Australian vs US Coffee Terms Comparison

This took me a while to figure out when I first moved to Australia. I still remember the look on the barista’s face when I tried to order an Americano, and then the absolute puzzlement over what the hell a flat white vs a long black was.

I hope this helps other visitors to Australia from the US order a decent cup of coffee!

Description Australian Name US Name
A shot of espresso. Short Black Expresso
A shot of espresso mixed with hot water. Long Black Americano
A shot of espresso topped with milk froth. Macchiato
A cup of hot milk with a shot of expresso poured in. Macchiato
A shot of espresso with steamed milk. Flat White Latte No Foam
A shot of espresso with steamed milk and a little milk froth. Latte Latte
A shot of espresso with steamed milk, milk froth, and cocoa powder. Mocha Mocha
A shot of espresso with half steamed milk, half milk froth. Cappuccino Cappuccino
A shot of espresso with cold milk and ice cream. Iced Coffee
A cup of drip coffee over ice. Iced Coffee
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