Coffee. Coffee! Coffee? The saviour for many students during exams as it helps you stay alert and brighten up your study breaks. But what’s on the Uni Café Menus? Cappuccino? Flat white? Are you, just like I, a beginner in the coffee and espresso world? Here’s a list of what the most common coffee/espresso beverages consist of:
Caffè Latte – is often called just latte, which means “milk” in Italian. Its made out of one-third espresso and nearly two-thirds steamed milk and is traditionally topped with a foam created from steaming milk.
Cappuccino – Equal parts of espresso coffee, milk and foam which makes the coffee flavor stronger than the latte. This coffee drink is sometimes sprinkled with cinnamon or cocoa powder.
Flat White – A uniquely Australian coffee, consisting of one part espresso and two parts of steam milk.
Caffè macchiato – An espresso with a little steamed milk added on top. If you say “long” macchiato you get a double espresso.
Latte macchiato – The inverse of a caffè macchiato (ei a little bit of espresso poured into milk)
Mocha – This is a latte with chocolate added
Americano – Made with espresso with hot water added to give a similar strength to brewed coffee
Long black – This coffee drink is most common in Australia and New Zealand and is similar to the Americano but prepared in a different order (espresso added to water instead of vice versa)