Here's the Skinny
Coffee really knows no season, but winter is a prime time to curl your fingers around a steaming mug at your local coffeehouse, where you can hash over the latest gossip with friends. You might even be able to check your e-mail or relax on a sofa with a newspaper.
Breve: Espresso with half and half.
Cappuccino: Espresso with equal parts steamed and frothed milk.
Espresso: Finely ground beans extracted under pressure with one to two ounces of hot water.
Froth (or foam): Milk foamed by aerating it with hot steam.
Latte: Espresso with milk warmed by steam.
Mocha: Basically, a latte with chocolate, but prepared many ways.
Macchiato: A shot or two of espresso poured into a cup filled with steamed milk and topped off with a small "macchiato" or "mark."
Skinny: Coffee drinks made with skim milk.