Americano coffees are a diluted version of the famous espresso. It is made by adding one shot of espresso to a cup of hot water.
Many espresso-based drinks use milk, but not the café Americano – or simply 'Americano'. The drink also uses espresso but is infused with hot water instead of milk.
A cappuccino is not exceedingly strong. It is actually quite similar to the latte, but it holds less milk. A cappuccino usually contains two espresso shots, steamed milk, and foamed milk on top.
Immersion coffee is made by dipping the grounds into boiling water where they steep for some time, thus enriching the taste. French press coffee is one of the most popular variants of immersion coffee.
So here is the biggest secret. Iced coffee is prepared by… of course, mixing ice with coffee, you silly!
When you hear “frappe” your mind may lean more towards the McDonald’s frappes, whose appearance may more closely resemble a dessert rather than a coffee. However, despite the fact that the word is of French origin, the frappe coffee beverage actually originates from Greece.
Some bags of beans or pre-ground coffee offer a very rough guide to how much caffeine they're packing, but most don't. Starbucks co-founder Jerry Baldwin explains in a blog post the myths and realities of caffeine levels.
Turn off the machine as soon as the coffee is done brewing (it will stop bubbling) to avoid a burnt taste.
Scoops, measuring spoons, and eyeballing it are usually good enough to brew a passable cup of coffee, but for a reliable and repeatable cup, knowing a coffee's precise weight is best.