Here’s a guide on how to order coffee and coffee-based drinks in an Italian Café
Espresso — The classic way to drink coffee in Italy. It is served in a small ceramic cup placed on a small plate together with a coffee spoon.
Caffè lungo — The Italian way to order a double espresso
Caffè ristretto — Concentrated espresso
Cappuccino — 1/3 espresso, 1/3 hot milk and 1/3 foamed milk. Often served with a sprinkle of cocoa powder on top or decorated with drawings made with chocolate syrup.
Caffè macchiato — a shot of espresso with a splash of milk and foam
Latte macchiato —a small amount of espresso added on to a glass of hot milk .
Caffè corretto — Coffee with a shot of liquor, usually grappa
Caffè con panna — Coffee with a spoonful of whipped cream
Decaffeinato — Decaf espresso
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