Do You Know Your Coffee?

Sure, you can make a pot of coffee.  I love a good cup.  But, there are so many other choices.  Most of them start with a shot or two of espresso.


Hot water forced under pressure through finely ground coffee


Equal parts of espresso, steamed milk and frothy milk foam

Café Con Leche (Café au Lait)

Equal parts of espresso and hot whole milk


2 Parts espresso to 1 part hot milk or cream

Caffé Mocha

1 Part espresso, 2 part hot milk with chocolate syrup and a dusting of cocoa
(It may be topped with whipped cream.  Or, add milk foam to make a Mocha Latte.)

Red Eye

1 cup of coffee with an added shot of espresso


2 Shots of espresso with hot water added to taste

Caffé Latte

 Varying quantities of espresso and steamed milk topped with a thick layer of milk foam
(Usually unreliable, I avoid it.  It’s always our last choice.)

What am I forgetting?

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