Cappuccino, Latte, or Mocha?
Some of you coffee aficionados read the title of this post and couldn’t help but answer, “Chocolate and whip cream, duh.” Some of you might have even said it out loud. Understandably, many coffee-goers know the difference between the very basics of espresso, cappuccinos, lattes, and mochas. For others, it is still a bit intimidating. If you have never been to barista school or had the interest in learning all the combinations of different espresso drinks, you only need to learn three drinks. Again, the basics are cappuccinos, lattes, and mochas. Here’s a simple breakdown below.
A cappuccino has espresso, steamed milk, and foamed milk—it has more coffee flavor than a latte.
A latte also has espresso, steamed milk, and foamed milk—it is smoother than a cappuccino due to more milk content.
A mocha just has espresso, steamed milk with chocolate, and whipped cream added. It is the sweetest of the three.
What Happens If You Want It Iced?
What’s the difference between an Iced Cappuccino, Iced Latte, and an Iced Mocha?
This is a legitimate question when you are not using steamed milk or foam to create the iced coffee versions of these drinks. The answer is in how you are replacing the steam milk and foam. You can think of the cold milk replacing the steamed milk and the ice replacing the foam. Your ratio of coffee to milk should stay the same. An iced cappuccino should still have a stronger coffee flavor than an iced latte, which also means the latte should be creamier than the cappuccino. For an iced mocha, you’re still adding the chocolate syrup and topping it off with that swirly mountain of whipped cream.
Don’t limit yourself to the three basics! Check out our menu for our specialty drinks! Come in and find out why Café Delirium is Downtown Gresham’s favorite coffeehouse.
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