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The Wonderful World of Coffee at Create98 in Leigh-on-Sea

Create98, Leigh is not just a hub for creativity but also the perfect spot to enjoy a good cup of coffee. Whether you’re here for an arts and crafts workshop or simply to unwind, knowing your coffee can enhance your experience.

Let’s break down the differences between some popular coffee types you might enjoy during your next visit.


An espresso is a strong, concentrated coffee served in a small shot. It’s the foundation of most coffee drinks and is known for its robust flavour and creamy consistency, achieved by forcing hot water through finely-ground coffee beans.

Americano: A Lighter Touch

An Americano is made by adding hot water to an espresso shot, diluting it to a lighter strength but retaining the rich flavour. It’s perfect for those who enjoy the taste of espresso but prefer a less intense coffee.

Latte: Smooth and Velvety

A latte combines espresso with steamed milk and a light layer of foam. It’s creamier than an Americano, making it a popular choice for those who appreciate a smoother, gentler coffee drink.

Cappuccino: A Perfect Balance

A cappuccino is somewhat similar to a latte but has more foam and often a sprinkle of chocolate or cinnamon on top. It strikes a delightful balance between the strong espresso and the milky addition, making it a favourite for many.

Flat White: Rich and Velvety

Originating from Australia and New Zealand, a flat white is like a latte but with a higher ratio of coffee to milk. The result is a rich, velvety drink that maintains a strong coffee flavour, topped with a thin layer of microfoam.

Macchiato: A Mark of Espresso

A macchiato is essentially an espresso with a spot of milk, often foamed. It’s stronger than a flat white but less so than a straight espresso, ideal for those who like a stout coffee with just a hint of creaminess.

Cortado: The Balanced Brew

A cortado takes the idea of a macchiato a bit further, using equal parts espresso and warm milk to reduce the acidity. The milk in a cortado is usually not frothy but rather creamy and smooth.

Mocha: A Chocolate Treat

A mocha is a chocolate-lover’s delight. Combining espresso with hot milk and chocolate, it is typically topped with whipped cream or a dusting of cocoa. It’s perfect for those who want to indulge in something sweet and energising.

At Create98 in Leigh-on-Sea, we understand that coffee is more than just a drink; it’s an experience. As a special touch, every coffee you order comes with a piece of delicious homemade fudge, made right here by our talented team.

Whether you are sipping a latte while painting or enjoying a quick espresso after a crafting session, each coffee has its own character and charm. So, the next time you join us, ask for your favourite or try something new—we are here to make your coffee experience as creative as your craft.

Feel free to pop into our cozy space, relax with your chosen brew and a piece of sweet fudge, and perhaps discover a new favourite while you’re at it. At Create98, every cup of coffee promises a warm welcome and a burst of inspiration. Join us today and see where your next cup of coffee takes you!