Common Coffee Drinks

A latte is also an espresso drink, but the milk is steamed, not frothed, and the drink has twice as much milk as a cappuccino.

A cappuccino is espresso blended with an equal amount of frothed milk.

Also known as American coffee, this is your basic brew. Regular coffee is made from roasted and ground coffee beans briefly steeped in hot water. It is typically served with sugar and milk.

Espresso starts with the same roasted coffee beans but ground to a much finer texture.  The biggest difference, however, is in the brewing technique. An espresso machine forces hot water through the coffee grounds at high pressure, creating a beverage that is far stronger than regular coffee.  While espresso is sometimes sweetened with sugar, it’s always served black.