Full-flavoured coffee served in ‘shots’. Espresso has ‘crema’- an aromatic, reddish-brown foam.
The strong presence of ‘crema’ indicates a quality, well-ground coffee and skilled barista.
An espresso cut with a small amount of foamed milk to reduce the acidity… Macchiato comes from
the Italian word ‘macchia’ which means ‘stain’… a stained espresso.
Traditionally… one-third espresso followed by one-third steamed milk. One-third micro foam milk,
served in a small ceramic cup (8oz or less)
A mild drink made of stretched milk followed by a shot of espresso, served in a tall glass,
sometimes named ‘latte macchiato’…