If you aren't familiar with coffeehouses and the many different varieties of coffees and flavors to choose from, you may be overwhelmed when you go into a caf and try to make your choice. Coffeehouses may feature dozens of different coffee flavors and mixings at their shops. In addition to the many coffee flavors, there are cappuccinos and espressos and other selections of coffee breeds. So if youd like to order coffee from these establishments, it has become quite important to have a decent knowledge of coffeehouse lingo.
Coffee flavors vary from one bean to another, and how coffee is prepared may sway quite a bit from your ordinary cup you make at home. In order to enjoy some of the various coffee preparations, its necessary to be able to translate a little of these strange and exotic-sounding names coffees are given.
What follows then, are a few of the basic coffeehouse words and phrases, to help better make you a better coffee connoisseur.
I remember the days when if you wanted coffee, you had to have it black, or with cream and/or sugar, and that was really about it, at least in the US. Now, with coffeehouses having espresso and lattes and mochas and more, you need to be capable of having some knowledge in the world of coffee. The best way to learn is to try the various kinds yourself and find your favorite, so its best to have a clue of what to order to start with.
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