Cups of Single Espresso, Double Espresso, Americano, Lungo, and Filtered Coffee on kitchen counter in front of partial view of a barista in a gray apron

Cappuccino vs Latte vs Flat White and More

Mystified about the differences between Cappuccino, Latte, Flat White, and other coffee drinks? It’s all explained in this great video from European Coffee Trip

Aleš Pospíšil divides espresso drinks into “Black coffee and milk coffee”

Black Coffee includes:

  • Single Espresso
  • Double Espresso
  • Americano
  • Lungo
  • Filtered Coffee

Milk Coffee includes:

  • Macchiato
  • Cortado or Piccolo
  • Flat White
  • Cappuccino
  • Café Latte

Pospíšil makes the point that these definitions vary around the world and are not rigid recipes. Some of the big corporate coffee companies are especially fond of using these names in new and confusing ways, as well as making up new names that sound traditional but really aren’t! (See “Frappuccino“)

If this video makes you crave a new coffee treat, check out our links for local coffee shops near you. And if you have a favorite coffeehouse that you think we should know about, tell us in the comments below!

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