MogoBlog MogoLicious Tasty Tip of the Day: MogoBox has posted 112 free Latte recipes and 17 Cappuccino recipes to date, but do you really know the difference?
Difference Between a Latte & a Cappuccino?
But first, let’s talk terms.
- A latte is a coffee drink that is normally made with espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam.
- A cappuccino is very similar, but it has a greater percentage of foamed milk to steamed milk.
- A macchiato has no steamed milk added to the espresso, but a little cap of milk foam.
- Cafe au lait has only warm steamed milk added to coffee (sometimes espresso) and no foam.
All of these coffee shop drinks are actually on a continuum. A very “wet” cappuccino with a lot of steamed milk is sliding into latte territory, and what one coffee bar calls a cappuccino might actually be a macchiato elsewhere.
The point is, the ratio of espresso, warm milk, and milk foam can all be adjusted to your precise liking when you make a drink at home, and you can call it whatever you like in the privacy of your own kitchen.