Coffee terminology can be confusing so here
is a handy guide:
ESPRESSO “CAFE SOLO” in Spain : A single
espresso, black and strong, served using a full measure
of coffee in a “Demi Tasse” (1/2 size cup);
drunk with or without sugar.
or "ESPRESSO GRANDE" : A double, i.e.
2 espressos in a normal size cup.
or “Cortijo” in Spain : A cup
of Espresso "marked" with a spoonful of the foam
from steamed milk. Served in a demi-tasse cup.
: Espresso served with a slice of lemon on the side.
: A restricted or short espresso, made with one shot of
coffee, but with less water for an even more concentrated
drink. Often drunk with a glass of water on the continent.
WITH MILK" in England, or “cafe con
leche” in Spain : Any sort of coffee, with cold milk,
which should be served separately, so the customer can add
the amount required to personal taste. If hot milk is preferred,
it should be available.