Top 9 most popular coffee drinks

What’s the most popular coffee drink? 
It’s hard to say, but some clear favorites come up among consumers repeatedly. 

Let’s have a look:

1) Espresso

Espresso is a shot of coffee made from strongly brewed coffee and small, dense, round cups. It’s stronger than regular coffee and provides a shorter but more concentrated burst of energy. To add even more energy to your day, you can also ask for an extra shot of espresso in your latte or cappuccino! Espresso hits that caffeine sweet spot, whether it’s after dinner or as an afternoon pick-me-up at work. 

Be careful, though – if you like your espressos strong, drinking too much can have unwanted effects on your stomach. Here’s how to make espresso at home

2) Cappuccino

Cappuccino is one of the most popular coffee drinks. This drink was created in 1971 by Luigi Bezzera and was an instant hit. It has a signature foamy top, which adds to its popularity. Cappuccino contains espresso, steamed milk, and thick foam on top. The drink also tastes creamy, and it has a slightly bitter taste with a light sweetness. Some of you might want to garnish your cappuccino with chocolate powder or cinnamon powder, while others prefer to have chocolate shavings on top of it. 

3) Latte

Starbucks claims that lattes are their most popular coffee drink. Maybe it’s because of their stunning presentation and Italian flavor. Lattes are available in many different flavors. There’s something here for everyone, from pumpkin spice lattes to salted caramel macchiatos!

4) Mocha

The mocha is essentially Turkish coffee combined with chocolate. The result is delicious and addictive – mochas are smooth, creamy, and contain just enough chocolate to make you want another one. If you like sweet drinks, you’ll love a mocha. If you prefer something with a little more kick, add some espresso to your order. You can also ask for whipped cream or caramel on top! Mochas are available hot or iced. A medium hot mocha contains 200 calories and 7 grams of fat. An iced drink has 210 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving.

5) Americano

This popular coffee drink is simply espresso and hot water. Americanos are typically served in a tall glass or mug and are relatively strong, so they pack a caffeine punch to match their robust flavor. There’s nothing wrong with a good cup of black coffee, but sometimes you want a touch of milk or cream to cut through all that bitterness—that’s where an Americano comes in. Bonus points if it’s made at home! 

6) Macchiato

The macchiato, an espresso-based coffee drink, is a cross between a traditional cappuccino and a shot of espresso. This delicious Italian drink has been gaining popularity throughout Europe for decades. It is usually made with finely ground dark roasted espresso beans and milk that has been steamed until foamy. Sometimes it’s topped with frothed milk to add some creaminess. The macchiato is typically served in an 8-ounce cup, while cappuccinos are traditionally served in 12-ounce cups. Its relatively small size makes it easy to pair with your favorite pastry or other breakfast foods, making it an excellent mid-morning or afternoon snack!

7) Espresso Macchiato

This short, straight-to-the-point drink is made with a double shot of espresso and steamed milk. The espresso serves as an undercurrent to an intensely rich layer of foam. If you like it topped with whipped cream, it’s a Cappuccino Macchiato!

8) Café au lait

Café au lait is essentially a coffee latte served in a hot milk and foam cup. Café au lait translates to coffee with milk in French, which accurately describes its components: 2 ounces of espresso (1/2 cup) topped with 2 ounces (1/4 cup) steamed milk and foamed milk, like a cappuccino. Most cafes charge about twice as much for a café au lait as for an Americano or a caffe latte because it is regarded as a premium beverage. Café au lait is popular among coffee lovers who prefer milky-flavored coffee drinks over syrupy-sweet ones.

9) Flat white

While you may be more familiar with a latte or cappuccino, there’s a growing trend of brewing coffee for more extended periods—sometimes up to 15 minutes—resulting in a larger volume and richer flavor. It’s so popular that flat whites have replaced lattes as the standard go-to coffee order in certain parts of Australia. Of course, what you drink is entirely subjective, but considering flat whites are brewed and require less equipment than lattes (you don’t need to steam milk), they could also save you time. And if variety is your thing, try adding an extra shot of espresso for a larger caffeine hit.


Americans have a love affair with espresso, which makes up about 60 percent of American coffee consumption. In contrast, other regions prefer their cup of Joe in drip or percolated form. You should explore all these types, and you will surely find one that meets your lifestyle and needs.