• Latté - Similar to a café au lait, lattés are made with a shot (or three) of espresso poured into the bottom of a mug and topped with steamed milk and a thin layer of foam. Some people prefer to add the espresso last so it that sinks through the milk and foam instead, but the idea is the same.
Cappuccino doesn't sound too far off from a macchiato, but while the names may seem to be based on trend only, there's actually quite a bit of history behind coffee house drinks. Some of them even look very similar, but one taste, and you'll know that a cappuccino is definitely different from a flat white or a macchiato.
Caffè macchiato, sometimes called espresso macchiato, is an espresso coffee drink with a small amount of milk, usually foamed. In Italian, macchiato means "stained" or "spotted" so the literal translation of caffè macchiato is "stained coffee", or coffee with a spot of milk.
The Espresso Macchiato is a drink for the coffee lover. In this post we look into the difference between long and short macchiato's. The term Macchiato originates from Italy and means'marked' or 'stained'. So how does this relate to your coffee? Well a macchiato is traditionally a shot of espresso coffee with just a dash of steamed milk, served in a demitasse glass.
The Macchiato, also known as the Caffe Macchiato or Espresso Macchiato, has a bolder flavor than many other coffee drinks. It's comprised of a small amount of milk with a lot of espresso. Rather than thinking of ratios, it's easier to view the macchiatto as an espresso with a spot of milk in it. In fact, the word "macchiato" means "spotted" in Italian.