Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and there is a variety of different types of coffee drinks for one to try. Most people have their preferences about how they like their coffee. Some people like it strong and intense, while others like it light and sweet. Some prefer hot brews, while other people like to drink instant coffee.

Basic ways to prepare coffee:

  • Pour-over or drip coffee: Pour-over coffee requires good quality coffee beans and filtered water. If you don’t know much about, how to roast coffee beans, read this detailed guide. The coffee beans are ground fresh. Filter paper is then placed on top of a vessel, and the coffee grounds are then poured through it. After that, hot water is poured over slowly (preferably through a spouted kettle). Add enough water so the coffee grounds “bloom.” Let some drip through and then keep pouring more water.

  • French press filter coffee: Many people love using French press machines for their coffee. This small jar-like machine has a pump and a filter. You just pour your coffee in with hot water, let it sit for some time. Once the coffee is ready, simply press the pump on top, and all the grounds will get filtered, and your coffee will remain on top. This method yields a full-bodied coffee because a lot of natural oils get through the mesh filter.

  • Coffeemaker: Most people who don’t have the time to do anything else opt for a coffeemaker. This is also useful for large families or offices as it can make several cups of coffee at once. Simply put the coffee grounds and water in the machine and switch it on. The device heats up the water, and the coffee drips into the pot.

Here are the 12 best types of coffee drinks that you must try:

Plain Old Black Coffee

Whether it is made in a French press, a coffee maker or drip coffee, simple black coffee is the best of all for some coffee lovers.

Espresso

This Italian classic has become the most widely popular coffee drink in the world. Contrary to popular belief, espresso isn’t just coffee powder mixed with hot water. There is one crucial element that makes it one of the best types of coffee.

That element is pressure. Espresso becomes espresso with the use of hot pressurized water. The small espresso machines that look like jars build pressure while the water gets heated. This leads to slightly frothy foam on top called crema.

Latte

Latte is a simple coffee drink made of hot espresso and hot steamed milk. There is a thin layer of foam. Latte is often flavored with vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, etc.

Cappuccino

Cappuccino is best known for its highly frothy and thick foam. It’s made in a way similar to that of a latte, by mixing espresso and steamed milk. The thick foam is what makes it so good.

Americano

Americano is one of the most popular black coffee drinks. It is merely two-thirds part hot water with one-third part espresso mixed in it. Depending on how bitter you like your coffee, it can have sugar or not, but it usually doesn’t have milk.

Mocha

Mocha is one of the most delicious hot coffee drinks. It includes espresso, steamed milk, and chocolate syrup. It has a thin foam but a rich, delicious flavor.

Caramel Macchiato

Macchiato is similar to a latte, but it has thicker foam. It consists of two-thirds part espresso and one-third part milk. Add to this some delicious caramel syrup, and you have everyone’s favorite Starbucks drink.

Vienna Coffee

Vienna coffee uses whipped cream as a replacement for milk and sugar. Espresso shots and whipped cream are mixed together until the cup is full. Some people also sprinkle or drizzle chocolate on top.

Irish Coffee

This alcoholic cocktail is one of the best coffee drinks. It is a combination of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and sugar. It is then topped with heavy whipped cream, and the coffee is drunk through the cream.

Holiday Coffee

This alcoholic drink gets its name from being a holiday season favorite. The ingredients are simple – Jack Daniel’s whiskey, hot coffee, peppermint syrup, and whipped cream. To make the peppermint syrup, simply crush up candy canes and let it dissolve in hot water.

Cold Brew

Cold brews are becoming more and more popular because of their simplicity. All you have to do is mix a large amount of water with ground coffee and let it sit in the fridge overnight. The resultant coffee will be intense and delicious. Add some simple syrup to it and your summer days will be better.

Iced Coffee

Most people use cold-brewed coffee to make iced coffee. All it needs is some cold milk or cream and some sugar syrup, along with vanilla or any flavor you like. Instead of using cold brew, you can also make hot coffee and chill it.

If you fear that adding ice to your iced coffee will water it down, then make some ice cubes out of coffee.

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Editorial Staff, "12 Types of Coffee Drinks You Must Try," in Medicalopedia, September 20, 2019, [Permalink: https://www.medicalopedia.org/7786/12-types-of-coffee-drinks-you-must-try/].