The Ultimate Guide to Types of Coffee

How many times have you been in a coffee shop and were clueless about all the fancy names on the menu and didn’t know which one to choose?

Bingo! We can relate to you as well, so we have come up with a guide which will help you not to stay clueless next time you visit a coffee shop.

Here you go!


A latte is a popular option among coffee drinkers. It is a combination of 2/3 of steamed milk and espresso topped with a layer of milk foam. It can be either plain latte or added with a flavour shot.

Above all this can always go on your regular routine days to make it special.

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Cappuccino is similar to Latte with more foam than steamed milk, espresso and sprinkled with cocoa powder or cinnamon at the top.

Therefore this is a go-to on any occasion like a date, casual meet-up etc.


This coffee is made by simply diluting hot water in a shot of espresso, the strength of americano depends on the number of espresso shots added or how much amount of water is used.

This is perfect to keep you awake any day.

Americano Coffee
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Espresso is served as a foundation for most of the coffees, it is made by boiling water under high pressure through finely-ground coffee beans and served in tiny mugs. This beverage is usually consumed when you have a bad ache.


Doppio means Italian multiplier, meaning “double”. This is a double shot of Espresso, resulting in 60 ml of drink. Works perfectly on bad headache days.

This cures your headache, also helps you to focus.


Flat white coffee is originated in Australia made with Steamed milk from the bottom of the jug without the creamy layer mixed with espresso shot.

You can consume flat white when you want to remain awake.


Mocha is a combination of latte and hot chocolate,not literally. It is made with latte (that is steamed milk and espresso) and chocolate powder or syrup and can also be topped with whipped cream.

However this coffee is dedicated to all the chocolate lovers.

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It is a coffee based dessert which is quite popular. It takes a scoop of ice-cream with a single or double shot of espresso to make affogato.

This coffee is just a reason to set your mood right on one of the bad days. It works, trust us.


Red-eye is made with a full mug of hot water and then espresso shots mixed in. This is typically had during dull mornings.

Irish Coffee

This beverage is made with Irish whiskey, black coffee, sugar and a thick layer of cream on the top. 

You can have this coffee when you have had enough of life and need a escape.


Filter coffee is less harsh than espresso made with Ground coffee beans and is left to steep in either hot or cold water, then filtered out, leaving the liquid behind.

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