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19:31 Nov 19, 2008
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English to English translations [PRO] Cooking / Culinary / coffees
English term or phrase:skinny espresso
Can someone who has visited Starbucks please explain what this is in words of one syllable? I'm wondering whether it loosely corresponds to what the Portuguese and Brazilians call a 'carioca de café' - a black coffee watered down with hot water.
Oh dear, it seems my theory is no good - a 'carioca' definitely doesn't contain milk. But thank you for explaining what 'skinny' means in this context (why can't Starbucks stop inventing fancy names and start serving proper (i.e. Mediterranean) coffee?)
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espresso coffee with skim (skimmed) milk added.
Your "carioca de café" sound like what in Spain is called "café solo americano" - black espresso coffee diluted with boiling water.
Coffee Dictionary (INeedCoffee.com)
See Primer on Shade Grown Coffee. Skinny: Ordering a coffee beverage requesting the use of skim milk. Tamp: Action of packing espresso into the espresso ... www.ineedcoffee.com/99/dictionary/
Jack Doughty United Kingdom Local time: 21:57 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 14
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