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Coffee and Espresso Dialect / Glossary

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Source: Various Internet Sources

A dialect formed around the consumption of coffee.

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  • Addshot- Used by baristas when relaying an an order that requires an additional shot of espresso. Frappuccino with an addshot for instance would refer to an Frappuccino with a shot of espresso added.

  • Americano- Also known as a Caffe Americano. An espresso diluted with hot water ideal for the lactose-intolerant.

  • Americano Misto- An Americano with steamed milk at least at Starbucks. Similar to a latte without the foam (a Foamless) except that steamed milk and hot water are added half-and-half (rather than just steamed milk).

  • Bb

  • Barista- Espresso bartender.

  • Breve- Short for Espresso Breve. Espresso with half-n-half or semi-skimmed milk.

  • Cc

  • Caf? Au Lait- French style with coffee and boiled milk poured simultaneously into a cup.

  • Caf? Con Leche- 1 1/2 ounce espresso with enough steamed milk to fill an 8-ounce cup.

  • Caff? Amaretto- Latte with almond syrup.

  • Caff? Con Panna- Demitasse of espresso topped by a dollop of whipped cream. Also called an Espresso Con Panna.

  • Caff? Corretto- Also known an Espresso Corretto. Corretto means corrected. Refers to adding cognac or some other liqueur.

  • Caff? Creme- Also known as an Espresso Creme. 1 1/2 ounce of espresso with an ounce of heavy cream. Also referred to as a Caf? Cr?me.

  • Caff? Freddo- Chilled espresso in a glass sometimes with ice.

  • Caff? Latte- Also known simply as a Latte. An espresso made with steamed milk topped by foamed milk. The most popular espresso drink. Also the default espresso

  • Caff? Lungo- Same as an Americano.

  • Caff? Macchiato- An espresso marked (or stained) with a dollop (a teaspoon or two) of foamed milk. In Italian macchiato can be translated as marked stained or spotted. Starbucks defines a macchiato as one shot of espresso in a demitasse topped with a small dollop of foame

  • Caff? Medici- A doppio poured over chocolate syrup and orange (and sometimes lemon) peel usually topped with whipped cream. Formerly the Last Exit now gone was one of the few places in town where you could get one of these although I've heard recently that you can get

  • Caff? Mocha- Also known simply as a Mocha. A latte with chocolate. Methods of preparation can vary some using steamed chocolate milk others adding chocolate to a latte. One variation tops it with whipped cream with cocoa powder as a garnish.

  • Caff? Ristretto- A short shot but with the same amount of coffee as a full shot just concentrated.

  • Cake in a Cup- Double cream double sugar. Also called a Double Double.

  • Cappuccino- A shot of straight espresso with foamed milk ladled on top.

  • Caramel- A latte with caramel syrup.

  • Cher Sugar- With Equal.

  • COD- Coffee of the Day at least at Starbucks.

  • Crema- The tan-colored foam that forms on top of an espresso shot as a result of the brewing process. The crema is composed of minuscule air bubbles composed of espresso film and forms a cap that protects the espresso proper from being exposed to the air.

  • Creme Frappuccino- At Starbucks essentially a Frappuccino without the coffee (and thus with no caffeine). A variation is a Vanilla Creme Frappuccino which has vanilla syrup added.

  • Dd

  • Demitasse- Small cup for serving espresso straight no chaser.

  • Doppio- The hip way to request a double.

  • Double- An espresso made from a double shot approximately 1 1/2 - 2 ounces.

  • Double Cup- An espresso served in two cups just in case one cup might be too hot to handle.

  • Double Double- Double cream double sugar.

  • Doubleshot- A canned espresso drink made by Starbucks. Differs from a bottled Frappuccino in that it is made with real espresso and isn't loaded with sugar.

  • Drip- A regular coffee.

  • Dry- Sans steamed milk (just foamed milk).

  • Ee

  • Espresso- Approximately a one-ounce shot of espresso made from Arabica beans as opposed to Robusta beans which are used in making regular coffee. Arabica beans by the way have about half the caffeine of Robusta beans. The word comes from the brewing method -- hot w

  • Espresso Breve- Espresso with half-n-half or other semi-skimmed milk.

  • Espresso Lungo- This one uses a long pull to squeeze the max from the bean. Some think it gives a stronger brew others just a more bitter one.

  • Espresso Macchiato- Espresso with just a dollop of steamed milk on top.

  • Espresso Ristretto- A shorter or restricted pull. Creates a thicker drink.

  • Ff

  • Foamless- Sans foamed milk.

  • Frap- Based on Starbucks' Frappuccino coffee drink. When used loosely really refers to any iced coffee or espresso drink.

  • Frap Rush- When fraps are ordered in bunches usually right after the local high school has let out.

  • Frappuccino- A blended coffee drink (made in a blender) developed and sold by Starbucks combining coffee milk sugar ice and other miscellaneous ingredients (all of Starbucks' blended drinks contain sugar by the way). Various recipes for this are floating around the We

  • Gg

  • Grande- 16-ounce cup.

  • Granita- Latte with frozen milk.

  • Hh

  • Half-Caf- Half decaf.

  • Harmless- If you want a decaf espresso just say you want it harmless.

  • Ll

  • Latte- The default espresso. Ask for a half-caf for instance and you'll get half-decaf latte. Short for Caffe Latte. An espresso made with steamed milk topped by foamed milk.

  • Latte Pun- A mini-latte with a full shot of espresso. Only served at the Uptown Espresso I believe.

  • Latteccino- A latte with more froth or a cappuccino with more milk (take your pick).

  • Mm

  • Macchiato- Short for Caff? Macchiato or Espresso Macchiato.

  • Mocha- Short for Cafe Mocha.

  • Mocha Frap- Short for Mocha Frappuccino which is a Starbucks coffee drink -- they refer to it as a blended coffee drink (made in a blender) by the way rather than simply an iced mocha.

  • Mochaccino- A cappuccino with chocolate.

  • Nn

  • Nico- A breve with orange syrup and cinnamon.

  • No Fun- I'd originally understood this to refer to a decaf non-fat latte (also called a skinny harmless or a why bother). Recently however I've been told that it refers to a decaf latte (or a harmless).

  • No Whip- No whip cream. See also Whipless.

  • Oo

  • On a Leash- To go with handles.

  • Pp

  • Poor Man's Latte- An iced Americano with half ice and no water to which then enough half-n-half is added from the condiment bar to fill the the cup. The point is that with an iced latte the milk or dairy isn't prepared (steamed or frothed) but simply added straight.

  • Qq

  • Quad- Four shots a double-double in other words.

  • Rr

  • Rice Dream Latte- A latte made with Rice Dream instead of milk.

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