What Is The Difference Between Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, And Mocha As Opposed To Regular Coffee?

Q: What is the difference between Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, and Mocha as opposed to regular coffee? Can someone explain what these drinks are... in simple, non-familiar with coffee person terms.

A: Good question. First, coffee is brewed differently then Espresso and etc. Typical coffee is drip brewed. Back in the olden days, it was percolated (or boiled)... yuck! There is also French pressed; which is very good. So, you have Espresso which very hot water is forced through the grounds. Espresso actually doesn't have as much caffeine as regular coffee (a common misconception). Cappuccino has a "Cap" or dollop of foam from steamed milk on top of the Espresso. Latte is steamed milk added to the Espresso with a hint of foam on top. Mocha is the Latte with an addition of melted chocolate mix in. Espresso- stronger Cappuccino- not as strog as an Espresso, but still strong Mocha- not strong but kinda of sweet coffee- not as sweet or strong as the others but cheaperEspresso is a very strong drink and the cup for it is like the size of a shot glass. Cappuccino has steamed milk on the top of cream or flavored coffee usually. Latte is a sweeter coffee drink with milk in it. Mocha is dark flavored coffee usually with chocolate (no milk). Start with Wikipedia. The link below discusses Mocha, for example. Use Wikipedia on a "trust but verify" basis for anything you really intent to spend money on.