Spending time at the bar counter, instead, a new scenario will appear for both coffee lovers and the simply curious.
There are several different ways to have a coffee and bartenders, generally, always want to know exactly what kind of espresso their customers want before starting their lever coffee machine.
Starting from the simplest requests like coffee in a large cup or a foamy espresso, up to real and gourmet coffee orders.
One of the trendiest novelties is matcha coffee, a flavoured mix of green tea and coffee. But this is certainly not the only original recipe for making a coffee.
If you want to discover new combos, you can try a coffee with almond milk or surprise the bartender by ordering a Salentine coffee.
While chocolate lovers, should not miss mocha and Marocchino coffee from the menu.
Espresso purists will certainly object, saying that there is only one espresso.
However, there are coffee-based preparations that don’t change its taste. Think about caffè ristretto, a pure coffee extract with an intense flavour and creaminess.
In other words, with a little imagination, coffee can satisfy all palates.
The important thing is the quality of the basic ingredient and must be prepared with a business or a home professional coffee machine. Otherwise, its flavour will be compromised and can’t even be recovered by adding sugar, milk or spices.
How many types of coffee can be ordered at the bar
With all this variety, there is an understandable desire to try new mixes and new drinks both during breakfast and throughout the day. As long as it’s a simple thing, nobody will object, and your requests will be satisfied.
But you can annoy the bartender by ordering a foamy decaf with cold milk served in a glass cup.
However, it is well known that with a such varied menu, Italians want a coffee that fully satisfies their desires, even running the risk of being hated by their trusted bartender.
Here is a nice list of several types of coffee, among which you will certainly find something to try:
This is the classic coffee, that must be tasted in all its shades. Even if it is the simplest way to have a coffee, espresso lovers consider it as diving into pleasure. In just a cup of coffee, it is possible to trace the origin of the beans, the quality of the blend and the craftmanship of those who took car of the extraction process.
The Espresso, therefore, has its shades: it can be drunk bitter, sweetened, in a ceramic or in a glass coffee cup.
This is one of the most popular variants of espresso and it is easy to prepare. It is made of normal coffee with a little amount of milk.
You can choose between a macchiato with cold or hot milk.
With the industrial coffee machine, it is possible to prepare the milk foam whipped with the steam arm.
A foamy and soft drink will be obtained by adding a little amount of foam into the espresso.
Espresso with panna
This is for those with a very sweet tooth, adding whipped cream to the classic espresso. It reminds of the coffee with ricotta that grandmothers used to drink in the afternoon at home with their friends.
Decaffeinated coffee, Decaf
It is one of the variations that is consumed most in the afternoons or evenings to avoid the exciting effects of caffeine.
The decaffeinated coffee is, in fact, obtained from a powder from which caffeine is extracted. But its taste it is not compromised.
Pleasant and rich, the liqueur coffee is an espresso in which a quantity of liqueur is added. Each area of Italy has its preferred type of liqueur.
The more pleasing options are sambuca and grappa.
Not to exceed the daily limit of caffeine, barley coffee is a fresh and pleasant alternative.
Mix some soluble barley with hot water and enjoy it in both a big or a small cup.
It is perfectly suitable during the late afternoon or in the evening before going to bed.
Ginseng coffee is coffee powder mixed with the roots of the plant. Its taste is pleasant, and it has a lower energizing effect than espresso.
These Asian origin roots are very popular in our country.
Suitable for espresso lovers in all its purity, the double espresso is made by brewing two espressos in the same cup.
It’s a double dose of taste and energy to deal with physiological drops during the day.
It is the reverse process of making a long coffee. In fact, the quantity of coffee powder is the same but with a shorter brewing time.
The result is a strong and full-bodied coffee, with a dark colour and a thick texture.
Now let’s move on to real delicacies. The espressino makes your break more enjoyable where not only milk froth but also cocoa powder is added to the milk coffee.
In other words, a drink that makes you smile from the early morning.
This is like the American coffee, more watered down and less full-bodied.
It’s obtained from an extracting process that is longer than usual.
Same quantity of coffee powder but a longer water flow.
With the American coffee the change begins with its container. It is a large coffee served in a sturdier and bigger cup, known as mug.
With the coffee, a separate container is served with hot water to be added as desired.
The perfect version for sultry days. The iced coffee, actually, is fresh and thirst-quenching, a great drink for coffee lovers that prefer to avoid a hot espresso.
An espresso is prepared on the spot and served in a glass with some ice cubes.
In this way, the coffee gets immediately cold without having to wait a single moment.
If you wish to have a less watered-down coffee, you can put the glasses in the fridge.
Steamed iced coffee
It is a tasty variant, very popular in Salento: it starts from the espresso, which is then poured in a glass with ice cubes and sugar.
The steam arm finishes the process by mixing all the elements and creating a creamy froth on the glass surface.
Iced coffee with almond milk
A fresh and sweetish version of the iced coffee is the one obtained by adding fresh almond milk.
It is greatly appreciated in Salento where it is usually drunk in the evening both in beach bars and in cafés on the waterfront.
As the name suggests, a cocktail shaker is required to prepare this drink. Sugar, ice cubes and coffee are put together in the glass and energetically mixed.
You can also add a small quantity of liqueur or chocolate and turn it into a tasty dessert.
The cappuccino is one of the most typical and popular drinks in our country. It is obtained by heating the milk with the steam arm and adding it to the espresso.
The result is a thick and frothy drink, a perfect choice for your breakfast.
Suitable for cocoa lovers, the mocha is made by adding hot chocolate into the classic cappuccino.
It can be served in a cup or in a glass, both during the morning and in winter afternoons.
This is the perfect drink for those who prefer a cappuccino without caffeine. It can be prepared by adding decaffeinated coffee into the milk.
It’s a kind of cappuccino but less liquid and more consistent. Put together the milk froth and the coffee and whip with the steam arm.
Cappuccino with cocoa powder
The cappuccino with cocoa powder is very simple to prepare: just sprinkle the desired quantity of cocoa powder on the surface and serve it.
Due to this technique and with a bit of imagination, creative bartenders can create artworks in a cup.
Milk coffee is a drink with a bigger quantity of milk than the classic cappuccino.
It’s suitable for breakfast or in winter afternoons.
As a typical drink of the southern regions of our country, the caffè salentino is a slightly different version of the iced coffee.
The bartender provides the customer with a coffee and a glass with ice cubes. It is up to the customer to dose the ingredients as desired.
The preparation of the marocchino coffee is really simple: starting from an espresso schiumato on which cocoa powder is sprinkled.
In trendy bars and cafés, along with the cocoa powder, a little quantity of chocolate or coffee topping is added.
Spreading quickly in Italy, the matcha coffee is made by mixing tea and cappuccino or coffee. The drink that comes out has a bright green colour, due to the high-quality Japanese tea used.
It’s a little quantity of pure taste and pleasure: the coffee cream is made by mixing espresso with cream and ice in a special machine.
It’s generally served in summer with whipped cream and chopped hazlenuts.
Light or dark cappuccino
The cappuccino may change its colour both made with the Hotel breakfast coffee machine or with the traditional moka, depending on the quantity of coffee.
With a small dose you will get a light cappuccino while with a bigger quantity the cappuccino will have a dark colour.
There are multiple coffee-based drinks. With a little imagination it’s possible to create a lot of tasty and greedy coffee variants. The important thing is to be sure that the main ingredient is the right one: a high quality caffè espresso.
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