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Four Types Of Coffee To Spice Up Your Daily Order

Laura Lee
Feb 29, 2020

Lots of people enjoy their 7 am morning roast. There are even those who drink multiple coffees throughout the day. But as much as we love this popular hot drink, most of us still can’t differentiate one type of coffee from another. So to help you get started, here are four main types of coffee drinks that might want to make you change your daily order.

Caffe Americano

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Caffè Americano consists of two very simple ingredients: hot water and a shot of espresso coffee. Legend has it that American soldiers during WWII would dilute their coffee in order to make it last longer, which is how the drink got its name.

Cafe Latte

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Café Latte, otherwise known as Café au lait, is a super popular option for coffee lovers everywhere. Composed entirely of steamed milk and one single shot of espresso, it’s the perfect choice if you need your morning dose of dairy and if you don’t mind a bit (or a lot) of froth.


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Sometimes known as a Piccolo Latte, a macchiato is made up of one shot of espresso, topped off with a whole bunch of foamed milk. Unlike a cafe latte or a cappuccino, the macchiato doesn’t include any steamed milk, and is also a lot smaller, typically being served in an espresso cup.


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Even those unfamiliar with the intricacies of coffee are definitely familiar with the cappuccino. The beloved drink is made up of three layers: one shot of espresso, a shot of steamed milk, and then finally, a layer of frothed, foamy milk. Top it off with chocolate shavings or powder for that extra kick.