Ordering coffee abroad
bica- an espresso
pingado – an espresso with a drop of milk, hot or cold.
un caffè Is straight espresso
caffè lungo double the water of a regular espresso.
Cappuccino combination of espresso and full-fat milk that has been steamed into a froth Ordering a cappuccino after 11 am, and particularly after eating, is a cultural no-no.
Caffè macchiato espresso_ that is stained (macchiato) with milk
Caffè ristretto shorter pull less liquid
If you want a decaf coffee, ask for any of the varieties above adding decaffeinato
un petit café,
un café simple,
un café noir,
un petit noir,
un café express, or un express, all names for espresso
un café américain or un café filtre Most like american coffee
un café noisette, une noisette
espresso with a dash of milk or a spoonful of foam (small cup)
For decaffeinated coffee, add the word déca to your order: un café déca, un café américain déca, etc.