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Which Of The 25 Types Of Espresso Is Your Favorite?

Who knew coffee grounds could be so versatile in a pressure machine?

Espresso drinks range from a short one shot to the dessert-like coffee we want unlimited.

But what is the real difference between one coffee drink and another?

Below, we've listed the 25 most popular types of espresso drinks for you to explore. But first, let's get acquainted with the basics:

Espresso Coffee

Espresso is a beverage and brewing method.

This is a process in which hot water is forced through the coffee grounds in a pressurized chamber, also known as the coffee maker. The heat and pressure accelerate the extraction, resulting in the fastest brewing method ever.

Faster extraction means lower caffeine content. But here you are barely waiting for your trophy.

Most of us are familiar with the regular espresso, cappuccino, and latte. Below we'll explore the real macchiato versus others, including the latte macchiato, ristretto, red eye, and many other espresso drinks.

25 Different Espresso Drinks Popular in 2022

1. Espresso

By itself, it is a small coffee with a wide variety of flavors. A shot of espresso can be taken as is or used as the basis for many different #espresso drinks.

The usual recipe for a traditional espresso shot is 30-40 ml in volume.

The ratio is approximately 1:2 (to 1:1.5) ground coffee to ground coffee. Done right, a cup of espresso is balanced with a pleasant, lasting finish.

2. Doppio

"dopio" means couple. Therefore, just a double shot of espresso. Most cafes use double shot espresso in their coffee recipes.

3. Lungo

"Lungo" means long. A lungo is basically a long branch.

In terms of weight, it's heavier than your traditional single espresso. This means it takes longer to build.

The usual ratio of a lungo is 1:3. This is the weight of 1 part finely ground coffee and 3 parts spro. On average, this is about 50-60 ml. Thinner and more bitter than your usual glass.

4. Ristretto

“ristretto” means restricted. A shorter shot of espresso. This means faster extraction time and more concentrated flavors.

Ristrettos use a 1:1 ratio of ground to sprout weight. This results in a 20-25 ml shot. It is much less bitter than traditional shots of espresso and lungo. The taste may be sweeter or more citrusy.

5. Espresso Macchiato

It is an espresso cup marked “Espresso macchiato”.

Unlike current popular versions of this drink, it does not contain steamed milk. It is a "marked" candy that uses microfoam (or milk foam) to distinguish it from traditional espresso shots. This adds some texture to your glass.

6. Cortado

You will find different iterations of this coffee beverage around the world.

Some are just 1:1 ratios of steamed milk and blueberries. Elsewhere they froth 1 part espresso with 2 parts steamed milk and a pinch of sugar.

Wherever you try Cortado, remember that it's there to make espressos more drinkable.

7. American

An Americano, like a long black, consists of a sprout with water.

Difference? You put the sprout above the water with the long black. With an Americano, you put the espresso first, then the water.

8. Breve

Breve means short. This is most likely because it consists of ivy and a mixture of milk and cream commensurate with the size of the spiral.

You get a short drink full of body, sweetness and frothy milk.

9. Correto

Corretto is one of the types of alcoholic espresso drinks. It usually consists of a double or single shot with brandy.

10. Espresso Con Panna

Espresso con panna literally means coffee with cream.

The cream is meant to balance the flavor of the double shot espresso. Used to add texture to your coffee.

11. Cappuccino

A cappuccino contains 1 part spro and four parts steamed milk. But it is also the most foamy espresso drink.

The brew is appreciated worldwide for its texture. A simpler and more comforting espresso drink.

12. Romano

Espresso Romano is among the tastier complex espresso drinks.

Double or single shot of espresso with a slice of lemon. The brilliance of citrus flavors works well to balance your cup.

13. Cafe Latte

A Caffé latte is one of the most famous espresso drinks.

There are so many variations available. But the traditional Caffé latte is 1 part sugar and five parts milk.

14. Flat White

Flat white is usually a cafe's bestseller. 1 measure spro and 4 measure milk.

Perfect for those who want strong coffee flavors in their cup. The milky ingredient is lightly steamed, so you only need to go through a thin layer of froth to taste your coffee.

15. Moka

Cafe mocha latte is a chocolate flavored latte. It can contain a single shot of espresso (sometimes up to two).

16. Beans

Marocchino is one of the more interesting types of espresso drinks.

Spro is made of milk foam and cocoa powder.

But modern versions are made with chocolate syrup. One variation even uses local chocolate in its drinks.

17. Bicerin

A v similar to mocha Being aryan, it uses equal parts of espresso, chocolate, and cream.

If your chocolate is not sweet enough, you can add sugar. Your choice should be your guide when it comes to espresso drinks.

18. Shelf Coffee

You would think by now more coffee shops would be named after regular customers.

“Rack” coffee is said to be one of such coffee drinks. Spro is a mixture of vanilla, sugar and cream. The result is a thick, comforting latte.

19. Red Eye

This cup is good for caffeine addicts.

Red-eye is a single shot of espresso over brewed coffee. If you want to increase the caffeine content, add another shot of espresso and make a black eye.

20. Mead Coffee

It's just honey, coffee (try cold brew), water, and yeast.

I prefer to use cold brew instead of espresso drinks as it is less acidic. Less acidity will provide yeast with more favorable conditions for growth and reproduction.

The resulting brew is unlike any of the types of espresso (and coffee drinks) mentioned above.

21. Viennese Coffee

Traditional Viennese coffee is a double shot espresso in a creamy espresso cup.

The cream helps with texture and sweetness. It is one of the thicker latte drinks on this list.

22. Latte Machiatto

This "marked coffee" iteration is closer to what's so popular at coffee chains these days.

A large cup of iced or hot coffee. In most cases, spro uses shots of milk and different sweeteners.

23. Espresso Laccino

The ultimate cold coffee drink. As the drink sits, it gradually transforms into an icy Americano (if it sits long enough).

24. Affogato

"affogato" means drowned. This sweet coffee is ice cream (vanilla) smothered in a double espresso.

25. Freddo

A Freddo is 2 espresso shots with a little sugar syrup (to taste).

Add the coffee and sugar mixture to a shaker with some ice. Shake vigorously with quick but small movements to simulate a real dairy-free milk foam.

One of the more refreshing drinks on this list!


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