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Types of Coffee

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

How do you take your coffee?

There are a lot of ways to take your coffee, not to mention all the ways to make a coffee. There are more coffee extraction methods than you can poke a stick at and each country prefers theirs a certain way.

Today, let's talk about a few basic espresso variations. Like, when you walk into your trendy local coffee shop, what do you order? What are the most common coffee variations in Australia?

Australians love a milk based coffee. Once your 30ml of coffee has been extracted you can fill the rest of your cup with hot milk. 

Though, hot milk is more than just hot milk. What's the difference between a Latte and a Flat White? or a Cappuccino and a Latte? It's all about the textured foam on top!

Not everyone loves a milky coffee though (as fantastic as they are.) Some folks take theirs straight from the group handle! This is called an espresso. So what's a macchiato? or an Americano? Well, these are just little variations on an espresso.

These are just a few basic coffee variations. There are a whole world of coffee types out there and we haven't even touched on beans, milk, or extraction methods - let alone added any sugar or flavours! We will be exploring those in posts to come.

I hope this little guide has been handy. What other coffee variations are you familiar with? Have you had any amazing coffee experiences outs side of Australia? Tell us all about it!