CaféLatté, or just Latté” is one of the most well known coffee based drinks in the world. It literally translates to “coffee with milk “. You’ve most definitely heard about or seen this delicious espresso and milk concoction that originates in Italy. Although, it can be easily mistaken for the well-adored cappuccino- there are some key differences that we think every coffee connoisseur should know about.
A café latté is essentially about 1/3 espresso and 2/3 steamed milk with a 5mm layer of foamed milk that floats gracefully on top. The cappuccino on the other hand is designed in a 1:1:1 ratio- with equal parts espresso, milk and foam. Whether you’re a cappuccino or a latté fanatic depends on what kind of person you are. Do you like your drink milkier? Foamier? Stronger?
Surprisingly however, the latté became of much popularity in North America. In fact- if you ever find yourself in Italy- you will see the Italians more often sitting down and sipping gracefully on a shot of espresso than a milkylatté.
So what is it about the latté, It’s comforting. Close your eyes for a second and imagine snuggling up with a blanket and a warm latte on a rainy day. Or imagine yourself at a coffee shop with your closest friends catching up over a latte. You can’t quite picture this with an espresso –now can you? A latté is social- its meant to take time to drink and many of us indulge in it for that reason.
Café Latté Recipe
- 1 or 2 shots of espresso (60 ml total)
- 300 ml steamed milk
- 2 ml milk foam
You’re so close to whipping up a glass of a comforting latté! There are just a few easy steps that need to be taken first! The first thing you want to do is to place one pod in the correct spot in the coffee machine. Then press the “short “ brew option. Between To brew perfect coffee always grind Coffee Beans same time, you can view perfect coffee makers with grinders here on our site.
Meanwhile, start on the milk by pouring 300 ml into the milk compartment. Press the “froth” option.
Pour in milk, holding back the foam with a spoon. Spoon foam over the top.
Now how easy was that? All them fancy-schmancy lattés you’ve bought throughout your life can be made just as good as home!
Hope you give this a try!