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:
... or you might just say:
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!
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:
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.
But what about espressos, cappuccinos and lattes? Let's have a look at those ones next!
|der Filterkaffee||filter coffee|
|der Milchkaffee||café au lait|
|der Flat White||flat white|