How to order a coffee in 10 languages

How to order a coffee in 10 languages

Coffees are ordered millions of times a day, all over the world. So we thought that on European Day of Languages, it would be quite fitting to show you how to order a coffee in ten different languages. So, here we go:


“Je voudrais un café, s’il vous plait.”

  • Coffee of choice: Espresso
  • Snack of choice: Croissant or pastry


“Haluaisin yhden kahvin, kiitos.”

  • Coffee of choice: Black filter coffee (and lots of it!)
  • Snack of choice: ‘Korvapuusti’ (slapped ears) – Cinnamon Buns


“Ich möchte einen Kaffee, bitte.”

  • Coffee of choice: Black coffee, drip filtered
  • Snack of choice: Stollen or Franzbrötchen (a small, sweet pastry baked with butter & cinnamon)


“Me gustaría un café, por favour.”

  • Coffee of choice: Café solo (a small cup of strong, black espresso)
  • Snack of choice: Churros con Chocolate


“Vorrei un caffè si, prega.”

  • Coffee of choice: Cappuccino (in the morning only, if you’re a true Italian!)
  • Snack of choice: Biscotti


“Jag skulle vilja en kaffe, vänligen.”

  • Coffee of choice: Black coffee, drip filtered
  • Snack of choice: Cardamom bun


“Chcel by som jednu kávu, prosím.”

  • Coffee of choice: Espresso
  • Snack of choice: Makovnik (Poppy seed roll)


“Mig langar eitt kaffi, vinsamlegast.”

  • Coffee of choice: Latte (thanks to great Icelandic milk)
  • Snack of choice: Skyr (a greek yogurt/soft cheese dairy product which is eaten at any time of the day)


“Chciałbym jedną kawę, proszę.”

  • Coffee of choice: Cappuccino, latte or espresso
  • Snack of choice: Paczki – Polish doughnuts

And one outside of Europe…


“E rite i kotahi kawhe, pai.”

  • Coffee of choice: Flat white (in today’s New Zealand)
  • Snack of choice: Lamingtons or Afghans

So there you have it, next time you’re in Spain, Sweden or Slovakia, you’ll know how to order your favourite beverage!