Spanish for the Coffee Shop

(Español Para el Café)

Here’s a crash course guide to ordering a steaming hot cup of Jo, just how you like it, en español….

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Types of Coffee

Coffee = Café (cafe)

Black Coffee = Café negro (cafe neh-gr-ow), or Café solo (cafe soh-lo) {literally “just coffee”}

Espresso = Esprés (ex-press), or café exprés (cafe ex-press)

Americano = Cafè americano (cafe ah-mer-e-can-o)

Espresso with milk = Café con leche (cafe con lee-ch-ey)

Espresso with a splash of Milk = café cortado (cafe core-ta-doe)

Coffee of the Day = Café del día (cah-fey-deh-el-de-ah) {usually the house drip coffee}

Drip Coffee = Café filtrado (cafe phil-tra-doh)

Cappuccino = Capuchino (cah-poo-chi-no)

Latte  = Cafè latte (cafe la-tay)

Mocha = Cafè mocha (cafe mo-ka)

Decaf Coffee: Cafè descafeinado (Cafe dis-cah-fe-in-ah-do)

Iced Coffee = Café helado (Cafe eh-lah-do)

Iced Latte = Helado latte (eh-lah-do la-tay)

Iced Mocha  = Helado mocha (eh-lah-do mo-ka)

Iced Toffee Latte = Helado cajeta latte (eh-lah-do cah-heh-tah la-tay)

Tea:

Tea= té (teh)

Green tea= té verde (teh beh-er-day)

Iced tea= té helado (teh eh-lah-do)

Chai Latte = Té chai latte (teh ch-aye-lah-te)

Other Beverages:

Sparkling water = Agua con gas (ah-goo-ah con gas) {literally “water with gas”}

Still water: Agua sin gas (ah-goo-ah sin gas) {literally: water without gas}

Juice = Jugo (Hoe-go) In Spain, the word for juice is Zumo and the word Jugo is used to refer to gravy or au jus.

Jugo de naranja = orange juice  (orange = naranja)

Beer = Cerveza (ce-rr-veh-zah)

A Bottle of beer = Una botella de cerveza (oo-nah bo-te-yah de ce-rr-veh-zah)

White Wine  = Vino Blanco (vee-no bl-an-co)

Rosé Wine = Vino Rosado (vee-no roh-sah-do)

Red Wine = Vino Tinto (vee-no tin-toe)

 
 

Placing Your Order:

I would like ______ = me gustaría ______ (meh goo-star-e-ah)

I want ______ = Yo quiero_______ (yo key-er-oo)

Please: Por favor (pour fah-vor)

Thank you = Gracias (grr-ah see-as)

You’re welcome = De nada (means “it’s nothing” or don’t mention it) (dee nah-dah)

I’m sorry = Lo siento (low see-en-toe)

Repeat that please = Repete por favor (reh-pee-tay pour fah-vor)

Excuse me  = Perdon {for if you bump into someone} (pe-er-do-nn)

Excuse me = Permiso (pe-er-me-soo) {literally: “Your Permission”, use this to grab someone’s attention}

Do you want milk? = ¿Quiere leche?= (key-er-ee leh-che)

What size = ¿Qué tamaño? (kay Tah-man-yo)

How much is it? = Cuánto cuesta? (cu-an-toe-cu-es-tah)

Please write down the price = Por favor escribe el precio? (pour fa-vo-rr es-cr-ee-bey)

For here = Por aqui (pour ah-key)

To go = Para llevar (pah-ra yeh-va-ar)

Ingredients & Qualifiers:

Small = Pequeño (peh-ken-yo)

Medium = Mediano (meh-de-an-oo)

Large = Grande (grr-an-dey)

With = Con (kh-on)

Without = Sin (ss-in)

Milk = Leche (leh-che)

Sugar = Azucar (ah-soo-car)

Cream = Crema (cr-eh-mah)

Double =Doble (doh-bl-eh) as in Doble crema for double/two creams

Syrup = Jarabe (hah-rah-bey)

Whipped Cream = Crema batida (crr-eh-mah-bah-te-dah), Nata montada (nah-tah-mon-tah-dah)

Cup = Vaso (vah-soo)

To-go cup = Porta Vaso (po-or-ta-vah-soo)

A plastic cup  = un vaso de plastico (un vah-soo de pll-ass-tea-co)