Different Coffee Types and Varieties

Coffee may look like a simple drink (you boil it, add sugar or not and that’s it) but there are many coffee drinks and we will mention some of them here by name and description.

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  • Black Tie - a mix of traditional Thai Iced Tea (spicy black tea) with a double shot of espresso.
  • Caffè Americano - added hot water to espresso.
  • Café mocha - one third espresso and two thirds steamed milk with a portion of chocolate.
  • Cappuccino - espresso, hot milk, and steamed milk foam.
  • Cold brew or cold-press - steeped coffee in room temperature or cold water for a longer period of time.
  • Espressino - espresso, steamed milk, and cocoa powder.
  • Espresso - a concentrated drink brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans.
  • Green Eye - drip brewed dark-roast coffee mixed with a triple shot of espresso.
  • Greek frappé coffee - foam-covered iced coffee made from instant coffee.
  • Iced coffee - normal hot coffee but cooled.
  • Irish coffee - coffee with whiskey and cream with sometimes added sugar.
  • Palazzo - two shots of chilled espresso with sweetened cream.
  • Red Tie - A variant of Black Tie but with only one espresso.
  • Rüdesheimer kaffee - “Asbach Uralt” brandy with coffee, sugar, and whipped cream.
  • Ipoh "White" Coffee - coffee beans are roasted with palm-oil margarine, and coffee from those beans is served with condensed milk.
  • Yuanyang or Ying Yong - popular in Hong Kong; made of coffee and Hong Kong-style milk tea.
  • Black Eye - dripped coffee with a double shot of espresso.
  • Café au lait - espresso and milk.
  • Café de olla - coffee prepared in earthen clay pots in Mexico. Flavored with cinnamon and piloncillo.
  • Doppio - double shot of espresso extracted through a double filter basket.
  • Caffè Medici - a doppio with chocolate syrup and orange peel topped with whipped cream.
  • Café miel (“miel” - French for “honey”) - shot of espresso, steamed milk, cinnamon, and honey.
  • Caffè Tobio - espresso with an equal amount of regular coffee.
  • Cortado - espresso mixed with a small amount of warm milk which reduces the acidity and bitternes.
  • Eiskaffee - German drink made of chilled coffee, milk, sweetener, vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream.
  • Guillermo - one or two shots of hot espresso poured over slices of lime. Sometimes served on ice and with some milk.
  • Indian filter coffee - sweet milky coffee made from dark roasted coffee beans and chicory.
  • Liqueur coffee - coffee brew with a shot of liqueur.
  • Coffee can also be classified by the type of roast:
  • American (regular) roast - Its beans are medium-roasted, which gives a moderate brew, not too light or too heavy in flavor.
  • French roast and dark French roast - It has heavily-roasted beans and a deep chocolate brown color which gives a stronger coffee.
  • Italian roast - Beans are glossy and brown-black, have strong flavor and are used for espresso.
  • European roast - two-thirds heavy-roast beans blended with one-third regular-roast.
  • Viennese roast - one-third heavy-roast beans blended with two-thirds regular-roast.
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