The Ultimate Guide: 71 Different Types of Coffee Drinks Explained
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, with millions of people enjoying a cup of joe every day. However, with so many different types of coffee drinks available, it can be challenging to choose which one to order. From lattes to cappuccinos to Americanos, the options are seemingly endless.
This article aims to provide a comprehensive guide to the different types of coffee drinks available, explaining the ingredients, preparation methods, and flavor profiles of each. Whether you’re a coffee aficionado or a casual drinker, this guide will help you navigate the world of coffee and discover new and exciting drinks to try.
By the end of this article, you’ll have a better understanding of the different types of coffee drinks available and be able to confidently order your favorite drink or try something new. So, grab a cup of coffee and let’s dive into the world of coffee drinks!
71 Different Coffee Drinks
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, and there are many different types of coffee drinks to choose from. Here are some of the most common types:
Espresso is a strong, concentrated coffee made by forcing hot water through finely ground coffee beans. It is the base for many other coffee drinks.
An Americano is made by adding hot water to espresso, creating a milder coffee flavor.
A cappuccino is made with equal parts espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam. It is typically served in a small cup.
Learn about cappuccino and how to make one and also what a dry bone cappuccino is.
A latte is made with espresso and steamed milk, with a small amount of milk foam on top. It is typically served in a larger cup than a cappuccino.
Learn about latte and how to make one
A macchiato is made by adding a small amount of milk foam to espresso.
Learn about macchiato and how to make one
A mocha is made with espresso, steamed milk, and chocolate syrup or powder. It is typically topped with whipped cream.
7. Flat White
A flat white is made with espresso and steamed milk, with a thin layer of milk foam on top.
8. Irish Coffee
Irish coffee is made with hot coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar, and whipped cream.
An affogato is made by pouring a shot of espresso over a scoop of vanilla ice cream. So is it a coffee or a dessert?
A frappuccino is a blended coffee drink made with ice, milk, and flavored syrups. Starbucks uses Frap Roast coffee to make their Frappuccino.
11. Cold Brew
Cold brew coffee is made by steeping coffee grounds in cold water for an extended period of time, resulting in a smooth, less acidic coffee flavor.
Learn about cold brew coffee and how to make it
12. Iced Coffee
Iced coffee is made by brewing coffee and then chilling it, typically served over ice.
13. Drip Coffee
Drip coffee is made by pouring hot water over coffee grounds in a filter, resulting in a simple, classic coffee flavor.
14. Turkish Coffee
Turkish coffee is made by boiling finely ground coffee beans in a pot with water and sugar, resulting in a thick, strong coffee.
15. Chai Latte
A chai latte is a spiced tea drink made from a blend of black tea, spices, and steamed milk, providing a warm, aromatic flavor profile.
Learn about chai latte and how to make one
16. Matcha Latte
A matcha latte is a creamy beverage made from matcha green tea powder, hot water, and steamed milk, offering a distinct earthy flavor.
Learn about matcha latte and how to make one
17. Skinny Latte
A skinny latte is a lighter version of a café latte, made with nonfat or low-fat milk and sometimes using sugar-free sweeteners.
Learn about skinny latte and how to make one
18. Pour Over Coffee
Pour-over coffee is a manual brewing method where hot water is poured over coffee grounds, allowing for enhanced flavor extraction.
Learn about pour over coffee and how to make it
A cortado is an espresso-based drink, usually containing equal parts espresso and steamed milk, resulting in a balanced flavor.
Learn about cortado and how to make one
A colada is a Cuban-style espresso that is strong, sweetened, and typically shared among friends in small cups.
Learn about colada and how to make one
21. Salted Caramel Coffee
Salted caramel coffee is a delightful blend of rich coffee, sweet caramel syrup, and a hint of salt, creating a deliciously balanced, indulgent coffee drink.
Learn about salted caramel coffee and how to make it
22. Vietnamese Coffee
Vietnamese coffee is a strong, dark coffee mixed with sweetened condensed milk and typically served over ice.
23. Long Black
A long black is an espresso-based coffee drink made by pouring a double shot of espresso over hot water, resulting in a strong, black coffee.
24. Lungo/Long Shot
Lungo (also known as long shot) is an espresso-based coffee made by extracting more water through the coffee grounds than a regular espresso, creating a longer, milder drink.
Ristretto is a concentrated espresso shot with less water, resulting in a more intense and full-bodied flavor compared to a regular espresso.
Doppio, also known as a double espresso, is a double shot of espresso made with two servings of coffee grounds, yielding a larger and stronger drink.
27. Red Eye
A red eye is a coffee drink consisting of a regular cup of drip coffee combined with a single shot of espresso for an extra caffeine boost.
28. Black Eye
A black eye is a coffee drink made by adding two shots of espresso to a regular cup of drip coffee for a more potent caffeine kick.
29. Dead Eye
A dead eye is a strong coffee beverage consisting of a regular cup of drip coffee with three shots of espresso for maximum caffeine intensity.
30. Con Panna
Con Panna is an espresso shot topped with a dollop of whipped cream, providing a sweet and creamy contrast to the bold espresso flavor.
A Frappe is a blended, iced coffee drink often made with instant coffee, ice, milk, flavored syrup, and topped with whipped cream.
32. Nitro Cold Brew
Nitro cold brew is cold-brewed coffee infused with nitrogen gas, resulting in a smooth, creamy texture and a frothy head, similar to a draft beer.
33. Latte Macchiato
A latte macchiato is a layered espresso drink made by pouring a shot of espresso into steamed milk, creating a marbled effect and distinct layers.
34. Caffè Breve
Caffè breve is an espresso-based drink made with equal parts espresso and steamed half-and-half, resulting in a rich, creamy coffee beverage.
A Gibraltar, also known as a cortado, is an espresso-based drink containing equal parts espresso and steamed milk, offering a balanced flavor.
36. Piccolo Latte
A piccolo latte is a small espresso-based drink made with a shot of espresso and a small amount of steamed milk, similar to a mini cappuccino.
37. Caffè Gommosa
A caffè gommosa is a unique coffee drink made by pouring a shot of espresso over a single marshmallow, resulting in a sweet and creamy beverage.
38. Cafe au Lait
Cafe au lait is a classic French coffee drink made with equal parts brewed coffee and steamed milk, providing a creamy and mild flavor.
39. Cafe Borgia
Cafe Borgia is a flavored coffee drink that combines espresso, steamed milk, orange zest, and chocolate, topped with whipped cream.
40. Cafe Cubano (Cuban Coffee)
Cafe Cubano, also known as Cuban coffee, is a strong, sweet espresso made by whipping sugar with the first few drops of espresso to create a creamy foam.
41. Cafe con Leche
Cafe con leche is a Spanish coffee beverage made with strong coffee, often espresso, and an equal part of steamed milk.
42. Caffè Corretto
Caffè corretto is an Italian coffee drink made by adding a small amount of liquor, such as grappa or sambuca, to an espresso shot for a slight alcoholic kick.
43. Caffè Crema
Caffè crema is a long espresso drink popular in Switzerland, Germany, and Northern Italy, which has a similar consistency to an Americano but with more crema.
44. Caffè Marocchino
Caffè Marocchino is an Italian espresso drink made with a shot of espresso, a dash of cocoa powder, and frothed milk, served in a small glass.
45. Caffè Medici
Caffè Medici is a flavored espresso drink made with a double shot of espresso, a hint of orange peel, and dark chocolate syrup, topped with whipped cream.
46. Caffè Miel
Caffè Miel is a sweet espresso drink made with a shot of espresso, steamed milk, honey, and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.
47. Coffee Milk
Coffee milk is a popular drink in Rhode Island made by mixing coffee syrup with milk, resulting in a sweet, coffee-flavored milk beverage.
48. Kopi Luwak
Kopi Luwak is an exotic and expensive coffee made from beans that have been eaten and excreted by a civet, resulting in a unique fermentation process and flavor. Ethically produced Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world.
Mazagran is a cold coffee drink with origins in Algeria, made by combining cold, sweetened coffee with lemon juice, and sometimes ice or sparkling water.
Galão is a Portuguese coffee drink similar to a latte, made with espresso and a larger quantity of foamed milk, resulting in a lighter, milkier flavor.
A cortadito is a Cuban espresso drink made by adding a small amount of steamed, sweetened milk to a shot of espresso, creating a strong yet slightly sweet taste.
52. Espresso Romano
Espresso Romano is an espresso served with a slice of lemon on the side, which can be used to enhance the espresso’s flavor by rubbing it around the rim of the cup.
53. Eggnog Latte
An eggnog latte is a seasonal coffee drink made with espresso, steamed eggnog, milk, and often flavored with nutmeg or cinnamon.
54. Pumpkin Spice Latte
Pumpkin Spice Latte is a popular fall coffee drink made with espresso, steamed milk, and a blend of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove flavors, topped with whipped cream.
55. Salted Caramel Coffee
Salted caramel coffee is a flavored coffee beverage that combines the rich taste of coffee with the sweet and slightly salty flavor of salted caramel.
56. Coconut Milk Latte
A coconut milk latte is a dairy-free coffee drink made with espresso and steamed coconut milk, offering a rich, creamy texture with a hint of coconut flavor.
57. Cinnamon Dolce Latte
A cinnamon dolce latte is a sweet, spiced coffee drink made with espresso, steamed milk, cinnamon syrup, and often topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
58. Almond Milk Latte
An almond milk latte is a dairy-free coffee drink made with espresso and steamed almond milk, providing a nutty flavor and creamy texture.
59. Oat Milk Latte
An oat milk latte is a plant-based coffee drink made with espresso and steamed
oat milk, offering a creamy texture and a subtle, naturally sweet flavor.
60. Honey Lavender Latte
A honey lavender latte is a unique, aromatic coffee drink made with espresso, steamed milk, honey, and a hint of lavender syrup, offering a soothing and delicate flavor.
61. Chemex Coffee
Chemex coffee is a pour-over coffee brewing method that uses a specialized glass container and proprietary filters, resulting in a clean, smooth, and well-rounded cup of coffee.
62. AeroPress Coffee
AeroPress coffee is a manual brewing method that uses a compact, portable device to quickly and efficiently extract coffee, producing a smooth, rich, and flavorful cup.
63. French Press Coffee
French press coffee is a brewing method that involves steeping coarse coffee grounds in hot water and then pressing them through a mesh filter, yielding a bold, full-bodied coffee.
64. Moka Pot Coffee
Moka pot coffee is a stovetop brewing method that uses steam pressure to force hot water through coffee grounds, producing a strong, espresso-like coffee.
65. Cinnamon Coffee
Cinnamon in coffee, either by sprinkling cinnamon powder on top or by infusing coffee with cinnamon at the brewing stage can add a lovely spiced taste.
66. Cowboy Coffee
Cowboy coffee is coffee brewed the old-fashioned way over a campfire in a pot.
67. French Vanilla Coffee
French Vanilla Coffee is a popular flavor variation that originated from the classic use of French vanilla in culinary applications.
68. Shaken Espresso
A shaken espresso is made from two shots of espresso, sugar and ice shaken in a cocktail shaker.
69. Bulletproof Coffee
Bulletproof coffee is a mixture of black coffee, butter and MCT oil and is often drunk by people when intermittent fasting.
70. Espresso Romano
This is espresso with a twist – of lemon. A lemon twist, lemon juice and sugar are added to a shot of espresso to give the coffee some zing.
71. Dirty Coffee
Dirty coffee, a bold and unique concoction, is a captivating fusion of espresso
andpoured over cold milk, often served over ice. This multi-layered beverage delights the senses with a contrast between the robust, intense flavor of the espresso and the creamy, smooth texture of cold milk.
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These are just a few of the many types of coffee drinks available. Each has its own unique flavor and preparation method, making coffee a versatile and beloved beverage around the world.
My name is Dana Dupree and I am an avid coffee lover. Since I began college and realized what a heavy load writing majors took on, I have been a fan of the bean juice.
My job has taken me all over the US on book tours and press conferences, and my favorite part about the trip is exploring the best places to grab my cup of Joe.