Most popular types of coffee

espresso coffee

There are a lot of different types of coffee out there, and with coffee pods you can get to try all of them.

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the choice, or you’re in need of a bit of inspiration, we’ve listed the most common and popular types of coffee below…


An espresso is a strong black coffee. It is traditionally made by putting steam through dark-roast coffee beans at very high pressure.

Well-brewed espresso’s feature a thick golden-brown foam, or crema, on the top. A good way to test a good crema is to put the sugar in and see if it stays on the surface for a few seconds before sinking.

Espresso is a popular ‘base’ for a variety of different coffee drinks like americano and cappuccino…


Cappuccino has become a very popular coffee drink and can be found at just about any coffee shop in the world!

A cappuccino features espresso along with steamed milk as well as milk froth and is often seen as a luxury. In fact, if it’s made correctly it can even serve as a dessert.


The americano has it’s origins in the Second World War, when American soldiers we’re stationed in Italy and disliked the strong, bitter taste of the local espresso’s being served in coffee houses. To make the drink more palatable to their as-yet untrained tastes, the American’s would double and then dilute their espresso – making a rich and longer-lasting beverage.


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