Worldwide, coffee is the most popular beverage, and in the United Kingdom, we drink nearly fifty-five million cups of it every day. Given its popularity, it comes as no surprise that the range of different coffees available in most coffee shops his enormous and, occasionally bewildering.
However, according to baristas, there are five things you should NEVER order!
1: The Extra Hot Americano
We all know that ‘proper’ coffee should be made with water just off the boil, or you lose some of the aroma and flavour, so why on earth would we want to make it ‘extra hot’? It will take longer to reach a drinkable temperature too!
2: ‘Bone dry’ Cappuccino
Hang on, coffee is a drink, so it kind of has to be wet, right? Well, it turns out that a ‘bone dry’ cappuccino is just a cappuccino with the steamed milk left out. So an espresso with some foam on it. This mightactuallybe okay, but according to the barista, it is a pain to make and ‘not even really a beverage’. Probably not going to be worth the cost really.
3: A Skimmed Soy Latte
The problem with this one is there is no such thing as skimmed soy milk. Since it is naturally already low in fat, there wouldn’t really be much point in making a low-fat version. And as a note of caution, ordering this might mean you end up with a latte made from half skimmed milk and half soy milk – not ideal if you can’t have cow’s milk.
4: An Almond Milk Cappuccino
As deliciously nutty as almond milk is, unfortunately it will just not form a froth like cow’s milk does; it just thickens up a bit. Which means you simply cannot make a proper cappuccino with it.
5: Anything Off The ‘Secret Menu’
The ‘secret menu’ trend works quite well in some restaurants, but really if that ‘secret coffee’ were so good would it not be on the normal menu?