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Watch: A Handy Visual Guide to Coffee and Espresso Drinks

What the heck is siphon coffee anyway?

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Unless you're a serious coffee nerd, it can be difficult to stay on top of all the latest trends in caffeinated beverages, and what exactly they entail: Everyone knows cappuccinos, espresso shots, and lattes, but what about flat whites? Pourover? Chemex? V60? Navigating the menu at your local third-wave cafe can be awfully complicated, especially when you're in need of a caffeine fix.

Thankfully, this fun little video — intended to promote a recent coffee festival in Ukraine — offers a handy look at how these drinks (and a few others) are made, from brewing a cup with the popular Aeropress device to shaking up a boozy Irish coffee. It's certainly more interesting than watching the baristas at your local Starbucks pump bottles of sugary flavored syrups into plastic cups and blend up a never-ending cavalcade of Frappuccinos. (Not that we're judging. Go ahead, spill the beans on your secret Starbucks order.)

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