Hi, I'm Lokesh Dhakar.

I build web apps at Getaround in San Francisco SF.
I created Lightbox and Color Thief.

Coffee Drinks Illustrated

Side-by-side diagrams of a few common espresso drinks

I’m new to the world of fancy coffee drinks. With the vast number of ordering options and new words with accented characters to pronounce the coffee shop ordering experience can be intimidating. I’ve created a few small illustrations to help myself and others wrap their head around some of the small differences.

About espresso

Espresso is prepared by forcing pressurized steam through finely ground dark-roast coffee beans. Think of it is strong, concentrated coffee. You can add extra ‘shots’ of espresso to make your drink stronger.



Espresso Macchiatio

Espresso Macchiato
ess-press-oh mock-e-ah-toe

Espresso Con Panna

Espresso con Panna
ess-press-oh kon pawn-nah

Caffe Latte diagram

Caffé Latte
caf-ay lah-tey

Flat White diagram

Flat White

Caffe Breve diagram

Cafe Breve
caf-ay brev-ay

Cappuccino diagram


Caffe Mocha diagram

Caffé Mocha
caf-ay moh-kuh

Americano diagram


About the Diagrams

I gathered most of my information from Wikipedia and tidbits from other online sources. Know that drinks might be prepared a bit differently coffee shop to coffee shop, and especially country to country.