Bruvi Coffee Glossary

Mackenzie Cantor • June 26, 2023 • 3 min read

Bruvi Coffee Glossary


Use our coffee glossary to master some of the most common coffee terms.

Americano Coffee

A type of coffee made by adding hot water to a shot of espresso, resulting in a milder coffee flavor for coffee drinkers who prefer not to drink a straight espresso shot.


A specific type of coffee pod that is designed to be used with Bruvi’s single-serve brewer.


A coffee beverage made with equal parts espresso, steamed milk, and frothed milk. The milk foam sits on top of the steamed milk, creating a layer of froth that adds texture and flavor.

Coffee Pod

A single-use container that contains pre-ground coffee and is compatible with a single-serve coffee brewer.

Coffee Sustainability

A movement focusing on socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable coffee practices throughout the coffee supply chain, from the farmers who grow the coffee beans to the consumers who drink the coffee.

Coffee Varietals

Different varieties of coffee plants that produce unique and distinct flavors in the coffee beans, such as Arabica, Robusta, Bourbon, and Typica. Each varietal has its own profile, aroma, acidity, and body.

Cold Brew Coffee

A coffee brewing method where coffee grounds are steeped in cold or room temperature water for approximately 12-24 hours. Served over ice, the result is a smooth, low-acid coffee concentrate.

Craft Coffee

Small-batch coffee that is made using the highest quality ingredients and has been carefully roasted and prepared by skilled and passionate coffee professionals.

Drip Coffee

A coffee brewing method where hot water is poured over a bed of ground coffee beans. Drip coffee gets its name by dripping through a filter into a carafe or mug.


A strong, concentrated coffee beverage that is made by forcing hot water through finely ground coffee beans using high pressure. It’s served in strong shots of small amounts.

French Press

A coffee brewing method where coarsely ground coffee beans are steeped in hot water in a cylindrical glass or stainless steel container, and then separated from the water using a metal mesh plunger.

Iced Coffee

A coffee beverage served cold that is made by brewing hot coffee and then chilling it, often with ice.

Infused Coffee

A type of coffee that has been flavored with additional ingredients. Infused coffee can be made using a French press, drip coffee maker, or any other brewing method.


A coffee beverage made with a shot of espresso and steamed milk, often topped with a layer of frothed milk. The word "latte" comes from the Italian caffè latte, which means "milk coffee.”

Low Acid Coffee

A coffee variety that is processed to remove some of the acid compounds, making it easier on the digestive system for people who are sensitive to acidic foods and beverages.


A coffee beverage made with a shot of espresso and a small amount of frothed milk. The term "macchiato" means "stained" or "marked" in Italian, referring to the small amount of milk that is added to the espresso shot.

Single-Serve Coffee Brewer

A type of coffee machine that is designed to brew a single cup of coffee at a time, often using coffee pods or capsules.

Specialty Coffee

High-quality coffee that has been grown, harvested, and roasted to produce unique and flavorful coffee varieties. Specialty coffee is often associated with third wave coffee culture.


A beverage made by steeping dried leaves in hot water. Different types of tea are produced based on the processing of the leaves, including black, green, white, and oolong teas.

Third Wave Coffee

A coffee movement focused on the craft and artistry of coffee-making, with an emphasis on high-quality, single-origin coffee beans, direct trade relationships with coffee growers, and expert brewing techniques.