What is a latte, exactly? Café Latte (Italian for "coffee and milk") is originally an Italian way of serving coffee, where
the coffee is made with hot milk. Learn more in this video.
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My name is Greg Suekoff, and we’re here at Caffe Pronto Coffee Roastery and I’m here showing you how to make the perfect latte.
Right now, I’d like to talk a little bit about the ingredients in a café latte and what makes a latte different from other espresso-based drinks.
The main difference between a latte and say a cappuccino or a macchiato is the amount of coffee and milk ratio. In a macchiato, we have a very small amount of milk. It tends to be a one to one ratio of espresso to milk.
A cappuccino has a three to one ratio of milk to espresso and a latte has a four to one ratio. While these drinks share the same ingredients which are espresso and milk, the way they’re assembled are slightly different.
The big difference between the cappuccino and a latte in addition to the proportions is the amount of foam that goes into a cappuccino. A cappuccino tends down with thicker head of foam than a latte. The café latte as we serve it has ten ounces total, two shots of espresso for about 2.5 ounces and the rest is comprised of micro foamed milk.
Café latte is a drink that’s been made very popular in the United States, mainly due to its high volume of milk to espresso. So now that we know what the two main ingredients in a café latte are which is steam milk and espresso, I’d like to show you know how to extract perfect shots of espresso.