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No matter what is the season, coffee is something we never give up. We love it dark and hot, or with ice cubes for a refreshing afternoon on the beach.
Not least, we are obsessed with the velvet taste of traditional Italian cappuccino with whole milk and amazing coffee creamer.
Latte, Cappuccino, Macchiato or Cold Brew
Today, even in the smallest coffee shops, you can order a variety of coffees – espresso, latte macchiato, cappuccino, cold brew coffee, mocha, Irish coffee, and a variety of exotic coffee beverages.
However, it happens that sometimes the coffee drink does not meet our expectations, mainly because we are often not sure what exactly we are ordering.
This is why it is important to know exactly how different types of coffee are made.
- Latte is the weakest and most strongly diluted coffee. Espresso, about 30 ml, and milk without foam are used for it. The ratio of coffee and milk should be 3:1, in favor of the milk.
- Cappuccino consists of espresso and milk, and the proportions are 1/3 coffee, 1/3 milk, and finally 1/3 foam. In the cappuccino, the milk is foamed, which also leads to that perfect air effect.
- Macchiato the word macchiato means “marked” in Italian. The drink is a shot of espresso topped with foamed milk. Served in an espresso shot glass, so less than 120ml of total liquid.
- Cold Brew is a process that makes chilled coffee. Instead of making the coffee hot and cooling it with ice, the cold press technique takes coarsely ground beans and soaks them in cold water for an extended period of time, at least 12 hours. After the coffee is steeped, the grounds are filtered and the liquid that is left is a coffee concentrate. This is diluted with water or milk and then used to prepare iced coffee.
3 Amazing Latte Recipes
Lavender Latte- This is made just like you would make any latte (hot coffee and steamed milk), but it also includes lavender simple syrup!
If you want to make it as pleasing to the eye as the taste buds, ask if they have some dried lavender for garnish. We found that the oat milk tasted particularly delicious with this. For your average lavender latte, that’ll be about 75 calories.
Simple Lavender Latte Recipe:
- 2 espresso shots (2 ounces)
- 4 ounces (½ cup) fresh whole milk or oat milk* (double for two servings when steaming)
- 1 tablespoon** Lavender Simple Syrup, plus lavender buds for garnish
Rose Latte- this drink is a classic of the modern world. Once again staying with this floral/spring theme, the Rose Latte is a specialty drink with an amazing aroma as you can imagine!
Mixing rose water with milk and light espresso, with maybe a little simple syrup or white chocolate flakes is a fabulous treat you’ll want to sip all season long. Do not worry; it’s nothing like drinking flowers or anything – rosewater has just enough “rose” to offer complexity.
Rose Cappuccino Recipe:
- 1 Tbsp Rose Petals and rose water syrup
- ½ cup of your favorite milk
- ¼ teaspoon of beetroot powder
- 1 tsp of maple syrup
Chai Latte- Chai Latte takes the flavors associated with masala chai, a common spiced tea drink found in most households across India (and now most of the world), and amps up its milkiness with a frothy steamed milk technique borrowed from a homemade brewed latte.
Chai Latte Recipe:
- 2 cups of your favorite milk
- 2 masala chai or black tea bags
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 3 tablespoons sweetener or maple syrup