I figured I might share this helpful infographic that I came across. Many years ago, I avoided lattes and macchiatos because I didn’t want to risk the embarrassment of ordering something incorrectly. Baristas can be quite cruel. This infographic shows the breakdown of common espresso-based drinks and even how to pronounce them. It is by no means exhaustive of what there is to know about espresso, but it’s a great starting point. Click on the image to expand.
“Espresso is prepared by forcing pressurized steam through finely ground dark-roast coffee beans. Think of it is strong, concentrated coffee. You can add extra ‘shots’ of espresso to make your drink stronger.”