The classic Caffè Latte has a less dense milk foam and more milk than the
The Caffè Latte is often served with so-called "latte art", i.e. figures such as hearts or trees.
The difference to latte macchiato is that the milk is poured into the glass first, followed by the espresso.
In Italy, like the cappuccino, the caffè latte is drunk mainly in the morning, the rest of Europe serves it regardless of the time of day!
Base drink for Caffè Latte
The base drink for the Caffè Latte is an espresso
Ingredients for Caffè Latte
Approximately 210ml milk
As with cappuccino, every type of milk can be used; in general, the higher the fat content of the milk, the better it foams and the better the flavor can be experienced.
Preparation of Caffè Latte
- | Brew an espresso into the Caffè Latte glass or cup. If the Caffè latte glass is too high to brew the espresso directly into it, the espresso can also be brewed into a small jug.
- | Froth the milk (210ml) in a milk jug (about 60-65 degrees approx. hand warm, not too hot). Alternatively, a milk foamer can also be used.
- | The milk froth should be firm and creamy
- | Pour the milk into the cup or the glass and gently swirl the coffee and milk so that the flavors can blend. The Caffè Latte is also perfect for latte art
- | The milk foam should be about 5mm thick (about half of a cappuccino foam)
Coffee Recommendation for Caffè Latte
For caffè latte, we recommend to start with some stronger (darker) roasted blends to get more coffee taste in the milk.
If you do not already know any of our coffees, we recommend the following of our coffees for the Caffè Latte:
Caffè Monforte Premium
This excellent espresso blend with 70% Arabica and 30% Robusta gives the Caffè Latte a very special sweetness.