Caffelatte

Coffee, like food, is sensory. We first drink by seeing then by tasting. The Italians have done so for ages.  That’s why we have them to thank for the caffelatte or latte for short. Fresh whole milk, instead of being poured haphazardly into a mug of coffee, is heated, frothed, and dolloped atop a fresh cup of coffee or, for a macchiato, freshly brewed espresso is added to already heated and frothed milk.

I like to first add sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon to the milk so the crystals are suspended in the froth. This way you get a taste of the sugar and/or cinnamon with every sip.

Either way,  drinking coffee at home will never be the same again.

You will need:

Fresh brewed coffee or espresso

Frothing tool such as: AeroLatte

Whole milk. I like organic, it’s a ripoff richer

Sugar and/or cinnamon

Add a little bit of milk to your mug

Heat in microwave for ~20secs

Milk should be warm NOT hot

Grab your frother

Add sugar and/or cinnamon to milk and froth until foam is halfway up mug

You can also directly brew espresso into the foam for a macchiato

In a separate mug, pour yourself a cup of coffee and leave room at the top

Gently dollop on top of coffee to fill to brim

Top off with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar

or while no one is watching a drizzle of caramel…

Enjoy!

You can also dollop on top of espresso…

Now that’s how coffee is drunk!

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