Let’s face it, when it comes to ordering a coffee these days there’s myriad of different flavors, types and combinations. Those simplistic days of the humble “regular short black” are long gone…
Take for example coffee giant Starbucks, who’s beverage the “Americano” is “A single shot of espresso with about 7 ounces of hot water added to the mix.” Apparently, the name “Americano” stemmed from an insult to Americans who weren’t up to drinking full espressos.
Their Caffee Mocha is described as ”quality chocolate syrup covering the bottom of the cup, 1 shot of espresso, filled with steamed milk, topped with a dollop of whipped cream and lightly sprinkle with cocoa powder” - it’s an elaborate description, for a beverage that essentially amounts to hot chocolate and caffeine.
Thankfully though, the thoughtful Lokesh Dhakar has created a simple & effective infographic to help you make sense of the various combinations of the caffine experience.
Now you’ve got no excuse for being mystified at all the different combinations your local barista offers you!