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The unique difference between Mocha – Latte – Macchiato – Cappuccino

Those who love the light taste of pure Espresso coffee will surely know drinks like Mocha, Latte, Macchiato, Cappuccino . But few people know the difference between these 4 types of coffee. Today,I would like to reveal to you the difference of the above drinks!

1. Mocha

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This coffee drink combines espresso with hot milk and hot chocolate. The coffee and milk mix ratio of Mocha coffee is similar to that of milk coffee, but the addition of white, milk or dark chocolate is added to the drink.

2. Latte

Lattes originated in Europe, where they are still popular drinks, especially at breakfast time. Lattes became popular in the United States around the mid-1900s.

Latte – also known as Caffe Latte, an Italian term meaning “coffee with milk” – is all about having a silky smooth microfoam.

The texture of the foam on a coffee is important because of its distinct look and taste in your mouth. Lattes are famous for having the art of swirling into their foam. With the following milk ratio formula:

  • Double Shot of Espresso aka Doppio
  • 6 to 8 ounces steamed milk
  • A layer of foam about 1 cm thick

3. Macchiato

In Portugal, Macchiato is called “Cafe pingado” or “Coffee with a drop”. If you like your coffee to be strong, this drink is your style.

Macchiato, also known as Caffe Macchiato or Espresso Macchiato, has a stronger flavor than many other coffee drinks.

It consists of a small amount of milk with a lot of espresso. Instead of thinking in terms of proportions, it’s easier to see Macchiatto as espresso with a hint of milk in it. In fact, the word “Macchiato” means “discovery” in Italian.

4. Cappuccino

Cappuccino is a classic Italian drink. Coffee art lovers order a cappuccino because their foam often has an intricate design on the top. It’s also common to see cappuccinos with some fine chocolate or cinnamon powder on them. The milk/coffee ratio of a cappuccino is:

  • 1/3 Espresso
  • 1/3 Steamed Milk
  • 1/3 Milk Foam