How to order coffee in Brazil

Como pedir um café en Brasil 5 Formas diferentes de pedir un café en Brasil de más formal a más informal: Por favor, você poderia me trazer um café? Queria um café, por favor. Eu quero um café. Me vê um café. Um cafezinho!

Hello friends! Today we are going learn more about coffee. If you would like to learn how to order coffee in Brazil or in Portuguese, our Dica for today will help you!

Learn how to order a coffee in Brazil

Coffee is a very important product in Brazil for its economy and culture. Brazilians drink lots of coffee and it’s very common to get invited to drink a cup of coffee and to talk. So, if you like coffee you must learn how to order a coffee in Brazil like a true Brazilian. If you want to know about Brazilian coffee’s history and best brands, click here. Check out our friend asking for one:

If you like this Video Dica, check out our other videos about coffee.

In Portuguese, there are many ways in which you can order a coffee: from the most formal to the most informal. Let’s take a look at some sentences below to know which are formal and informal.

How to order coffee in Brazil formally

Por favor, você poderia me trazer um café?
Please, could you bring me a coffee?

Queria um café, por favor.
I would like a coffee please.

How to order coffee in Brazil informally

Eu quero um café.
I want a coffee.

Me vê um café.
Give me a coffee.

Um cafezinho!
One small coffee!

Types of coffee 

We have many different types of coffee, right? So you must know exactly which one you want and how to ask for it! Come study Portuguese in Brazil and we’ll drink great coffee together!

If you want to drink a espresso, you should ask for a café expresso. café carioca is a weaker small black coffee, it’s a good order for those who don’t like strong coffee. If you want a coffee with milk you should as for a média and if you want a coffee with just a drop of milk you should ask for a pingado. While a Brazilian style cappuccino is: coffee, milk, chantilly cream and cinnamon.

Very important: if you like to have your coffee black you must ask for café puro and if you want to add milk you should ask for leite.

Drinking coffee is way better if you eat something great with it. Drinking coffee with a piece of cake or a pão de queijo it’s an amazing combination that you definitely need to try! (Pão de queijo is so important in Brazil that is a must eat!)

Okay, we hope that you are enjoying our Dicas.
Don’t forget to watch our other videos about coffee in the related Dicas below. And come drink coffee with us during one of our classes 😉 !

Until next week with more Dicas!

Hugs from Brazil!

Ler esta Dica em Português   Leer esta Dica en Español
Click in the links below to see more related Dicas

How Brazilians like their coffee
Coffee in Brazil
Brazilian Pão de Queijo
Lanche in Portuguese

This post is also available in: English Português (Portuguese) Español (Spanish)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Search for Portuguese Dicas

Tell us which Portuguese lesson you would like to learn


Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Suscribe to A Dica do Dia.

Get free Portuguese lessons. Subscribe to A Dica do Dia and get short, daily lessons in Portuguese completely free.

Based on 321 reviews
I’ve just started online classes with Prof. Ana Carolina & she is the absolute best! It’s my first time learning Portuguese and I was speaking full sentences in the first class. Obrigada!
Katie Andrews
Katie Andrews
Small classes, diverse accents, and engaging professors make Rio & Learn Online a fantastic choice! I've been thrilled with my experience at Rio & Learn Online so far. The small class sizes (around 1-3 others students) allow for personalized attention and plenty of opportunities to practice speaking. What's more, having different professors throughout the program exposes you to various accents, preparing you for real-world interactions. I opted for the full-time program, which involves 2 hours of daily learning from Monday to Friday. After just over 12 weeks, I can confidently say my Portuguese has improved dramatically. The professors are incredibly engaging and encourage students to utilize real-life examples, solidifying the learning process. While I'm only halfway through the program, I'm confident in recommending Rio & Learn Online to anyone seeking to learn Portuguese in a supportive and effective environment. I've gone from being a complete beginner (only knowing hi and bye) to holding conversations - and I'm excited to see how much further I can progress! I'll be back with another review after completing the program, but for now: Rio & Learn Online - highly recommended!
Mona Hinamanu
Mona Hinamanu
I have been taking Portuguese classes with Rio and Learn for a few months. I appreciate their methodology. It is enjoyable and I am challenged and improving every day!
Bryan Beaver
Bryan Beaver
My teachers Lucas, Ana Paula and Paulo were all excellent as well as very friendly and funny. It was a really enjoyable experience and I met loads of interesting new people.
David Smith
David Smith
Rio & Learn e um novo jeito de ensinar a lingua portuguesa. Puro prazer e muito eficiente. Quanto mais alunos na aula mais vida. Eu aconselho voces escolher as aulas grupais por porque sao interativas: rir, falar, argumentar, compartir uma lingua!
Dominique Jacquin
Dominique Jacquin
Après 3 semaines que je suis dans cette école et je peux déjà parler portugais. Certe avec des erreurs mais j'ai fait des progrès fulgurant. En plus, du Lundi au Vendredi l'ecole propose des activitées qu'il appelle "Rio Live" ce qui permet de visiter en même temps Rio tout en parlant Portugais et de rencontrer des gens😃 Toute l'équipe est genial et est prêts à aider si besoin 😁
I've been taking the group online courses with Rio&Learn for 2 months. They offer a fantastic way to learn Portuguese and get speaking practice if you don't live in Brazil. The teachers are engaging and are able to adjust their level of Portuguese to whatever level you are at. Obrigado!
Jake H
Jake H
C'est vraiment fantastique...RioAndLearn. Les cours de portugais...ça vaut vraiment la peine. Les cours ont lieu du lundi au vendredi, (de 9h à 13h) et en après midi, ce sont des activités libres en groupe. (Soccer de plage, volleyball , excursions, visites des lieux touristiques, etc) Vendredi soir, on est allé à Lapa, un quartier nocturne de Rio. C'est quelque chose à voir! Des rues bondées de monde, des orchestres, des discothèques...Allô les décibels! L'apprentissage du portugais se fait en immersion, aussi bien en salle de classe que dans les activités extérieures organisées par Rio&Learn. On est plongé dans la langue portugaise et la culture Brésilienne.... Obligé de parler portugais....🫡 Je le recommande. Pierre Pedro, Montréal, Canada
M54 “M5454” 54
M54 “M5454” 54