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How to order coffee at the coffee shop?

In this spoken English lesson you will learn how to order a coffee in English. The most common meeting point for students, friends, business meetings and social gatherings is a coffee shop. If you love coffee as much as I do then probably you look forward to ordering your coffee every morning. In this English Speaking lesson you will learn different English phrases to order your coffee.


1)The first thing that you need to mention when you order for your coffee is the size of the cup you want.

The different terms used to order the size of the coffee cup are:

Small / Medium / Large

At certain coffee shops the terms used for the cup size are Tall / Grande / Venti

2) Types of coffee

Espresso – Coffee with no milk. It is brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans.

Latte – Coffee with steamed milk.

Cappuccino – Popular coffee with steamed milk and milf froth

Frappuccino – Cold coffee with milk and ice

Mochaccino – cappuccino coffee containing chocolate syrup or chocolate flavoring.

3) Type of milk

When ordering for your coffee you can also mention the type of milk you would like to have

Low fat milk – also called as skimmed milk which contain only 2% of fat.

Whole milk – Milk from which no fat is removed

Organic – Milk that comes from the organic dairy farms

Soy milk – Plant milk which is produced from soaking the dry soybeans and grinding them in water.

4) Flavors and Toppings

If you would like to add some flavoring to your coffee you can mention it that too. Different types of topping and flavors are :-

  • Chocolate
  • Caramel
  • Hazelnut
  • Vanilla
  • Whipped cream
  • Scoop of ice cream

Use these phrase above and enjoy your cup of coffee 🙂


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