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The basis for most coffee drinks is the espresso -- a rich, flavorful brew, usually served in a small cup with 2 oz. of coffee.

The following are the most common coffee drinks that you will find in a coffee shop or restaurant

  • Cappuccino: Espresso topped with equal parts foamed and steamed milk. (In italy usually only drunk in the morning)
  • Cafe Americano: American drip coffee--Italian style. This is made  from equal portions of espresso and boiling water. This results in a stronger version of brewed coffee.
  • Cafe au lait: This traditionally French drink is served with equal parts of brewed coffee and steamed milk.
  • Cafe latte: 1.5 oz. of espresso in a 6 oz. cup filled to top with steamed milk. This may be topped with foamed milk.
  • Cafe breve: This is a milk-based espresso where half-and-half is used instead of milk. (More common in the USA)
  • Cafe con leche: 1.5 ounces of espresso with steamed milk that fills an 8 oz. cup.
  • Cafe con panna: An espresso topped with whipped cream.
  • Cafe corretto: An espresso with a shot of brandy, cognac, or liqueur.
  • Cafe creme: 1.5 oz. of espresso mixed with one oz. of heavy cream.
  • Cafe doppio: A double shot of espresso with one shot of hot water.
  • Cafe frappuccino: An icy cold coffee slush which has a blending of coffee, milk, flavorings and ice.
  • Cafe freddo: Chilled espresso served in a glass usually iced.
  • Cafe latte macchiato: A glass of hot milk mixed with a teaspoon of espresso.
  • Cafe Latteccino: Espresso with two parts of steamed milk and one part foamed milk
  • Cafe lungo: A long espresso made by adding boiling water to a 1.5 ounces espresso. (The same as an Americano.)
  • Cafe macchiato: 1.5 oz. of espresso in a demitasse, topped with a dollop of foamed milk. (Macchiato means marked in Italian.)
  • Cafe romano: A regular espresso, served with a twist of lemon or lemon peel.
  • Cafe mocha: Espresso, chocolate syrup, and steamed milk, often topped with whipped cream and cocoa powder or chocolate shavings. (Like a latte with chocolate.)
  • Cafe ristretto: This is highly concentrated espresso (3/4 to one ounce of water used for extraction), resulting in a denser, and more aromatic espresso.
  • Irish Coffee: 1 1/2 oz. Irish whisky, 3 oz. hot espesso, 1 tsp brown sugar mixed and served in a mug topped with 1 oz. fresh cream