Coffee is my favorite drink in the world.
Coffee shops usually have a large variety of coffee drinks, so it can be confusing to know the difference between one drink and another. Today, let’s go over these.
First, coffee isn't always made the same way. Actually, there are lots of ways to make it.
It's really easy to make coffee with a french press. The coffee is steeped in water and then separated after a few minutes. The beans are ground coarsely (big pieces); all of the flavors are kept. I usually make coffee at home with a french press.
Drip Coffee Machine
Probably the most popular way to make coffee at home in America is with a drip coffee maker. Drip coffee uses a paper filter and a coffee pot on a hot plate. Because it's easy to use, drip coffee is used regularly in homes and restaurants.
Espresso is made with an espresso machine. The coffee beans are finely ground (very small pieces) and usually very dark. This gives the coffee a strong taste. Espresso shots are pulled from the machine. Because espresso is so strong, it's often mixed with water or milk. There are lots of different espresso drinks.
Different kinds of espresso drinks:
An Americano is actually an Italian drink. It was originally made for Americans in Italy because pure espresso was too strong for them. An Americano is simple: espresso and water. This is my favorite drink.
A Latte is made with espresso, steamed milk (hot milk) and a little milk foam on top. Milk foam is light frothed milk (milk with small air bubbles). Latte art is popular among baristas (people who make coffee).
The difference between a latte and a cappuccino is simple: a cappuccino has more foam than a latte. The way to make them is almost exactly the same. If you ask for a 'dry' cappuccino, it means you want more foam. If you ask for a 'wet' cappuccino, it means you want less foam. A wet cappuccino and a latte are almost the same.