Italian Homemade Caffé Latte

Caffè Latte is the Italian variant of coffee with milk. A good Caffè Latte is always an espresso. Hot milk is poured onto the espresso. The result is crowned by a little milk foam. Caffè Latte is served in a tall glass bigger than the Cappuccino cup.

1.5 cups milk
2/3 cup freshly brewed espresso
Sugar (to taste)
2 Glasses (Capacity around 160-200 ml)


  • In a separate dish, heat milk over low heat until very hot, do not boil. If a skin forms on the surface of the milk, remove it and discard.
  • Divide freshly brewed espresso between the glasses than pour 1/3 cup hot milk into each. Add sugar, if desired. 
  • Using an electric mixer or wire whisk, beat the remaining hot milk until frothy (unlike the foaming procedure, the milk should be mixed with less air). Spoon foam into glasses and dust with cocoa, nutmeg or cinnamon powder.

Makes 2 servings

NOTE: Italians usually don't froth the milk, that is our invention, they just use hot milk.

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Did You Know?
Men and women drink coffee because it adds to their sense of well-being. It not only smells good and tastes good to all mankind, heathen or civilized, but all respond to its wonderful stimulating properties.

The chief factors in coffee goodness are the caffein content and the caffeol.

Caffein supplies the principal stimulant. It increases the capacity for muscular and mental work without harmful reaction.

The caffeol supplies the flavor and the aroma—that indescribable Oriental fragrance that wooes us through the nostrils, forming one of the principal elements that make up the lure of coffee.

There are several other constituents, including certain innocuous so-called caffetannic acids, that, in combination with the caffeol, give the beverage its rare gustatory appeal.