 

Latte – Generally, this drink is a shot of espresso with a load of steamed milk, topped with a bit of foam. 

Cappuccino One of the most popular of the different coffee drinks, a cappuccino is equal parts espresso, steamed milk, and foam. 

Mocha – The mocha is similar to the cappuccino; however, instead of steamed milk and foam, the espresso is filled with steamed milk and chocolate. 

Americano – The café Americano is an extension of a regular espresso, being a single shot, topped with twice the amount of water. 

Macchiato – This coffee drink is espresso with either steamed milk or foam, with a flavor added. The most common form of this drink is a caramel macchiato, adding some vanilla flavoring topped with a caramel drizzle.  

Café Au LaitOne of the different coffee drinks that is French, made with brewed coffee instead of espresso. Instead of cold milk like a regular cup of coffee, this drink calls for steamed milk, which makes this drink similar to a latte. 

Red Eye – A red eye is one shot of espresso with some dripped coffee on top, not to be mistaken for a: 

Black Eye – A double shot of espresso with dripped coffee on top. 

Now that you are an expert in regards to the different coffee drinks that you can order at your local coffee shop, take it to the next level and brew some of your own with your very own Koffee Kult coffee beans