Decoding the Café Lingo — A Brief Guide

Dipping your toes into the world of cafés for the first time can be quite challenging because there's a whole new language to learn. Yes, café lingo is a thing!

Allow me to be your guide through some of the most popular terms you're likely to come across in a café.

A 'Barista' is the professional who has mastered the art of coffee preparation. From a 'Cappuccino' which has espresso, hot milk, and steamed milk foam, to an 'Espresso', a method of preparing unfiltered coffee; you'll find these terms abundant in café menus worldwide.

'Latte,' an espresso shot mixed with steamed milk, and 'Café Mocha,' the delightful mixture of espresso, steamed milk, and chocolate, are favorites among coffee-goers.

Meanwhile, you might hear 'single origin' indicating a coffee from a single geographic region or 'blend' describing a mix of coffee beans from various regions.

This brief guide is just the tip of the iceberg. Cafés have a rich and vibrant language, making the experience even more enjoyable. Guess it's become clear that visiting a café is not just about the coffee, it's an adventure!

When you're ready to discover more, don't hesitate, step into your nearest café and embark on the journey.