Know Your Brew : 5 Coffee Types You Should Know!

Do you know an average person in Finland consumes up to 12kg of coffee per year? Clearly coffee is wonderful and a lot of people are in love with it! While coffee has always upped on the game against tea, many people fail to differentiate between the tastes, types and brew of different styles of java. We present to you 5 ‘must know’ coffee types so that you can pick and choose the brew that works best for you and you are not caught off-guard on your trip to Starbucks!



1) Espresso Coffee

For people who like it strong- Espresso may be the brew for you! It is prepared when boiling water is passed through finely grounded coffee beans at high pressure and served in a tiny mug. ‘Intensity’ is the key so if you are brave you can survive an ‘espresso shot’ while for people who do not like it so strong- many times espresso is used as a base for other coffee drinks such as cappuccino, café mocha, Americano, etc.

Espresso Coffee

2) Cappuccino Coffee

Espresso popularly serves as a base for this ‘traditional morning starter’. Steamed milk is added to the espresso before the barista tops it with another layer of frothy, foamy milk and dusts off with chocolate shavings/powder for the marbled effect and delicious taste.

Cappuccino Coffee



3) Americano Coffee

Americano allows you to enjoy the taste of espresso but at a fraction of its strength. It is a result when hot water is mixed with a single or a double shot of espresso. Espresso may be added to water or water may be filtered into the already brewed cup- the outcome remains the same. The strength of the brew maybe adjusted based on the number of shots you add.

Americano Coffee

4) Latte Coffee

Latte is also known as ‘milk coffee’. It’s a produce of when steamed foam is poured on top of espresso- there is no foamy or frothy texture to the serving but it gives a creamy, velvety taste to the otherwise bitter espresso.

Latte Coffee

5) Mocha Coffee

Mocha is similar to Latte but with an addition of a shot of chocolate in the brew. There are different ways of preparing it: add few pumps of chocolate syrup (liquid) or you may add hot chocolate mix (powder) to your espresso. A topping of whipped cream would suffice to finish a perfect cup of mocha.

Mocha Coffee



Reading the article to find out which coffee is what is completely different compared to actually trying each one of them. We would recommend trying out each type to find out which suits your taste buds best. Meanwhile, share this article to spread the love of coffee!

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Know Your Brew : 5 Coffee Types You Should Know!

Do you know an average person in Finland consumes up to 12kg of coffee per year? Clearly coffee is wonderful and a lot of people are in love with it! While coffee has always upped on the game against tea, many people fail to differentiate between the tastes, types and brew of different styles of java. We present to you 5 ‘must know’ coffee types so that you can pick and choose the brew that works best for you and you are not caught off-guard on your trip to Starbucks!



1) Espresso Coffee

For people who like it strong- Espresso may be the brew for you! It is prepared when boiling water is passed through finely grounded coffee beans at high pressure and served in a tiny mug. ‘Intensity’ is the key so if you are brave you can survive an ‘espresso shot’ while for people who do not like it so strong- many times espresso is used as a base for other coffee drinks such as cappuccino, café mocha, Americano, etc.

Espresso Coffee

2) Cappuccino Coffee

Espresso popularly serves as a base for this ‘traditional morning starter’. Steamed milk is added to the espresso before the barista tops it with another layer of frothy, foamy milk and dusts off with chocolate shavings/powder for the marbled effect and delicious taste.

Cappuccino Coffee



3) Americano Coffee

Americano allows you to enjoy the taste of espresso but at a fraction of its strength. It is a result when hot water is mixed with a single or a double shot of espresso. Espresso may be added to water or water may be filtered into the already brewed cup- the outcome remains the same. The strength of the brew maybe adjusted based on the number of shots you add.

Americano Coffee

4) Latte Coffee

Latte is also known as ‘milk coffee’. It’s a produce of when steamed foam is poured on top of espresso- there is no foamy or frothy texture to the serving but it gives a creamy, velvety taste to the otherwise bitter espresso.

Latte Coffee

5) Mocha Coffee

Mocha is similar to Latte but with an addition of a shot of chocolate in the brew. There are different ways of preparing it: add few pumps of chocolate syrup (liquid) or you may add hot chocolate mix (powder) to your espresso. A topping of whipped cream would suffice to finish a perfect cup of mocha.

Mocha Coffee



Reading the article to find out which coffee is what is completely different compared to actually trying each one of them. We would recommend trying out each type to find out which suits your taste buds best. Meanwhile, share this article to spread the love of coffee!

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