Coffeehouse Terminology D-Coder

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

serena-williams-coffeeCome Hang Out at Cafe Delirium!

Cafe Delirium is cozy, friendly, and serves some of the best coffee in Gresham. In addition to our quality coffee, you’ll find plenty of seating and free Wi-Fi, making Cafe Delirium the place to be. We welcome all to our location in downtown Gresham – whether you’re a regular or a newcomer.

Coffee Newbie Decoder

If you’re not a regular coffee drinker, you may find yourself confused by the terminology on some coffee menus. What’s the difference between a latte and a cappuccino? Which coffee drinks can be served cold and which are strictly served hot? Which are sweet and which are more bitter? Here’s a breakdown of some of the coffee speak you might encounter on our menu.


Espresso is a type of coffee brewed by expressing or forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans. Espresso is generally thicker than coffee brewed by other methods, has a higher concentration of suspended and dissolved solids, and has crema, a foam with a creamy consistency, on top.


An Americano, also known as Caffe Americano, is a type of coffee drink prepared by diluting an espresso with hot water, giving it a similar strength to—but different flavor from—traditionally brewed coffee. In general, an Americano has a fuller body and richer taste.


A cappuccino is an espresso-based coffee drink that originated in Italy and is traditionally prepared with steamed milk foam, or microfoam. A lot of other popular coffee types are espresso-based. Because cappuccinos are typically 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk, 1/3 foamed milk, the espresso is toned down with milk, but the coffee taste is still featured.


A latte is a coffee drink made with espresso and steamed milk. Unlike a cappuccino, this is a milk-based drink with just a little coffee. The portions of a latte are usually 1/6 espresso, 4/6 steamed milk, 1/6 foamed milk.


A macchiato is another espresso drink with a small amount of milk. It’s like a cappuccino with a hint of chocolate. It is usually made with 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk, 1/3 frothed milk, and 1 tbsp chocolate syrup.


Also known as caffe mocha or a mochaccino, a mocha is a chocolate-flavored variant of a caffe latte. Made with 2/5 espresso, 2/5 chocolate, 1/5 steamed milk, it is a strong coffee with a chocolate flavor.

Order with Confidence!

Now that you know the basics of the different popular coffee drinks, you can order with confidence the next time you step into Cafe Delirium! Bring friends and hang out. Enjoy the free Wi-Fi and a coffee drink that suits your tastes!

Visit Downtown Gresham’s Favorite Coffeehouse – Cafe Delirium!

You can visit Cafe Delirium on Main Street today. Relax with the best coffee in Gresham while enjoying the beauty of Historic Downtown Gresham. Curious about our coffee and food? Feel free to take a peek at the menu before stopping by.

Bring a Friend, a Laptop, or a Book!


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