How to make a Macchiato
- Foamed Milk
- Coffee machine with steam arm/wand
- Milk jug
- Foam a small amount of milk within the milk jug - Remember! We only require milk foam
- Brew a single or double espresso (as per taste or order) directly into an espresso cup or small espresso glass
- Gently swirl the milk to release any large air bubbles - tap the milk jug against a counter to remove any stubborn bubbles
- Pour a small dollop of milk foam on to the top of your espresso
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The Macchiato or Caffè macchiato is a simple, often overlooked coffee that takes its name from the Italian for "stained" or "spotted" meaning the literal translation of caffè macchiato is "stained coffee" or coffee with a spot of milk.
It's typically a single espresso served with a dollop of steamed or foamed milk (usually depending on the barista preference), the ratio of espresso to milk is greater than any other speciality coffee drink.
With the addition of a small amount of milk, the espresso flavours are not overpowered by the milk for a softer experience than simply drinking espresso alone.
Used by many as an alternative to adding sugar to espresso – or Cuban espresso – it is seen as a purist's drink but remains popular on the European continent.
A great option for taking the 'bite' out of standard espresso, the macchiato is a key menu option for the purist coffee shop.