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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