You might think of an espresso shot as fairly simple thing, one hit of coffee with a small amount of water - a quick, fast, hit of caffeine. However, if this is all you think of when you hear the word espresso then you've obviously never explored the many styles of coffee that all start with a simple espresso.
23 Different Styles of Coffee Explained
In this poster from Orbit Visual Graphic Design and the Pop Chart Lab, the Exceptional Expressions of Espresso, all 23 different styles of coffee are laid out and explained: here is the list, what's your favourite?
Espresso, doppio, ristretto, lungo, macchiato, café creme, café noisette, cortado, cappuccino, dry cappuccino, americano, affogato, breve, mocha breve, mocha, café con hielo, café bombon, con panna, flat white, black eye, latte, galao, double latte.
Here are some of the most popular coffees explained:
A 30ml shot of intense black coffee.
A single shot of espresso topped with steamed and foamed milk.
A shot of espresso combined with hot water.
An espresso drink made with a shot of espresso and two shots of steamed milk.
A double shot of espresso topped with steamed milk.
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