Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and with good reason. It’s delicious, versatile, and energizing. Whether you like it black or prefer it with a splash of cream, there is something for everyone. But did you know that there are different types of coffee? Each type has its own unique flavor profile and brewing method. Read on to learn about the four main types of coffee so that you can find your perfect cup!


Espresso is one of the most popular types of coffee because it’s so versatile. You can make lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, and more from espresso shots. When brewed correctly, espresso has a thick crema (foam) on top and a concentrated flavor. To make espresso at home, you will need an espresso machine or pod machine such as TASSIMO which uses special pods designed for espresso shots.


Cappuccinos are made with equal parts espresso, steamed milk, and foam on top. This type of coffee drink has become popular all over the world due to its creamy texture and strong flavor profile. Cappuccino is traditionally served in a ceramic cup with cocoa powder sprinkled on top for extra sweetness and flavor. 


Lattes are similar to cappuccinos in that they are both composed of espresso, steamed milk, and foam on top; however, lattes usually contain more steamed milk than foam compared to cappuccinos. Lattes can also be flavored with syrups or spices like cinnamon or nutmeg for added sweetness and flavor complexity. 


An Americano is essentially an espresso diluted with hot water. This type of coffee drink is popular among those who prefer a milder flavor profile than traditional espresso but still want the same amount of caffeine found in an espresso shot. Americanos can be topped off with cream or sugar if desired for extra sweetness or richness in flavor.  

Arabica Coffee

Arabica beans are known for their intense aroma and delicate taste. They are usually grown at higher altitudes and have a medium acidity level compared to other varieties. This makes them ideal for drinking black without any additional flavoring or milk. Arabica beans are usually used in specialty drinks such as cold brew and pour overs because they bring out subtle flavors that wouldn’t be present with other varieties.

Robusta Coffee

Robusta beans are known for their intense flavor and bitter aftertaste. They contain more caffeine than Arabica beans which makes them ideal for people who need an extra boost in the morning or afternoon. The strong flavor also makes them great for making mochas or lattes when combined with milk and sweetener. Robusta beans are usually cheaper than Arabica beans because they require less care during the growing process which makes them easier to cultivate on a large scale.

Decaffeinated Coffee

Decaf coffee is made from either Arabica or Robusta beans but has had most of its caffeine removed through a chemical-free process known as water-processing or Swiss Water Process (SWP). Decaf coffee still contains trace amounts of caffeine but not enough to give you an energy boost like regular coffee would. It’s perfect if you don’t want any added stimulants but still want to enjoy a cup of joe – decaf coffees still have all the same flavor notes as regular coffee without the jitters!

Now that you know more about the different types of coffee, you can find your perfect cup! Whether it’s an espresso shot in the morning before work or decaf after dinner to wind down – there’s something for everyone! With TASSIMO’s range of machines and capsules, it couldn’t be easier to enjoy delicious coffees from around the world right at home – no barista needed! So why not give it a try today? You won’t regret it!