Lezione del 30 luglio 2017
Vocabolario e Cultura del caffè
caffè: coffee (= espresso)
Espresso: (expressed) concentrated. Usually 1.5 ounces
Caffellatte: mostly milk with espresso. Common at breakfast in home
Cappuccino (cappuccio in Lombardy): steamed, frothy milk with espresso
Macchiato: espresso with a bit of milk/froth
Marocchino: espresso with milk and chocolate
Ristretto: (restricted) concentrated, dense espresso…less than an ounce.
Lungo: (long) more diluted, machine left on longer
Corretto: (corrected) espresso with brandy or grappa
Caffettiera: stovetop espresso maker
Macchinetta: pump operated espresso maker, like in a bar. Dense “crema” on espresso.
Mi farebbe un bel caffè? : Would you make me a nice coffee?
Offro io! : it’s on me!
Remember: order what you want, but Italians don’t drink cappuccino after about10:30 am.
Bar: price higher if you sit. In most bars, if you order at bar, don’t then go sit.
Busy bars, pay first at cashier and take receipt to barista.