Types of Coffee

Piccolo Latte

What does your coffee order say about you?

Coffee is an important part of my day. In fact, given the caffeine addiction that delivers an intense headache by midday if I haven’t had one, it’s an indispensable part of my day.
Like many people, my most frequent order is the takeaway flat white. There’s nothing pretentious about a flattie – it doesn’t have one of those eye-talian names, for one thing. Solid and dependable, like an old Holden made before they abandon Australia.

Photo: Sarka Babicka
But as I’ve branched into other orders over the years, I’ve discovered that some coffee preferences draw all sorts of implications about you. If you don’t believe me, just try asking a colleague to order you a piccolo latte, and wait for the sniggers.
I’ve ordered just about all of the following over the years, and experienced various harsh judgements each time. So I’ve prepared this extensive guide that explains what else you’re saying when you ask for a coffee.

MATT HOLDEN What exactly is a piccolo latte?

It’s small, perfectly formed, and when served in a Duralex demitasse it looks like a caffe latte that’s been put through the Honey-I-Shrunk-the-Kids machine.
……MATT HOLDEN

 

DOM MAJDANDZICHow to make a perfect Piccolo Latte

Variations of our most cherished coffee beverages have existed for years. Even the humble macchiato is a variation, and an evolution, of the espresso. ……DOM MAJDANDZIC