Café au lait
This is a long espresso, a double espresso or a filter coffee with hot milk. A café au lait contains equal amounts of milk and coffee.
Café crème is made from freshly milled coffee beans. The roasted blend is significantly lighter than espresso. Pouring cream is usually added to café crème.
A classic caffè latte is made from a double espresso with the addition of lots of frothy milk. The lightly frothed milk gives this coffee three different layers: milk, espresso, frothy milk. The first step is to froth the milk lightly in a jug. The milk and milk froth are then poured into a cup before the double espresso is carefully added through the frothy topping. The espresso must be warmer than the milk to allow it to settle between the milk and the milk froth.
In contrast to a caffè latte, latte macchiato only contains a single shot of espresso and a correspondingly larger quantity of frothy milk. It makes up a third of the coffee. Latte macchiato is also usually served in a tall glass with three visible layers, like caffè latte.
Caffè mocha is an Italian espresso speciality. It comprises one third espresso, one third chocolate or one to two desert spoons of chocolate syrup and one third hot, frothy milk. The chocolate and the high proportion of milk gives caffè mocha a very mild, sweet flavour.
Cappuccino is an Italian coffee speciality. It is made of equal parts of espresso, hot milk and frothy milk. It is usually served in a special, thick cappuccino cup with chocolate powder sprinkled on the frothy milk.
The first ingredients are two scoops of vanilla ice cream in a tall glass A cold espresso is then poured over the ice cream and decorated with whipped cream and chocolate curls.
Espresso con panna
This is a classic espresso topped with whipped cream.
The espresso is mixed with sugar and frozen, before being crushed into small pieces and served with whipped cream.
- Further information
- Article "Milk powder for coffee capsule machines"
- Short article "The perfect coffee"
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