Well, here are six questions that you are still afraid to ask at a coffee shop:
What is the difference between light roast and dark roast?
A light rose possesses a sweet, floral flavor. It is said to bring out the character in coffee.
A dark roast is not stronger – it is only different. It boasts of a bittersweet flavor and differs in terms of strength and complexity. The beans are roasted at a higher temperature and for a longer duration.
What is the difference between Arabica and Robusta?
Well, we have already discussed this one in the earlier chapters. Arabica and Robusta are two different species of coffee and almost all the coffee that you consume falls into one of these. Arabica has a sweeter and softer taste. Around 70% of the coffee in the world is Arabica.
Robusta possesses a harsher and stronger taste and around 30% of the coffee grown in the world is Robusta.
Alright, but then what is drip and espresso?
Drip is coarse grind, no pressure, no crema coffee. It also has lower concentration caffeine than an espresso coffee.
Espresso is fine grind, high pressure coffee that has some crema.
How do I differentiate between caffe latte and cappuccino?
A café latte boasts of a creamier flavor, more skimmed milk and less foam.
A cappuccino is prepared with less skimmed milk but ends up with thick milk foam on the top. This foam is more than the foam in a latte and the flavor of the coffee is drier.
And what about Café latte and Café’ au lait?
The difference here is pretty basic. A café latte is prepared from espresso and café au lait is prepared from drip coffee.
How do I say it – espresso or expresso?
Well, saying ‘expresso’ implies saying ‘I am a moron’ in English and saying ‘espresso’ means ‘fast’ in
Italian. Now, that’s awesome, isn’t it?
So DON’T BE A MORON – BE