Episode 15: Coffee Talk - What you Need to Know at the Cafe


 In today’s episode we’ll teach you everything you need to know about a cup of joe (coffee) and the perfect English cuppa (cup of tea). We talk about drinks we like, ones we don’t, and common language you will hear and need in your local coffee shop. After this episode you will feel more confident ordering in an English speaking country, and you'll be more knowledgeable about this popular drink!

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Podcast Notes:

For more learning, including the full vocabulary list and definitions (from below), a more complete language focus explanation, and idiom example sentences, download this week's episode guide.

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Vocabulary Sample:

cup of joe: 

the buzz (from the coffee):

a steal of a deal: 



Language Focus: Important Vocabulary and Language you NEED in the Coffee Shop

Questions you will be asked by the barista (coffee maker):

How do you take your coffee?  

Do you need room for…. (cream/milk)? 

What can I get you? 

Types of Coffee you can order:

learn more about the drink definitions, making each, and see a helpful infographic in the episode guide

espresso (single, double, or triple): 




pour over coffee:


flat white: 


Other helpful language:


cream alternatives: 

weak/strong coffee:


iced coffee:


download the episode guide for more information, definitions, and examples using this cafe/coffee shop language! 

Idioms and Expressions

to be all about (something): to be very into (to like) something a lot

right off the bat: immediately

to spruce something up: to make something more fancy, better, more attractive, etc..

religiously: all of the time, regularly

to go cold turkey: to quit something immediately/entirely without decreasing it in small amounts

to be booming: to be very popular, happening a lot

to be out and about: exploring the city, being outside of the home


Let’s Connect!

We want to hear from you!

Tell us about the types of coffee you enjoy drinking, and about coffee culture in your city/country?

Additionally you can answer the following questions:

Do you often go to coffee shops? Do you make coffee at home? How do you take your coffee?

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