While Arabia is the place where coffee originated, lots of modern coffee and culture surrounding it have been attributed to Italy. That is why it’s not surprising that some popular coffees are actually Italian inventions. Below are some of the known kinds of Italian coffees:
Cappuccino
One of the famous options in terms of coffee, cappuccino has different layers to this, providing it an extra texture and taste. The 1st layer is basically made up of espresso, which provides you a caffeine kick, then followed by steamed milk to counter the bitter taste of coffee, topped off with foamy milk to make it very easy to drink. Oftentimes, cappuccinos are finished off with a sprinkling of chocolate powder, providing drinkers slight sugar hit, making it ideal for early mornings.
Café Latte
Oftentimes, a great option for people who are not regular coffee drinkers, a latte is made with foamed milk, which hides the coffee’s bitterness. Lattes have 1 or more espresso shots depending on how strong you want it with milk poured over it, making frothy drink that you can enjoy. However, for travelers, see to it that you order a café latte if you’re in Italy because ordering a typical latte would just give you a glass of tasty milk.
Espresso
While it is base for most coffees, espresso can be enjoyed by themselves with more concentrated and smaller caffeine hit a famous option at numerous cafes. It is traditionally made through forcing out small amount of boiling water under pressure with finely ground beans. There are no extras or milk added to espressos. That is why it will provide you a perfect hit, especially for those who want to wake up. Short black is another term for espresso.
Vienna
It is an ideal option for people who want strong caffeine hit and enjoy something sweet. It is also made up of 2 espresso shots topped with whipped cream that is mixed to the drink rather than the traditional, usual sugar and milk. Oftentimes, it is topped with some chocolate sprinkles. Vienna is a great option no matter what the weather is.
Affogato
If you want to get an ice cream and coffee, you can get both with an affogato. Majority of affogato coffees have vanilla ice cream or a gelato in a glass with espresso shot on the top. There are also places that might include liqueur if you are lucky.
Mocha
Another go-to option for first time drinkers of coffee is a mocha. It’s a latte with extras like syrup or chocolate powder added, which makes it a little sweeter and thicker than many coffees while containing hint of coffee taste. While this will depend on the sweet things you like, the choice between a latte and a mocha is up to you.
Piccolo Latte
For people who have not yet acquired the taste of straight espresso, piccolo latte might be your new option. Adding small amount on the foamed milk on top of espresso shot, this Italian coffee is considered as a middle ground between espresso and café latte, which makes it perfect for those who want a little sweetness on their coffee.