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Coffee types explained: all types of coffee in one overview

It seems like every time we open up a coffeeshop menu, we get more and more blown away by the dazzling amount of different types of coffee. It almost feels boring to ‘just’ order a cappuccino, let alone a black coffee. But then comes the insecurity: what is a flat white? And why have a ristretto instead of an espresso? No worries - we are here to help you out in the wonderful world of coffee variety that we live in today.

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For those who like their coffee strong and straightforward, have a look at the following types. It’s all a matter of proportions: the amount of water vs amount of coffee itself.


Besides from being a stand-alone drink, espresso is also the perfect base for all things milky, such as the cappuccino or latte macchiato.


A ristretto is basically a more concentrated and darker version of the regular espresso. It is made with the same amount of coffee as an espresso, but only half the amount of water. The result is a rich and aromatic – one can even call it spicy - drink, perfect for those who can use a little ‘kick’ to get started in the morning.


Do you crave a bit more than the one-sip joy of an espresso or ristretto? Give the lungo a try. It is made with the same amount of coffee as an espresso, but with twice as much water. But do not let the amount of water mislead you; at L’OR, the lungo still offers an intense and powerful tasting experience!

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