November 27, 2016

By  Dorian Bodnariuc

Pouring latte in a glass mugA latte (meaning “coffee milk”) is a coffee drink made with espresso and steamed milk. When used in English, the word is also sometimes incorrectly spelled latté or lattè – the diacritical mark being added as a hyperforeignism. Northern Europe and Scandinavia have traditionally used the term ‘Café au lait‘ for espresso and milk, although in the US this term means brewed coffee and steamed milk.

The recipe for latte is 1 or two shots of espresso, 5 to 6 oz. steamed milk, and a thin layer of frothed milk. Latte is often confused with cappuccino, but the recipes are different. Cappuccino contains less milk, therefore the espresso is still the prevalent ingredient.

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My name is Dorian and I am a former barista. I consume coffee in any form, as a beverage, in savory recipes and desserts. My favorite caffeinated beverage is the espresso.

I love to share my coffee brewing knowledge and my geeky coffee research. This blog is one of the places I write about coffee. More about Dorian... If you want to learn more about this site and how I started it, check our About Me page, where I explain all about it.