Coffee Cheat Sheet

by Allison Ryan

We all know the difference between regular and decaf coffee, but can you decode the different coffee specialty drinks? Of course, my favorites are the ones made with milk because its nine essential nutrients help power me through even my busiest days.

What do you call a cow who’s recently given birth? Decaffeinated!

Read on to see which creamy shot of caffeine you should try today!

Cappuccino: This popular favorite is equal parts Espresso, steamed milk and foamed milk. In other variations, a Dry Cappuccino has more foamed milk and a Wet Cappuccino has more steamed milk.
Macchiato: Just a dot of foamed milk adorns the top of a shot of Espresso (or two) to create a delectable Macchiato.
Latte: Latte’s are made with a lot of milk! They are mostly steamed milk, espresso and a little bit of foamed milk. Another version of this is a Flat Latte which has no foamed milk.
Mocha: This sweet treat is made with Espresso, steamed milk and chocolate syrup is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Café Au Lait: If prefer brewed coffee over Espresso then this is the beverage for you! In this drink warm, steamed milk is added to coffee in place of the more traditional cold milk.
Con Panne: Simply put, a Con Panne is a shot of Espresso topped with a generous heap of whipped cream.
Espresso: This small shot of caffeine contains no milk and is typically the base in specialty coffee drinks made by a barista near you.

Allison Ryan

Allison is the Senior Communication Manager for the American Dairy Association Mideast. Born and raised on her family’s dairy farm, Allison has a deep respect for agriculture. Allison and her husband, a large animal veterinarian, now live in Montezuma, Ohio with their sons Carter and Lane.

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