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
Heat in microwave for ~20secs
Milk should be warm NOT hot
You can also directly brew espresso into the foam for a macchiato
or while no one is watching a drizzle of caramel…
You can also dollop on top of espresso…