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Ordering an espresso? A glossary

Author: Elle Canada

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Ordering an espresso? A glossary

Espresso
Espresso is prepared with 7 grams of coffee and 30 to 40 ml of water. Has a dense foam – called the crema – which should be light brown and slightly striated.

Ristretto - Short Espresso
Espresso prepared with 7 grams of coffee and 20 to 25 ml of water. A more intense flavour than espresso.

Lungo – Long Espresso
Espresso prepared with 7 grams of coffee and 60 ml of water. The flavour is slightly more bitter than espresso.

Doppio - Double Espresso
Espresso prepared with 14 grams of coffee and 60 to 80 ml of water.

Cappuccino
Coffee consisting of one-third espresso, one-third milk and one-third milk froth.

Americano - American
Espresso to which hot water is added to dilute the coffee’s strong taste.

Macchiato
Espresso topped with a layer of steamed milk.

Caffè Latte – Café au Lait
Half espresso - double or long - half steamed milk.

Latte Macchiato
Espresso poured into hot milk and milk froth. The coffee lies between the milk and froth -- the ingredients stack without getting mixing up. It is served in a glass to appreciate its appearance.

Caffè Con Panna
Short espresso topped with a layer of whipped cream.

Caffè Mocha - Café Mocha

A mix of espresso, steamed milk and cocoa topped with whipped cream sprinkled with chocolate.
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Ordering an espresso? A glossary