From Affogato to Ristretto : List of the most common coffee drinks

From Affogato to Ristretto: List of most common coffee drinks

I frequently get asked to explain how much water to have with which coffee pod, or what is the difference between an espresso and a ristretto. If fact coffee drink names can be tricky and that's why we decided to collect you an alphabetical list of the coffee drinks you might bump into:

 AFFOGATO
Espresso (50 ml) poured on a vanilla ice cream. Served in a cappuccino cup.

Alternatively try the Espressopedia Cioccolata poured over vanilla ice cream. 

Then get creative, in the summer add 2-3 pieces of mint chocolate and fresh mint leaves.


  AMERICANO (or ESPRESSO AMERICANO)
Espresso with added hot water (100–150 ml). Often served in a cappuccino cup. (The espresso is added into the hot water rather than all the water being flowed through the coffee that would lead to over extraction.) I always recommend an Intenso capsule to lengthen into an Americano but a the end of the day it's your decision.


 CAFFÈ LATTE
A tall, mild 'milk coffee' (about 150-300 ml). An espresso with steamed milk and only a little milk foam poured over it. Serve in a latte glass or a coffee cup. Flavoured syrup can be added e.g. 10 ml of Gingerbread syrup and a sprinkle of Gingerbread spice to make a Christmas latte.


 CAFFÈ MOCHA
A caffè latte with chocolate and whipped cream, made by pouring about 2 cl of chocolate sauce into the glass, followed by an espresso shot and steamed milk. 

Alternatively simply buy the pods of Mokaccino adding your own whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles or marshmallows.

 CAPPUCCINO
A coffee drink consisting of espresso and a milk foam mixture (drink size about 160–240 ml). Served in a cappuccino cup.
 

 DOUBLE ESPRESSO (DOPPIO)
Double portion of espresso in a cappuccino/espresso cup.

  ESPRESSO
A short, strong drink (about 50 ml) served in an espresso cup.
 

ESPRESSO CON PANNA
A shot of espresso topped with whipped cream. Served in an espresso cup.

ESPRESSO MACCHIATO
Espresso with a little milk foam (drink size about 50 ml). Served in an espresso cup.

  FLAT WHITE
A coffee drink with a double espresso and lightly frosted milk (About 150–240 ml). Served in a cup.
 

 FRAPPÉ
Rich iced coffee made of espresso, milk and ice. Flavoured syrup can be added (about 300 ml). Mixed in a blender and served for example in a latte glass.
 

  FREAKSHAKE
Basically anything that is blended/mixed/stirred and served with various topping that are very "instagrammable". Something my daughter is very keen on. Coffee Freakshakes are often made with cold brewed coffee.


 ICED LATTE
Ice, cold milk and an espresso in a latte glass (about 300 ml), often mixed with some sugar or flavoured syrup. Served in a latte glass. 

 ICED MOCHA
Cold Caffè mocha. Prepared like iced latte, but garnished and flavoured like caffè mocha (about 300 ml). Served in a latte glass.

  IRISH COFFEE
Classic coffee cocktail where 50 ml of Irish whiskey is mixed with 150 ml  of filter coffee and topped with thin layer (2 x tablespoons of 30 ml) of double cream

Many variations to be had by simply adding your own favourite spirit or liquor to your favourite coffee 

 LATTE MACCHIATO
Like a traditional caffè latte, but with a thicker layer of foam. Often made by pouring an espresso last into the milk (drink size about 300 ml). Served in a latte glass.
 

 LUNGO (or ESPRESSO LUNGO)
An espresso pulled long (60–80 ml). Served in an espresso/cappuccino cup.

  RISTRETTO (or ESPRESSO RISTRETTO)
A very short shot of espresso (about 20 ml). Served in an espresso cup.