All About Coffee

Your cheat sheet to coffee.

Where does coffee come from? What is the difference between light and dark roast? What is a cappuccino?

...well look no further!

Types of Drinks

Information about each drink from Taste of Home, images and information from

The Basics


diagram of americano

With a similar flavor to black coffee, the americano consists of an espresso shot diluted in hot water


diagram of espresso

An espresso shot can be served solo or used as the foundation of most coffee drinks, like lattes and macchiatos.


diagram of latte

As the most popular coffee drink out there, the latte is comprised of a shot of espresso and steamed milk with just a touch of foam.


diagram of cappuccino

Cappuccino is a latte made with more foam than steamed milk, often with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or cinnamon on top. Sometimes you can find variations that use cream instead of milk or ones that throw in flavor shot, as well.


diagram of macchiato

The macchiato is another espresso-based drink that has a small amount of foam on top. It’s the happy medium between a cappuccino and a doppio.


diagram of mocha

For all you chocolate lovers out there, you’ll fall in love with a mocha (or maybe you already have). The mocha is a chocolate espresso drink with steamed milk and foam.

Some Flair


diagram of doppio

A double shot of espresso, the doppio is perfect for putting extra pep in your step.


diagram of cortado

Like yin and yang, a cortado is the perfect balance of espresso and warm steamed milk. The milk is used to cut back on the espresso’s acidity.


diagram of irish coffee

Irish coffee consists of black coffee, whiskey and sugar, topped with whipped cream.


diagram of affogato

The affogato is an excuse to enjoy a scoop of ice cream any time of day. Served with a scoop of ice cream and a shot of espresso, or two.

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History of Coffee

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. So, where did it come from? What's its story? There are many legends surrounding the discovery of coffee, one of which is the story of Kaldi, an Arab goatheard. Want to read more? Visit the history tab for more information or click the button bellow! (from Brittanica)

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Places to Check Out

Craving a bit of caffeine? Here are some places we would recommend to our friends. Click the button below to explore more!

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