On weekends, with my fancy-pantsy breakfast, I sometimes have a latte, too. David is OBSESSED with his espresso machine (it’s an Aroma from Saeco, apparently a nice one), and while I don’t normally drink the stuff (it gives me twitchy eyes), he’ll jump at the chance to make something with foamed milk and all the fixins.
While I didn’t take a photo of my latte (it was happily served to me in my favorite mug, a 1980s-era keepsake from the American Museum of Natural History that I got for 50 cents at the Goodwill in Torrington, Connecticut the summer after my freshman year of college, and was by no means photogenic), David used the leftover foam to make a macchiato.
A latte is an espresso with heated milk added.
A cappuccino is an espresso with heated milk and heated foam, I think. I really wonder if they’re named after Capuchin monks. Highly unlikely.
So when I go to Starbucks and I order a latte and it comes with foam? They made it wrong. But whatever. It’s still good.
What’s your favorite coffee drink? I can’t wait to see 10 comments declaring love for Pumpkin Spice Lattes!