Different Types Of Espresso Coffee Drink


Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. Coffee growing countries like Mexico get a lot of cash from the imports since it is in high demand all over the world. There are different types of coffee drinks. Cappuccino, espresso, and latte are some of the most popular ones. Click here for the Differences between common coffee drinks. This article highlights some of the various types of espresso based coffee drinks.

Espresso-based coffee drinks


The espresso-based coffee drinks are made using the cappuccino coffee machine. This coffee machine uses three common ingredients namely foam, steamed milk, and espresso. The difference between the different types of espresso based coffee drinks is the proportions of foam, steamed milk, and espresso. Some beverages have extra toppings added to them; for instance, chocolate or vanilla. Let us look at the different types of coffee

Espresso/short black

The espresso is also referred to as the short black. This is the foundation and forms the most critical part of all the espresso-based coffee drinks. The short black consists of one shot of espresso in the espresso cup. The short black is one of the easiest espressos to make and is also the most popular one. This is because the coffee lovers get to real taste of the coffee.

Double espresso/doppio

The double espresso is also called the doppio. This type of beverage refers to two espressos shots that are placed in the cup. In a nut shell, a doppio consists of two shots of espresso in the coffee cup.

Short macchiato

The short macchiato is identical to the espresso. The difference arises in that in this type of beverage a dollop of foam and steam milk is added to neutralize the bitter taste of the espresso. The way the coffee baristas in various countries make the short macchiatos differs from one country to another. The universal way of making the short macchiato is as follows:

  • One shot of the espresso in the glass
  • A dollop of steam or steamed milk is then placed on top of the espresso.



The cappuccino is identical to the latte. The difference between latte and cappuccino arises from the fact that cappuccino has more chocolate and foam placed on the drink. Another difference is that whereas latte is made in glass, cappuccino is made in a cup. Cappuccino is made by extracting one shot of espresso, adding milk, adding two to three cm of microfoam, and them sprinkling chocolate on top of the coffee.


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