Cappuccino, macchiato, and mocha—oh my! If you’re constantly confused at the coffee menu, this cheat sheet should help.
Forcing boiling water through finely ground beans results in a highly concentrated brew, with a signature layer of foam called crema.
Espresso and equal parts steamed milk and foamed milk. Sometimes sprinkled with chocolate powder.
Espresso, eight ounces of steamed milk, and milk foam.
Equal parts espresso and steamed milk, with a tiny bit of milk foam.
A shot of espresso, diluted with hot water.
Espresso, poured into a small amount of steamed milk.
Espresso, chocolate syrup or powder, steamed milk, and foam or whipped cream.
Espresso and about four ounces of creamy steamed milk.
Espresso, steamed half and half, and milk foam.
A method of brewing similar to espresso, using half the amount of water, resulting in a more concentrated shot.
Illustrations by Brittany Dexter