Q: I am a newbie to coffee drinking. I don’t like coffees that are really strong. When I get coffee, I always add cream, sugar and flavorings, if they are available. What do you reccomend?
A: Espresso-brewed by compression with steam (pretty strong). Latte- steamed milk and espresso Cappuccino-foamed milk and espresso(if made correctly it will weigh next to nothing) Mocha- a latte with chocolate sauce(sometimes choc. milk is used instead Frappe-a drink blended with ice…these come in many varieties but are most commonly found with vanilla or chocolate) I would recomend a Mocha, if you like chocolate or a vanilla(or other flavored) Latte. I don’t know, I would just like to be able to buy flavored coffee again. It seems a lot of cafes will sell Cappuccino, Frappaccino, Machiato, Chococcino, Alpacino, everything coffee related under the sun except REGULAR COFFEE! The difference between a Cappuccino and Latte are simple: both have Espresso and milk, but the milk content is what makes the difference. The Latte has more, and has a creamier taste. The Cappuccino has less milk, and a stiff head of foam, whereas the Latte has a short head of foam. All a Mocha brings is the addition of chocolate (usually syrup). A Macchiato is Espresso with a little steamed milk on the top. Espresso is a drink that is brewed by forcing hot water into very finely ground coffee. The name came from the method of brewing (‘express’) and because of the coffee grounds under pressure. A Frappe is made from ice cream, milk and flavored syrup, usually. It may also contain coffee or coffee flavoring. A Latte is half milk, half Espresso. A Frappe is iced, but I’m not sure what else. A Mocha has chocolate. Espresso is very strong, but when it’s a Latte, not so strong, so I’d reccommend that for you. A Cappuccino is an Espresso with steamy foamed milk on top, I believe. So you should try a Latte or a Mocha Latte, and add any flavorings you want, like hazlenut (I love it), vanilla, or almond. If you like a cold ones, the Frappucinos are sorta like a milkshake, and I dont think they’re that strong, I usually add extra Espresso shots to mine. You can add any extra flavorings you want to those, too, and they’re delicious.
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