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!
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:
Coffee in German is der Kaffee. The German word for milk is die Milch. So if you wanted to say "A coffee with milk, please", you would just say:
Espressos, Lattes & Cappuccinos
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|
How to Order a Coffee in German
A Coffee to Go, Please
A a Coffee With Milk, Please
Could I have some sugar?
Lattes, Cappucinos & Espressos
Guten Tag! (Hello!)
Kann ich Ihnen helfen? (Can I help you?)
Ich möchte gerne… (I would like to…)
Ich hätte gerne… (I would like to have…)
Haben Sie…? (Do you have…?)
Wie viel kostet das? (How much is this?)
Können Sie das bitte nochmal wiederholen? (Can you please repeat that?)
Wo ist die Toilette? (Where is the restroom?)
Ich möchte einen Kaffee, bitte. (I would like a coffee, please.)
Kaffee mit Milch und Zucker? (Coffee with milk and sugar?)
Ein Kaffee mit Sahne, bitte. (A coffee with cream, please.)
Wie viel kostet ein Kaffee? (How much does a coffee cost?)
Ein Kaffee ohne Zucker, bitte. (A coffee without sugar, please.)
Kann ich einen Kaffee-to-go haben? (Can I have a coffee to go?)
Gibt es Kaffee-Spezialitäten? (Are there any coffee specialties?)
Ich hätte gerne einen doppelten Espresso. (I would like a double espresso.)