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By: Ryon Watson
It can be scary at times walking into a cafe and seeing the long list of varieties on the coffee shop menu. What’s the dissimilarity between a latte and a cappuccino? How is frappe different from an iced coffee? Let’s try to enlighten you on some coffee drinks:

Americano: A single shot of espresso with approximately 7 ounces of hot water added to the blend. The name for this drink was a result from an insult to ‘uncouth’ Americans who weren’t able to drink full espressos.

Caffe Latte: A single shot of espresso in steamed milk. The proportion of milk to coffee should be approximately 3:1.

Cafe Macchiato: A shot of espresso with steamed milk. The proportion of coffee to milk is about 4:1.

Cappuccino Coffee: Generally equal portions of espresso, steamed milk, as well as frothed milk, often sprinkled with cinnamon or chipped chocolate on top. A few cafes add more milk, so that the consumer gets a bigger drink out of the deal.

Frappe: A big favorite of coffee lovers, particularly in the summer months. Originally a cold espresso, but nowadays it is being prepared putting 1-2 teaspoons of instant coffee with sugar, water as well as ice. The drink is placed in an elongated glass with ice, and milk if you like, turning into a big coffee milkshake.

Now let’s talk about the benefits of coffee. It's considered a medicinal as well as metabolic nutritional means, and is a dynamic drink that you must consider including into your daily routine.

The Benefits:

It's thermogenic; creates heat, stimulates the digestion, and helps strengthen your fat burning fire

Supplies the body with Vitamin B1 as well as Magnesium. Both add to the production of energy in your body

Provides an antioxidant known as chlorogenic acid, which helps increase insulin sensitivity as well as targets free radicals

Prevents iron absorption if drank after a meal

Lets more blood to reach the brain

Provides the antioxidant caffeic, which has defensive qualities against cancers and other illnesses. Been related to lower incidences of breast,

lung, as well as prostate cancer

Improves enzyme pathways in the liver, helping you cleanse estrogen

Increases nitric oxide production which enhances blood vessel health

Provides you a great workout boost improving strength, power, and endurance

Looking at the benefits of drinking coffee, it’s surely a must to include it in your daily routine. So keep having coffee!!!

Author Bio

Ryon writes about coffee shop menu of BaristaLavazza. For any details about any variety of coffee like cappuccino coffee, Caffe Americano etc visit

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