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Different types of coffee drinks explained

Coffee plays a big part of our everyday lives. It is no wonder that apart from being enjoyable to drink, there are a range of wonderful recipes to choose from where you can also get your coffee fix. The different types of coffee drinks explained below.

This guide, has a comprehensive list of different types of coffee drinks you can enjoy at your favorite café or whip up in the comfort of your own home. Not only does it cover various coffee types, but it also provides instructions on how to prepare and serve each one.

Whether you’re a fan of robust espresso concoctions, flavourful brewed varieties, or crave both hot and iced options, you’re bound to find a new favourite among the extensive selection of coffee delights.

In order to simplify the list they have divided the different types into five categories:

  • Black coffee drinks
  • White coffee styles
  • Iced coffee drinks
  • Cold coffee types and
  • Alcoholic types of coffee.

Included in this list is the “Magic” created in Melbourne, the Magic is a uniquely Australian coffee drink made for coffee lovers.


Essentially a double flat white with less milk, it is less milky than a latte but more milky than a macchiato.

To make a magic, pull 2 ristretto shots into a small ceramic cup, top with textured milk. If using a standard flat white cup, fill to 3/4 full. If using a smaller tulip 150 ml cup, fill to the top.

Ingredients: 2 shots of ristretto, steamed milk, 1/2 cm foam
Served in: 150 ml ceramic cup


different types of coffee drinks explained
different types of coffee drinks explained

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