How Well Do You Know Your Coffee?

It might as well be common knowledge to start your day with an espresso and enjoy mocha for late evenings. We know that everyone has their favorite brew and their own preferred style of preparing a coffee. With McDonald’s McCafé, we have carefully picked a collection of McDonald’s coffee, for a variety of moods and at all times of the day.

Did you know, however, that there is more to the distinct flavor and aroma of your favorite coffee? Firstly, not only are there numerous different varieties of coffee beans, but there are multiple ways of brewing coffee and even more to prepare it. Now, time for some trivia to fill up on your coffee knowledge and prepare you well for your next coffee crusade.

Espresso: The most basic and essential, an espresso serves as the base to various other coffee preparations, and is also one of McDonald’s coffee cult classics. The term is of Italian origin, meaning ‘pressed-out’ or ‘quick’. In the United States of America, the spelling changes slightly to ‘expresso’ or express coffee. On adding hot water to a concentrated shot of espresso, it becomes an Americano, or what is commonly called black coffee. Add some ice to it and serve it cold for McCafé Iced Americano. That was quick and easy, wasn’t it? The McCafé Iced Americano is especially beloved among traditional coffee enthusiasts.

Cappuccino: A shot of espresso, textured milk, and foam makes a pleasant cup of cappuccino. ‘Kapuziner’, an 18th century German/Austrian coffee drink is the inspiration behind this preparation. A relatively closer reference to the present name, however, comes from ‘capuchin’, which was a term to signify red-brown color in 17th century Europe.

Café Latte: Italy gave us pasta, pizza, wine, and Café Latte. ‘Latte’ means milk in Italian, so Café Latte becomes milk poured over coffee.  William Dean Howells first used this term in his 1867 essay “Italian Journeys.” Mostly consumed with breakfast, Café Latte also has regional variations, like Café au lait of France and wet cappuccinos in America.

Mocha: Looking for a drink to make you feel warm and fuzzy? Café Mocha is your answer! A generous dash of cocoa powder or rich chocolate syrup, with a shot of espresso and hot milk, will make you swoon!  As it happens, Mocha is a namesake of a port city in Yemen, famous for its lush marketplaces trading primarily in coffee beans.

Frappe: Facing the wrath of an angry special someone? Bring them a Frappe and get them to chill down. A drink of Greek origins with a French name, Frappes are the best to beat the heat. Regular black coffee, with cold milk, and ice will certainly refresh you in an instant.

At McCafé, every barista understands how a perfect cup of coffee can influence and uplift your mood. The 100% Arabica beans, expertly roasted, add to the fine quality of coffee that you sip on at McDonald’s. With us, you can take the first step in your coffee journey or simply ask the barista for the special! You can also get your caffeine fix home-delivered from the McDelivery app or McDelivery website. The McDonald’s app is always buzzing with awesome offers and deals for you to avail.

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