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Coffee Shop Drinks and Lingo Demystified with Morgan Eckroth, Part 2

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In the second of two episodes, covering common coffee shop drinks and lingo, Kenneth sits down with Morgan Eckroth of Onyx Coffee Lab. She is the 2022 World Barista Runner-Up and the reigning US Barista Champion. Morgan is the most popular coffee expert across all of the big social media platforms. She is the go-to source for all things coffee, so is the ideal person to provide an overview of modern coffee lingo and drinks.

For part two, Kenneth and Morgan focus more on coffees that include a substantial amount of milk in them and touch on some of the cold and iced coffee drinks you can buy, including breve, cappuccino, flat white, latte, cafe au lait, mocha, affogato, flash brew, frappe and cold brew. They also briefly discuss chai and matcha teas as well as what makes a drink 'dirty'.


  • In the US, half and half is used to make breves.
  • In the US, a flat white and a cappuccino are essentially the same, but this may not be the case in other countries.
  • The definitions of drinks are constantly evolving.
  • Mochas are a good way to introduce people to coffee. It was Morgan´s gateway coffee drink.
  • Affogatos are more of a dessert than a drink, but very tasty.
  • Caffe au lait is different from a latte - how is explained in the episode.
  • Cold brew, flash brew, and iced coffees have very different flavor profiles.


‘The traditional way to serve a cappuccino in a lot of countries is to put cocoa powder on top of it. ´

‘Cafe lattes are a wide range of combinations of milk and espresso.’

‘The caffeine content in cold brew versus iced coffee is very different. Cold Brew is one of the most caffeinated drinks that you can order.’


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Coffee 101 is an educational show on all things coffee. The host, Kenneth Thomas, starts with the most basic questions about coffee and builds your knowledge from there. If you love coffee, are curious about coffee, or you’re a business just looking for a resource to train your team, Coffee 101 is without question the show for you! Season 2 is all about coffee's journey from 'Shelf to Sip'.

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