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What's the Difference Between a Latte & a Cappuccino?

August 26, 2016

What's the Difference Between a Latte & a Cappuccino?

  • A latte is a coffee drink that is normally made with espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam.
  • A cappuccino is very similar, but it has a greater percentage of foamed milk to steamed milk.
  • A macchiato has no steamed milk added to the espresso, but a little cap of milk foam.
  • Cafe au lait has only warm steamed milk added to coffee (sometimes espresso) and no foam.

All of these coffee shop drinks are actually on a continuum. A very "wet" cappuccino with a lot of steamed milk is sliding into latte territory, and what one coffee bar calls a cappuccino might actually be a macchiato elsewhere.

The point is, the ratio of espresso, warm milk, and milk foam can all be adjusted to your precise liking when you make a drink at home, and you can call it whatever you like in the privacy of your own kitchen.

 

source : thekitchn