In fact, a latte macchiato is nothing else than foamed milk, with an espresso poured
in it. But the details are important: a good macchiato is made of several layers,
which should not run together.
The necessary tools should be available in every household: a flat pot, a whisk,
a small can and a glass for the macchiato. You will pour hot milk in it and the glass
should be thick enough for this. And, of course, you'll need the machine for the
The Foamed Milk
Pour the milk into a flat pot, stir properly with a whisk while softly heating up
the milk. In little more than a minute you'll get a really fine milk foam. The foam
should be wonderfully stable, even airy, with fine pores. Put this milk foam into
the glass with a ladle. Fill the glass almost completely. Let the foam settle for
a while. If you like it, you can thump the glass softly on the table, this will speed
up the procedure.
If you're in hurry, put a little bit of the hot milk in the glass. If you like aromated
Latte Macchiato, add the syrup to the hot milk.
The Espresso For The Latte Macchiato
Now it's time to make the espresso. A normal portion, the mini cup, is really enough.
Never use coffee instead of espresso and don't use caffeine-free espresso. An error
is, to put the aromated syrup to the espresso. The espresso will be more heavy than
the milk and there will be no layers. Please use the espresso hot, don't let it cool.
Now pour the espresso into the glass, slowly. You can also use the back of a spoon.
This makes it easy to build layers.
If you like, you can spread cocoa powder over the latte macchiato. If you use hazelnut
syrup, use ground hazelnuts; with chocolate syrup, use chocolate.The taste of latte
macchiato can be embellished with Irish Cream Syrup and vanilla syrup. Please keep
in mind to pour the syrup to the milk, not to the espresso.
This is another variation that is prepared in a number of ways by different coffee
houses. The most common method is combining espresso, caramel and foamed milk, though
some use steamed milk. Often, vanilla is added to provide extra flavour.
How to have
it: You can add sugar, but taste it first, as it may be sweet enough as is.
a twist: Drizzled with caramel sauce, of course. This highly addictive drink needs
nothing else to make it a heavenly java experience.