This is something I feel I should have had down a long time ago…
I’ve been going out for coffee more recently and have been ordering decaf coffee a lot more recently too.
I’m not a fan of espresso (the fun is over too quickly!). If I wanted a decaf espresso, I believe just ordering a ‘descafeinado’ will suffice? There is no need to even say ‘café descafeinado’?
My coffee of choice is usually an abatanado or meia de leite.
But when I ask for an ‘abatanado descafeinado’ or ‘meia de leite descafeinada’ there is confusion and strange looks. Including one time getting two drinks - an abatanado and a decaf espresso I feel I’m teetering on the brink of having this happen every time I order!
What I am doing wrong here? Is using the word ‘descafeinado/descafeinada’ just confusing people?
Should I instead be asking for an ‘abatanado sem cafeína’ or a ‘meia de leite sem cafeína’?