You have made it to Europe, you stumble out of bed jet lagged and all you can think about is a good strong cup of coffee. But how do you order something you will actually enjoy drinking? Here is a guide to the different types of coffee you can find on menus in Portugal, Germany, France and The Netherlands.
Café – Espresso
Carioca de Café – Weak espresso
Café Pingado – Espresso with a few drops of milk, similar to a macchiato but without foamed milk.
Galão – Latte
Garoto – Short espresso, topped with milk.
Abatanado – Espresso with hot water, similar to an Americano.
Café com Cheirinho – espresso with brandy
Café com Gelo – Espresso with ice. Normally served with a cup of ice on the side, and you pour the espresso over the ice yourself.
Descafeinado – decaf
Schwarzkaffee/Americano – black coffee
Milchkaffee – coffee with milk
Latte Macchiato – hot milk, espresso and foam
Entkoffeiniert – decaf
Café – espresso
Un double café – double shot of espresso
Noisette – espresso with a few drops of milk or cream, similar to an Italian macchiato
Café Americain – filtered coffee
Café Crème – cappuccino
Un Dèca – decaf espresso
Een espresso – espresso
Een dubbele espresso -double shot
Koffie verkeerd – latte
Cappuccino – this one is easy!
Cafeïnevrij – decaf
If you want coffee with milk on the side order it like this: Koffie met een kuipje melk.
I hope this guide helps you stay caffeinated in Europe, but don’t be afraid to try out something different off the menu.