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How to make a Macchiato


Key ingredients

  • Espresso
  • Foamed Milk


  • Coffee machine with steam arm/wand
  • Milk jug
  • Thermometer

Difficulty rating

Quick guide

  1. Foam a small amount of milk within the milk jug - Remember! We only require milk foam
  2. Brew a single or double espresso (as per taste or order) directly into an espresso cup or small espresso glass
  3. Gently swirl the milk to release any large air bubbles - tap the milk jug against a counter to remove any stubborn bubbles
  4. Pour a small dollop of milk foam on to the top of your espresso

Stained for an extra espresso experience

Simply a drop


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.

Essential Macchiato Making Tools

A simple drink that creates a true coffee experience

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