Coffees you've never heard of but may love

What words do you find yourself uttering at the barista at your favourite local coffee shop? Most of us opt for a Latte, Cappacino or Americano and that’s no surprise, these are common favourites that are all delicious for very different reasons. For a non coffee drinker in search of a caffeine fix even those three words can be a little daunting, but fear not, coffee makers aren’t out to scare you. There is no harm in describing the type of coffee you want to the barista, to milk or not to milk? How strong? All these questions will help you discover your go to coffee order. The next thing you know they’ll be asking ‘the usual?’

If you’re looking to be a little more adventurous next time you hit the coffee shop then we’d like to introduce you to a selection of coffees you may LOVE but haven’t heard of...

Long black

long-black
Hows it made?
Typically some YCE coffee is transformed into a delicious double-shot of espresso or ristretto (a shorter shot) and poured over hot water. Water first, coffee second is the most important part.

What’s the difference?
Compared to an Americano a Long Black coffee retains the crema (that nice foamy bit on top) and is more strongly flavoured. If you like a strong Americano then this may just be the one for you.

Recommended YCE coffee for a Long Black: Sumatran Gegarang

Macchiato

macchiato
Hows it made?
Known as a Caffè macchiato, espresso macchiato, or simply the macchiato, contains a regular made espresso coffee drink with a small amount of foamed milk added. This creates a nice balance between the strength of the coffee and the taste of the milk.

A welcome change from your usual espresso.

Recommended YCE coffee for a Macchiato: Papua New Guinea.

Con Panna

Hows it made?
Espresso con panna translates from Italian to mean ‘espresso with cream’. Con Panna is similar to the Macchiato however rather more indulgent. This is a single or double shot espresso topped with whipped cream. MMMmmmm.

Recommended YCE coffee for a Con Panna: Emporium Excelso

Café Cubano

Hows it made?
For those who love a sugar in their coffee, the Cafe Cubano refers a shot of espresso which is sweetened with demerara sugar as it is brewed. This may be one to try at home in your cafetiere although it can work if the barista pulls your coffee onto the sugar in the cup.

Café Cubano is now also used as a general term to mean a coffee of cuban origin.

Recommended YCE coffee for a Café Cubano: Cuban Coffee Altura

Caffè corretto

coffee-corretto
How’s it made?
The barista will serve you up one shot of espresso or ristretto accompanied by a small amount, often a shot of a complimenting liquor. Left to your own devices you can determine the strength of your essentially mini Irish coffee or perhaps you’ll take the shot alone (it tastes better if you don’t)!

Usual liquors: grappa (grape based brandy), cognac, baileys, whatever you fancy!
This may not be one to make your regular - especially if you’re on route to work - but its definitely one you should try.

Recommended YCE coffee for a Caffè corrett: Guatemala Huehuetenango

Caffeé Breve

caffe-breve
Hows it made?
This is a milk-based coffee made using a half and half concoction of milk and cream which is steamed. Poured onto the coffee the milk and cream combination results in a lighter beverage that if only cream was used.

Recommended YCE coffee for a Caffeé Breve: Australian Skybury

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