What coffee type are you? Do you veer towards a piping hot cuppa? Do you like it dunked with oodles of whipped cream or do you prefer your coffee straight-up bitter? Or does your choice of cuppa depends on just how you’re feeling that day? The vast range of coffee variations available at the cafes these days leave the coffee lovers confused about choosing the right drink at the right time.
Coffee and its variations play around these magical ingredients – shot of espresso, steamed milk, cream, coffee, and water. It’s all about swapping these components to form different types of espresso. Here we shall be looking into the four must-try types of espresso drinks that match your mood:
A cappuccino is a shot of espresso topped with steamed milk. Cappuccino is traditionally regarded as a morning drink for it contains lactose and fat to energize and boost one’s mood. Among all other coffee types, cappuccino is the most filling caffeinated beverage. Hence it is ideal for drinking a cup of cappuccino after a large meal to avoid dizziness and sleepiness.
Latte is a classic version of espresso topped with steamed milk and foam. It is one of the thick sweet forms of coffee served solely as a morning drink. The only difference between cappuccino and latte is that latte is topped with foam giving you a creamy, perfect morning-booster drink. You can also add ice to the latte and serve it cold as a refreshing drink in hot weather.
For all the black coffee lovers, espresso is a perfect choice as it is often drunk at the end of a meal to overcome any sleepiness caused by heavy meals. As no milk is added, it is ideal for drinking espresso in the noon or evening.
Mocha is one of the most loved types of espresso. It is one of the sweetest coffee drinks with a shot of espresso, chocolate, steamed milk, and even a whipped cream dollop. The perfection of serving mocha is what attracts many coffee lovers to this drink. Mocha can be drunk anytime in the morning or after a meal in the evening or at night. Yet another coffee drink that makes you feel fuller for a long time.
Coffee dates back to centuries in the ancient forests when a goat herder Kaldi discovered the invigorating effects of coffee on his goats after eating some berries(coffee plant) from a tree. Coffee is a significant form of antioxidant drink that comes with many health benefits. To be precise, drinking coffee makes you feel alert, and refreshed for a while. Being a central nervous system stimulant, coffee can also boost your mood and keep you more active.