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Coffee: The Drug We All Need

Coffee: The Drug We All Need

“Coffee-coffee-coffee” as Lorelai Gilmore once said. It is the strength we all need to survive the day. It keeps us awake, aware, and alive (though the latter can be debated). Coffee, strong and decadent, comes in many forms. Iced or hot, made of water or milk, and infused with a variety of flavors, there are just too many options to choose from. To break it down for you, we’ll grind down the details about each type of drink so that you can enjoy your daily caffeinated beverage. 

Starting with an Americano, this drink is based on one shot of espresso and 3 ounces of water. A healthy choice for those who like not-so-strong coffee and are not a fan of dairy. 


Its alter ego is a long black where the espresso is two shots and poured over the water instead of before. Long Black

A popular drink many order at Starbucks or Dunkin’ is a macchiato. This is an espresso with steamed milk on top. Add some flavor and that gets you the ever-so-famous, caramel macchiato that is delicious iced.


Other cafe shop orders include a flat white which consists of one shot of espresso and four ounces of steamed milk. This is a pretty strong drink.

Flat White

There’s also a latte which is espresso with eight ounces of steamed milk and some foam which is great for those who prefer milk to coffee.

Cafe Latte

And if you love chocolate, a mocha would be your choice as it’s an espresso with steamed milk, foam, chocolate flavor, and whipped cream. 


There are drinks that you would typically find at restaurants but can also have at your typical coffee shop. A cappuccino is one, with espresso, steamed milk, and foamed milk. This is a creamy drink so it is very enjoyable. 


In addition to this, is the affogato (a favorite for many). Pour your espresso over vanilla icecream and boom your done! This is a delicious way to make some homemade coffee icecream. A great dessert after dinner. 


Lastly, the best drink is an iced coffee. This is just regular coffee with ice, flavor syrups of your choice, any milk of your choice, and that’s it! This is a great drink to get in the morning with your breakfast. To make it even stronger, you can try a cold brew which is coffee steeped at a cold temperature which makes sure to get out all of the flavor – a tasty try if you ask me!

Iced Coffee

By viewing these coffee options, you can see that there is a coffee for every kind of person. If you like it sweet, strong, more milky, or watery, you can customize it to your liking. Coffee enhances your ability to digest food better, boosts your mood, and can be proven to increase the longevity of your life, so to quote Ms. Gilmore again “Everyday is a coffee morning” and for you it should be too. Make sure to invest in a rewards app for Starbucks, Dunkin’, or whatever other place you plan on getting your coffee from so not only you but your financials can be benefited too!

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Ava Massucco
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Hi! My name is Ava and I am in charge of the Entertainment section of the McMahon Archive. I tend to write articles about food, movies, and other pop-culture things! I'm also a part of various clubs such as Twilight Club (re-branding as Pop-Culture Club), Italian Club, Coding Club, and Key Club.  I do enjoy reading a good book as well as working on my garden. If you ever need a recipe, a book recommendation, or help with anything, I'll always be available to help!

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