Italian Coffees Explained | How to Order Italian Coffee Like An Italian

Italian Coffees Explained | How to Order Italian Coffee Like An Italian

If you’re looking for a little caffeine kick in London, Goloso Deli in London has just the ticket. But if you don’t know which coffee to choose from our extensive hot drinks menu, this blog post will help you understand the difference between the most common Italian coffees – from cappuccinos to cortados and everything in between. Soon you’ll be ordering coffee like a pro! 

All Goloso Italian Coffee Types Explained

We will define the different coffee varieties available at Goloso deli in London. You can view our full menu to see all the coffees we have on offer and the other hot and cold drinks. The Goloso menu also includes some scrumptious smoothies, juices, and food options such as focaccia and paninis, so it’s worth taking a look at if you are on the hunt for some delicious Italian drinks and food options in the capital. 


Let’s start this list with arguably the best Italian coffee, the cappuccino. As one of the most famous Italian coffees, it’s a firm favourite outside of Italy as it’s strong yet milky, and the microfoam on top makes it an excellent choice for a morning drink. Cappuccinos are made from espresso, steamed milk, and a bit of microfoam. 

The drink was invented in Italy around the same time coffee became popular in the country. However, you don’t catch an Italian person drinking this strong Italian coffee after 11 am as it is strictly a morning drink in Italy. 


A mocha is a coffee drink made with espresso, hot chocolate powder and warm milk. It is a hybrid between a latte and a hot chocolate. They are delicious on a chilly winter’s day or if you can’t decide between something chocolatey and a coffee. 


Lattes are the most popular espresso-based drink in the world and are made with steamed milk and espresso. 

However, they are more milk-to-coffee ratio than flat white. Therefore, this is a great choice if you are looking for one of the less strong coffee drinks or if you are cold and looking for a larger drink to nurse while you heat up in our coffee shop during the winter. 

Flat White

Another excellent coffee choice if you enjoy strong coffee is flat white. This drink is a shot (or shots) of espresso with a little steamed milk. Compared to the latte, there is a higher coffee-to-milk ratio. 
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Although Goloso is an Italian deli, we offer the cortado, which is a small Spanish coffee drink that’s made by pouring hot water over a shot of espresso and then served in a small cup. It’s strong, but not as strong as espresso on its own. Many people also choose to have their cortado with steamed milk on top, like a strong cappuccino with a very high coffee-to-milk ratio.


This drink is not just a cool name. The macchiato is a shot or two of espresso coffee, which is then topped with just a tiny dash of milk. 

As it is mainly made of espresso, it is a very strong coffee, and many Italians enjoy this as their first drink in the morning. This drink comes in single or double form, so you can choose the option that suits your caffeine preference. 


The humble Americano is a shot of espresso topped with steaming hot water. Some people also like to add a little hot or cold milk. It is popular with people who like the taste of coffee yet don’t want the strength of espresso on its own. 

Iced Americano

In warmer months, you may also prefer to go for an Iced Americano, a coffee drink made with espresso, cold water and lots of ice. You can also add a dash of cold milk if you prefer to take the edge off the coffee. 

Freddo Cappuccino

With perhaps the best name on the Goloso coffee menu, the Caffe Freddo is a good choice when it’s a little warmer outside. And a Freddo Cappuccino is an excellent choice if you want to try something different that not every Italian coffee shop offers. 

However, it’s better for the warmer months as it is made of espresso, milk, and ice. You can think of this Italian style coffee as a cold foam cappuccino. 

Freddo Espresso

You can also get the Caffe Freddo as a Freddo espresso which is espresso coffee in ice/chilled topped with cold foam. You can also get this coffee with a sweetener such as sugar or caramel syrup.

Other Hot Drinks and Add Ons at Goloso 

And the list doesn’t stop here! At Goloso’s shop for Italian coffee in Soho, we also offer a selection of warming teas, hot chocolate, and white hot chocolate alongside our Italian espresso drinks menu. 

Plus, you can customise your order by adding whipped cream or sweet syrup. Usually, we have caramel, vanilla, and hazelnut so that you can create hazelnut hot chocolates and vanilla lattes. 

And you may fancy opting for a vegan and dairy-free milk alternative. In that case, we can offer oat, soya, almond, or coconut milk so anyone can enjoy the milky Italian coffee at Goloso, no matter their dietary needs. 

See You For Your Caffeine Fix Soon!

Now you know all about the different types of Italian coffee and where to find the best Italian coffee in London at Goloso Deli. At Goloso, we use only the best Italian coffee beans to make each of our coffee-based drinks and use our passion for creating the best hot beverages to ensure you are happy with your coffee every time. 

To learn more about the coffee we serve, check out our food and drinks menu on the Goloso website.

Published On: December 22, 20225 min readCategories: Uncategorized0 Comments

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