Americano (also café americano) is a style of coffee prepared by adding hot water to espresso, giving a similar strength but different flavor than regular coffee. Like espresso, americano tends to be an acquired taste, and many drinkers prefer it black and unsweetened to fully appreciate the differences in taste from regular coffee. Americano"
Ammazzacaffè ( Italian for coffee killer) is a small glass of liqueur usual to be normally drunk after the coffee to dull its taste. It is a common Italian usage, especially after a generous meal. Ammazzacaffè"
The Anthora is a paper coffee cup design that has become a popular symbol of New York daily life. Anthora"
The term barista (the Italian word for "bartender" - masculine or feminine; plural: baristi (masculine) or bariste (feminine)) has been used in English to denote a maker of espresso based beverages. Its journey into English has been accompanied by a slight shift in meaning. When using the term in English, a barista denotes one who has acquired some level of expertise in the preparation of espresso-based coffee drinks. "Barista" in Italy is the bartender, who prepares both alcoholic drinks and espresso coffee beverages. Barista"
A "black eye" is a cup of coffee with two shots of espresso in it. Black Eye (drink)"
Café au lait, literally "coffee with milk", is a French coffee drink prepared by mixing coffee and scalded (not steamed) milk. It is similar to Italian latte, but made with drip- or more popularly french press pot coffee instead of espresso and with scalded instead of steamed milk in 1:1 ratio. Café au lait"
Café con leche (from spanish, literally "coffee with milk".) Analogous to the french Café au lait, café con leche is a Spanish coffee beverage consisting of scalded milk and coffee in a 1:1 ratio, often served with cinnamon and sugar. Café con leche"
A Café Mocha is a variant of a cafe latte. Like a latte it is typically one third espresso and two thirds steamed milk, but as the name suggests a shot of chocolate is added. Typically the chocolate is in the form of an Italian syrup. Cafe Mocha"
Cafédirect is the UK's largest Fairtrade hot drinks company. Its brands include Cafédirect, Teadirect and Cocodirect. In addition to paying a fair price to growers in developing countries, the company donates a percentage of its profits to producers for activities such as market information and management training. Cafédirect"
Cafestol is a diterpene molecule present in coffee. Cafestol is the most potent cholesterol-elevating compound known in the human diet. Cafestol"
Caffè is the Italian word for coffee and may indicate either the Italian way of preparing this beverage at home or espresso, which is prepared instead with electrical steam machines. Caffè"
Caffè Corretto, an Italian beverage, consists of a shot of espresso coffee "corrected" with a shot of liquor, usually grappa or brandy. It is also known as an Espresso Corretto. It is widely consumed in Italy and usually taken after lunch or dinner. It is ordered as "Un caffe' corretto alla grappa" or "[...] corretto al cognac" or "[...] corretto alla sambuca", depending on the liquor the customer like to have added to the coffee. Caffè Corretto"
Caffè macchiato (sometimes Espresso macchiato), an Italian beverage, is espresso with a tiny dollop of steamed milk. "Macchiato" simply means "marked" or "stained," and in the case of caffè macchiato, this means literally "espresso stained/marked with milk." Traditionally it is made with one shot of espresso, and significantly less milk or milk foam. However, some newer cafes tend to add steamed milk to the espresso in a 1:1 ratio, making it more like a miniature caffè latte. Caffè macchiato"
A tradition in the cafés of Naples is to order a caffè sospeso – literally, a coffee "in suspense" – as a sign of your good fortune. When a sospeso is ordered, the customer pays for two coffees, but only receives one. That way, when a person who is homeless or otherwise down on their luck walks into the café, he can ask if there are any coffees held in suspense for him, and he can have one courtesy of the first customer. Caffè sospeso"
Caffeine, or theine, is a xanthine alkaloid found in the leaves and beans of the coffee tree, in tea, yerba mate, guarana berries, and in small quantities in cocoa, the kola nut and the Yaupon holly. In plants, caffeine acts as a natural pesticide that paralyzes and kills many insects feeding upon them. Caffeine"
Caffiato is a delicious iced cappuccino with caramel flavour, also available as a warm drink in four different flavours. Caffiato"
Cappuccino is an Italian beverage, prepared with espresso and milk. A cappuccino is generally defined as 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk and 1/3 frothed milk. Another definition would call for 1/3 espresso and 2/3 microfoam. A cappuccino differs from a cafe latte, which is mostly milk and little foam. (A "dry cappuccino" has less milk). The "iced cappuccino" beverage is a misnomer since there is no way to duplicate the foam on top of the hot beverage. Instead, espresso and cold milk on ice is called an iced cafe latte. An espresso macchiato is a shot of espresso "stained" with a dollup of milk foam. Cappuccino"
Cezve is Turkish, judging from the Ottoman spelling in Arabic script as ce*dh*ve (read cezve) it is based on Arabic ja*dh*wa(t) - a burning log or coal (presumably because the pot was heated on them) Cezve"
Chock full o' Nuts is a brand of coffee developed and popular in New York City and now owned by Sara Lee. The chain was founded as a single store in 1926 by William Black on Broadway and 43rd Street that sold shelled nuts, but in 1933 the 18 nut shops switched to coffee. In 1953 the brand was introduced to supermarkets. Jackie Robinson ultimately became a manager within the company. In 1961 instant coffee of the Chock full o' Nuts brand was introduced. In 1993 Chock Express stores were introduced. The company was purchased by Sara Lee in 1999 Chock full o' Nuts"
Coffea (coffee) is a genus of ten species of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae. They are shrubs or small trees, native to subtropical Africa and southern Asia. Seeds of this plant are the source of a stimulating beverage called coffee. The seeds are called "beans" in the trade. Coffee beans are widely cultivated in tropical countries in plantations for both local consumption and export to temperate countries. Coffee bean ranks as one of the world's major commodity crops and is the major export product of some countries. In fact, coffee ranks third only to cocoa and oil in terms of legally-traded products worldwide. Coffea"
Coffea arabica is a species of coffee indigenous to Ethiopia. It is also known as the "coffee shrub of Arabia", "mountain coffee" or "arabica coffee". Coffea arabica is believed to be the first species of coffee to be cultivated, being grown in southwest Arabia for well over 1,000 years. It is still considered to produce the best coffee of the commercially grown coffee species. It contains less caffeine than any other commercially cultivated species of coffee. Wild plants grow to between 7-12 m tall, and have an open branching system; the leaves are opposite, simple elliptic-ovate to oblong, 6-12 cm long and 4-8 cm broad, glossy dark green. The flowers are produced in axillary clusters, each flower white, and 1-1.5 cm diameter. The fruit is a berry 10-15 mm long, maturing bright red to purple, containing two seeds (the coffee 'bean'). Coffea arabica"
Coffea canephora (Robusta Coffee; syn. Coffea robusta) is a species of coffee which has its origins in western Africa. It is easier to care for than Coffea arabica and hence is cheaper to produce. Since arabica beans are considered superior, robusta is usually limited to lower grade coffee blends as a filler. It is however included in instant coffee, and in espresso blends to promote the formation of " crema". Coffea canephora (robusta)"
Coffee is a drink, usually hot, prepared from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant. These seeds are usually called coffee beans, although they are not technically beans. Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world, trailing only petroleum. Coffee is one of humanity's chief sources of caffeine, a stimulant. Its potential benefits and hazards have been, and continue to be, widely studied and discussed. Coffee"
Coffee bags are an innovation developed to provide the convenience of instant coffee but maintain the flavor of brewed coffee, generally recognized as superior. Modeled after tea bags, they consist of a gauze bag containing a mixture of instant coffee and finely ground roast coffee, which is to be steeped in hot water for approximately five minutes. But, it is still not as desirable as brewed coffee. Coffee bag"