April 02, 2018 2 min read

Have you ever walked into a coffee shop, and am overwhelmed just looking at the menu?! I love coffee and I always panic and then default to what I am used to having!

It is no longer a mocha or latte, but there so many drinks/concoctions now, it's easy to now know what you might like! Or even what something is! 

Here is a quick breakdown of a few of the drinks you might find in a coffee shop these days! Maybe give one a try next time, you never know what you might find to enjoy!

But first things first! Espresso drinks all share something in common - espresso, steamed milk and foam. The only real difference is the proportions of each ingredient. 

Here we go!

Espresso (short black) - This is a single shot of espresso and the foundation of any of the drinks listed below.

    Double Espresso or Doppio -- A double shot of espresso served in a cup.

    Americano (Long Black) -- Hot water and espresso. Typically the cup will be filled 3/4 of the way with water and the espresso will be expressed over it. You can have flavor added to an Americano.

    Latte -- Espresso, steamed milk and foam on top! (My favorite, I'm pretty basic. A good vanilla latte or Kaladi Latte from Kaladi Bros in Alaska does it for me)!

    Cappuccino - Very similar to a latte. Espresso, steamed milk and more foam than a latte. Traditionally chocolate shavings would be sprinkled on top of the foam before serving.

    Flat White - a latte with no foam. (A lot of times you get this by accident, mainly due to the barista not knowing how to make good foam)!Mocha - Just like a latte, but with chocolate power or syrup mixed in! At times chocolate shavings are placed on the foam as well!

    Macchiato - Espresso with a small amount of milk, typically foamed. 

    Writing this made me want coffee! Guess I will go put a pot on, why deny myself!

    Thanks for reading!

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    Sina Sena is a small island, Alaska girl, who has BIG goals! She is a novice coffee connoisseur loves romance novels and is always down to eat sweets! She is married to her high school sweetheart, and they are trying to not get run over by their three boys! As a  mom she believes that it is important to maintain her own identity and knows she is better because she works hard everyday to pursue her own goals.  If you ever want to talk business, it is what makes her want to leap out of bed everyday (except in the winter, because Alaska is freaking cold then)!


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