Time to prep the coffee maker!
The further you dig into coffee culture the more complex it gets, to say the least. There are the basic forms most people know off-hand, espresso, latte, and cappuccino; But do you actually know the prep difference between them all?
In this article we cover how to prepare 8 of the most popular coffee you’ve most likely heard of.
Let’s start with the most basic. Black coffee.
It is as you would expect, Brewed with nothing added. No milk. No sugar and can be unhealthy if all you drink is black coffee.
From there we get the mother of the rest of the preparation methods on this list:
Espresso is “black coffee made by forcing steam through ground beans.” It is a strong shot of drunk in small quantities And for those not versed on different coffees types it surprisingly makes up most other drink combinations.
A Macchiato would be next in line.
As it is only an espresso with a dollop of foamed milk gently placed on top. For those that can not take the full potency a regular espresso has to offer it makes it just a little sweeter.
For those who like the taste of drip coffee Americano is the way to go.
Comprised of a shot of Espresso and water there is no exact mixing ratio of the two widely agreed on and it is commonly left up to taste.
Next on the list is the classic Cappuccino.
Made up of three parts: a shot of espresso, steamed milk, and foamed milk, all in equal parts; You will often see these drink with playful and sometimes intricate designs on top. It has become an art form and is widely popular on social media to share such creative and amazing foam creations!
The Latte could be seen almost as the kid sister to the Cappuccino.
Very similar in composition just with different ratios. A latte has far more milk in it, making up most of the drink and for this reason is a smoother more mild taste.
This is simply just a latte with chocolate flavouring, my fiance’s favourite!
Last but not least we have Iced coffee.
It’s pretty self-explanatory. More than one of the prep methods above have been made into iced varieties and are a natural site in any coffee shop. Depending on ingredients and brew method Iced coffee have a variety of flavors! Think of Iced coffee as a subcategory or even a prefix.
So there we have it, 8 of the most popular prep methods, I know I didn’t go into deep detail on this one but I think the basic how-to was there. 🙂
Which one of these 8 is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below!