So, you like coffee? How many espressos can you name?
We’re here to boost your coffee vocabulary. In this article, we’ll dive into the world of espressos by explaining the kinds we serve up here at K Brew.
The Americano is an incredibly popular variety of coffee that’s made by diluting an espresso with water. It has a similar strength to traditional brews but gives off a unique flavor that sets it apart from other types of coffee. The taste of an Americano can vary based on the composition of the cup, that being the proportions of espresso and hot water used in it. Here at K Brew we use our very own Signature Espresso that has notes of chocolate, grapefruit, and sweet caramel!
For those who like their coffees creamy, the Antoccino was invented with you in mind. This type of espresso drink consists of a one-to-one ratio of steamed milk and espresso. As you might assume from its name, the drink originated in Italy and is considered by some the nation’s favorite espresso order. At K Brew we use Cruze Farm milk, a local family dairy farm, to ensure the best quality and freshness!
An absolute classic, the Cappuccino is well known in the world of coffee. Like the Antoccino, it is also creamy and Italian but differs in the way it’s proportioned. Cappuccinos are made in three equal parts, the first espresso, the second steamed milk, and the third foam. A dash of cinnamon is also often added to give the cup a little extra flavor and flair.
Dirty chai is a popular espresso you’ll find in many coffee shops. As per its name, the drink consists of chai tea with a shot of espresso added to it. The result is a unique and flavorful beverage that’s perfect for those who enjoy both tea and coffee. Chais can be served either iced or hot, depending on your preference.
The Doppio is a double shot of espresso, plain and simple. It’s a popular choice for those who need an extra boost of energy or who want to savor the taste of espresso without any added flavors.
Caffe Lattes, otherwise referred to as Lattes, are an Italian creation consisting of espresso and steamed milk. Lattes tend to be served in taller glasses, which means a larger quantity of milk. At K Brew, we often have featured lattes with amazing flavor combinations dreamed up by our very own baristas!
The Caffe Mocha, Mocaccino, or simply Mocha, is a chocolate-flavored variation of the caffe latte. Mochas are made by adding chocolate syrup or powder to a traditional latte. Here at K Brew, we use organic chocolate and top it off with chocolate house-made whipped cream! The result is a rich and creamy drink that’s perfect for those with a sweet tooth.
So there you have it – our rundown of some of the most popular espresso drinks around. By educating yourself on the different types of coffee available to you, you can make a more informed decision on what to order the next time you’re at K Brew. Who knows, you might even find a new favorite!