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Coffee Styles
Cappuccino

Cappuccino

Also known as Italian invention, the cappuccino is a frothy mixture of espresso and steamed milk in equal measure.

Café au lait / Café Latte

Café au lait / Café Latte

Café au lait is a typical French coffee which is prepared with espresso, steamed milk and a dollop of frothed milk on top. It is milkier than a cappuccino.

Latte Macchiato

Latte Macchiato

A glass filled with hot frothed milk, into which a serving of espresso has been slowly dribbled. The espresso is poured into the milk and froth, creating a layered effect as viewed through the serving glass. Latte macchiato is a delightful confection!

Expresso

'Espresso' is Italian for 'express' or 'fast'.

Espresso

Espresso is reputed to be the base of all great coffees. Although the praise for the invention of this style of coffee goes to the Italians, the first espresso machine was actually developed in France. It was a rather crude attempt, however, and it was the Italians who developed it into the machine that we know today. An espresso machine uses pressure to force hot water through finely ground coffee. The Italians serve espresso in a 'demitasse' (meaning half-cup), containing 1 1/2 ounces of rich, dark, coffee with a golden crema (or foam) on top. Superb for those who like an intense coffee experience.

Americano

Americano

Espresso with hot water added. Some say the name arose due to the similarity of the strength of this coffee to the regular American drip coffee.

Ristretto

Ristretto

Double-strength espresso.

Romano

Romano

Espresso served with a slice of lemon.

Con Panna

Con Panna

Espresso topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

Granita de Caffé

Granita de Caffé

Cold espresso poured over crushed ice.

Mocha

Mocha

One-third espresso, one-third hot chocolate, and one-third steamed milk.

Frappé

Frappé

Cold coffee, shaken with iced cubes. It is a popular coffee in Greece and Bulgaria especially during the summer months.

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