Guide to Order Like A Barista


We’ve all been there at least once in our lifetime. Standing in the lineup at the coffee joint and seeing people in front of you order something that sounds foreign to you.

” Can I have a decaf soy latte with an extra shot and cream?”

So, soy. We get that. Soy + cream? Can’t brain that. Then the barista asks you what you want to order – then you end up with a regular Americano – again #basic. Since there are so many options on how you take your coffee, we are here to simplify things for you.

Here’s a guide to help us all order that cuppa with confidence.


Americano: Espresso mixed with same parts hot water ( our #basic made the list too)

Cappuccino : A hot drink  with mix 1/3 espresso, 1/3 hot milk, 1/3 foam. Basically it’s milky, foamy and equally caffeinated, order a cappuccino.

Latte : If you hate foam, but love milk you should just order this. It’s a shot of espresso and steamed milk with the teeniest, tiniest amount of foam

Flat white ( this one’s tricky ) : We’re talking about micro-foam milk here. Like latte but with a velvety foam and not as stiff.

Mocha : Just like latte, but with chocolate in its equation

Here’s for the ones who need the extra kick!


Espresso : A roast of coffee where hot water is pressed through a compressed bed of ground coffee ― quick and strong

Doppio :  Double shots of espresso ― if one isn’t doing any justice for you

Ristretto : If you want the strength of espresso, but less of the liquid, a ristretto is your drink

Macchiato : Hot frothed milk with espresso added on top, there’s foam here

Quad : 4 shots of espresso (if you are brave)

You’ve graduated from the coffee language! Now head the shops with your new found knowledge like a barista.

Source : Deshably

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