- Posted Dec 14, 2016
In Italy, there are a multitude of coffee options other than espresso or americano, and knowing the difference between them could make all the difference.
If you want to order a coffee in Italy, it helps to know at least the most common Italian coffee drinks.
Espresso: It is pure coffee, served in small cups and consumed in different ways (like “Ristretto” and “Doppio”). To order it, you just have to ask for “Un caffé” and that’s what you will be served. You can enjoy it any time of the day.
Ristretto: it is a short shot of espresso coffee, made with the normal amount of ground coffee but extracted with half the amount of water. To order it, you can ask for a “caffè ristretto”.
Doppio: this shot uses twice the amount of coffee in the portafilter. You can order it by asking for a “caffè doppio” (literally, double espresso).
Macchiato: an espresso with a tiny amount of frothed milk.
Cappuccino: one of the most famous Italian coffee drinks. It is made with 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk and 1/3 foamed milk.
Caffe Latte: Espresso mixed with hot milk.
Latte Macchiato: Hot milk with a small dose of espresso.
Decaffeinato: decaf espresso.
Caffè Corretto: espresso with a shot of liquor
Marrocchino: a coffee drink created in the city of Alessandria. It is served in a small glass and consists of a shot of espresso, cocoa powder and milk froth.
Join the ORCA Coffee Club today and make all of the above in the comfort of your own home or office.