10 Under-Ordered Coffee Drinks
Some of these coffee drinks are on secret menus that aren’t well advertised. Others are customer creations made on special order. A few are long-lost favorites that only true coffee aficionados know. Here are 10 under-ordered coffee drinks.
Vietnamese Iced Coffee
This drink is really an indulgence, but was actually invented during hard times in Vietnam. During the French occupation of Vietnam, fresh milk was hard to come by, so the Vietnamese would mix condensed milk with coffee and ice.
Hot Nutella or Nutella Latte
Nutella lovers, don’t miss this drink. Most coffee shops will make it for you if you ask, and it will be some combination of hazelnut and caramel syrup, with café au lait (coffee with milk).
This is a popular drink in Australia and New Zealand and it’s either a regular-sized cappuccino or small latte without the cocoa powder, giving it a slightly bolder flavor, and lower sugar content.
Need to seriously wake up after a long night of partying? Next time you’re in Italy, order this drink made with espresso, grappa and either sambuca or brandy. You’ll be buzzing in all kinds of ways.
A common drink in Spain and South American countries, the cortado is like a miniature latte. It’s equal parts espresso and steamed milk with the espresso on the bottom.
The Red Eye
Want all the warmth and liquid of a full cup of coffee with the punch of an espresso? The Red Eye is just that. It’s like an Americano, but better. One shot of espresso is mixed with brewed coffee to keep you awake for hours.
The Black and White Mocha
You’ve heard of a black-and-white milkshake: half vanilla shake and half chocolate shake. If you’re indecisive about your mocha, you can order the black and white mocha –half white chocolate and half regular mocha.
If you’re looking for a romantic way to get caffeinated when serving your significant other breakfast in bed, break out the yuangyang. The name is the Mandarin word for ducks, and it’s called the yuangyang because the male and female duck look very different, just like the elements in this drink — coffee and milk tea.
The affogato is the perfect sweet treat to cleanse the palate and wake you up after a big dinner. A shot of espresso or two is poured over a scoop of vanilla ice cream or gelato, which is topped with coffee liqueur.
The popular frappucino was born out of this old-time drink: foam-covered iced coffee. Eventually, someone tossed the whole thing into a blender. But if you like to dunk your straw down low for bolder flavors of coffee and pull it up for sweet foam at your leisure, you’ll love this drink.
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