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Thread: What is a larger piccolo?

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    What is a larger piccolo?

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    Hi,
    My favourite coffee is a piccolo, but i find it too short. one large sip and its gone. What would be an equivalent larger drink in terms of strength and flavour?
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    That will depend on the recipe of the piccolo. An extra shot on a cap or latte might work.

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    2 piccolos
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    Quote Originally Posted by magnafunk View Post
    2 piccolos
    I was going to write that response as well but it didn't feel right in welcoming a first time contributor. I have ordered 2 piccolos in the past but 1 was for dipping my side order of croissant.
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    Try what's known in Melbourne as a magic. 3\4 flat white
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    Try asking if they have any 3/4 latte glasses (160mL) EDIT: what Trentski said). Otherwise settle for a standard latte but only half or 2/3 filled with ..or take smaller sips

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    Quote Originally Posted by trentski View Post
    Try what's known in Melbourne as a magic. 3\4 flat white
    3/4 cap is a pretty standard order in Sydney. Something along those lines should work.

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    I believe to be a magic it must be a double ristretto. I just ask for a three quarter latte. In better cafe's they know exactly what you want, in 'other' Cafes they may ask whether you mean 3/4 strength or amount.
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    When ordering a flat white in a cafe (rather than take away) I now ask for a standard cup size with a double shot espresso. As long as the cafe uses the smaller size coffee cups then that turns out pretty much as a double piccolo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trentski View Post
    Try what's known in Melbourne as a magic. 3\4 flat white
    Also called "perfect" in other places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeroyC View Post
    3/4 cap is a pretty standard order in Sydney. Something along those lines should work.
    Normally works for me when i order it. I now reiterate 3/4 full when i order it. One cafe i ordered it filled cup. When questioned, they thought 3/4 strength!!!!.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickR View Post
    Also called "perfect" in other places.
    We call it the w@nk3r
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee View Post
    We call it the w@nk3r

    That's made my week!, thank you.

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    What is a larger piccolo? That would be a flute.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Javaphile View Post
    What is a larger piccolo? That would be a flute.


    Java "Bring on the pipes!" phile
    Ah yes, someone had to go there. Was tempted myself before thinking better of it. :-P

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    In the orchestral setting, the piccolo player is often designated as "piccolo/flute III", or even "assistant principal". Thanks wikipedia.

    The piccolo[1] /ˈpɪkəloʊ/ (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpikkolo]; Italian for "small", but named ottavino in Italy)[2] is a half-size flute, and a member of the woodwind family of musical instruments. The modern piccolo has most of the same fingerings as its larger sibling, the standard transverse flute,[3] but the sound it produces is an octave higher than written. This gave rise to the name ottavino (Italian for "little octave"), the name by which the instrument is referred to in the scores of Italian composers.[4]

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    I'm a fan of the cortado. Double espresso with 60mls of milk

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnafunk View Post
    2 piccolos
    Is two of them a Piccoli?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javaphile View Post
    What is a larger piccolo? That would be a flute.


    Java "Bring on the pipes!" phile
    Flute is standard size. A flautino or an Eb flute will be between piccolo and concert.

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    Technically speaking "piccolo" translates to "small", so wanting a larger piccolo translates to "larger small", effectively normal size.
    I reckon something like a double shot latte in a standard sized glass might be close to what you want.
    We could start a new trend and call it a "grande" or perhaps "gigante" for the super sized version.
    Thank goodness I'm not running a coffee shop Ha Ha, because if I did, I don't think I'd have too many happy customers as my options would be extremely limited, ie;
    espresso (20-30 ml no milk)
    macchiato (as above with a touch of milk)
    cappuccino and caffe latte (as per no. 1 topped up with milk)
    No long, small, skinny, soy, decaf extra this and that.



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