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How to Order a Coffee in German
A Cappuccino to go, please!

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Ordering a coffee in German is not a very difficult task. But a very essential one for us caffeine addicts.

In this blog post, we'll show you how to order a coffee in German, and if you like your coffee with milk, we might even have just enough time to cover that too 🥛.

At a very basic level, ordering a coffee at a café in Germany goes something like this:

🧑🏻‍🦱Peter
Hey! Wie kann ich dir weiterhelfen?
👱🏼‍♀️Amina
Ich hätte gerne einen Kaffee, bitte.

... or you might just say:

👱🏼‍♀️Amina
Einen Kaffee, bitte.

Easy peasy, right?

But let's say you want to order a latte in German - what would you say? Or what if you wanted some oat milk, extra sugar or a decaf flat white?

Let's find out!

Basic Coffee Vocabulary

Before we explore some more phrases and expressions, let's start with some useful nouns that deal with coffee and everything about it - things like coffee, milk, foam and sugar:

EnglishGerman
der Kaffeecoffee
die Milchmilk
der Zuckersugar
die Tassecup
der Schaumfoam
der Löffelspoon

Coffee in German is coffeeder Kaffee. The German word for milk is milkdie Milch. So if you wanted to say "A coffee with milk, please", you would just say:

Einen Kaffee mit Milch, bitte.

A coffee with milk, please.

Espressos, Lattes & Cappuccinos

But what about espressos, cappuccinos and lattes? Let's have a look at those ones next!

EnglishGerman
der Filterkaffeefilter coffee
der Espressoespresso
der Milchkaffeecafé au lait
der Cappuccinocappuccino
die Lattelatte
der Flat Whiteflat white
der Americanoamericano

How to Order a Coffee in German

A Coffee to Go, Please

A a Coffee With Milk, Please

🧑🏻‍🦱Peter
Willkommen in unserem Café. Wie kann ich dir weiterhelfen?
👱🏼‍♀️Amina
Ich hätte gerne einen Kaffee mit Milch, bitte.

Could I have some sugar?

👱🏼‍♀️Amina
Entschuldigung? Könnte ich auch noch etwas Zucker haben? Vielen Dank!
🧑🏻‍🦱Peter
Aber natürlich! Bittesehr.

Lattes, Cappucinos & Espressos

👱🏼‍♀️Amina
Ich hätte gerne eine Espresso und für meine Freundin einen Cappuccino, bitte.
🧑🏻‍🦱Peter