Vanilla ice cream topped with a shot of espresso.



A shot of espresso diluted with hot water.



The trained professional, who prepares your coffee.



An espresso shot combined with foamed, steamed milk.



A beverage made using the roots of the chicory plant. These roots are roasted, ground and then brewed into a coffee-like drink.



The thick, caramel-coloured emulsified oils that sit on top of an espresso.



The concentrated coffee made when hot water is forced, at pressure, through fine ground coffee. Approximately 40ml.


Fair Trade:

A private programme, which certifies that coffee farmers and growers are paid a minimum price for their coffee.


Filter Coffee:

This is coffee made in a french press, a percolator or a countertop coffee machine. The ground coffee may be placed in a paper filter. The coffee flavour is extracted by contact with water, not under pressure.


Freeze Dried Coffee:

The coffee extract is frozen and cut into small fragments, which are then dried at a low temperature under vacuum conditions. This process is used for freeze dried instant coffee


French Press:

Coffee made by steeping ground coffee, with hot water in a vessel, with a plunger and metal filter that pushes the grounds to the bottom.


Roast & Ground Coffee:

Made from whole coffee beans, which are the uniformly ground and then packaged.


Latte Art:

The decorative pattern formed through pouring steamed milk into an espresso.



Espresso with 230ml or more steamed milk.



A lungo, is where the shot of coffee is pulled longer than normal. A longer extraction will increase the volume of the shot, and may also subdue some of the flavors to make for a more “sippable” espresso.  Approximately 110ml.



An espresso mixed with chocolate syrup or hot chocolate powder, and steamed milk.



Espresso pulled short (with less water) for a smaller, more concentrated drink. Approximately 25ml.


Single Origin:

Coffee from a particular region, farm or area within a farm.


Spray Dried Coffee:

Coffee extract is sprayed into hot air, which quickly dries the droplets and turns them into fine powder or small pieces of coffee.



Uniformity refers to how similarly sized the ground coffee particles are.


Whole Bean Coffee:

This is, the full coffee bean, which has been roasted and packaged and is ready for grinding at home.