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Are you clueless when it comes to ordering coffee? Does your significant other live life with a coffee cup in hand? Here is an idea for you, treat them to a caffeinated beverage and YOU do the ordering!
First step is inquiring about the kind of coffee they prefer to drink. Find out if they like it hot or cold. Then find out if they like regular or decaffeinated. Lastly, know if they enjoy flavored beverages or the standard coffee with cream and/or sugar. After you get these specifics, take a look at the rest of this article for terminology when ordering. Your mate will be not only impressed, but thankful that you took the time to learn about and take interest in something that they enjoy.
Decaf: When you order a decaf, you are ordering a decaffeinated coffee…no caffeine.
Half caf: This means to fill the cup halfway with caffeinated coffee and the other half with decaffeinated coffee…equal parts of each.
Regular: Means caffeinated coffee.
Mocha: This means to add chocolate to the brew. Example: I’ll take a regular, mocha latte.
Skinny: Ask for a skinny latte and you will get your drink made with nonfat milk.
Add a shot: Means that you are asking for a shot of espresso to be added to the drink. This adds a kick of caffeine.
Sugar free: Asking for a sugar free drink means you are asking for them to use sugar free syrup.
Whip or no whip: This term refers to whipped cream on top of the drink. By adding…with no whip, means you do not want whipped cream on top.
Iced: Coffee poured over ice.
Now that you are familiar with the coffee terms, let’s discuss drink sizes.
You can choose from small, medium and large. But, often times, this is not how you order the size you prefer.
Try: Tall, Grande, or Venti (If you are at Starbucks).
Show them that money is no issue…order the Venti!
Espresso: One shot of strong coffee in a cup
Double espresso: Two shots of strong coffee in a cup
Macchiato: A single shot of espresso mixed with milk foam.
Latte: Espresso, steamed milk topped with a little bit of milk foam.
Cappuccino: Espresso, with a small amount of steamed milk topped with a good amount of milk foam.
Mocha: Espresso with mocha syrup added, then topped with equal parts steamed milk and whipped cream.
The Americano: Espresso with hot water
This short list of basic coffee tips and facts will have you well on your way to show that special someone that you care.