There is really nothing to beat a hot, frothy, aromatic latte drink to satisfy your caffeine needs, just when you need it most.
The majority of coffee drinkers think that this type of drink is best prepared by an experienced barista in a coffee shop, but this isn’t so. You could, if you wish, purchase an espresso machine for your kitchen but this isn’t necessary.
An espresso machine will give you an original brewed coffee taste, using freshly ground coffee beans. The added bonus is that most machines have a milk steamer attachment. It’s possible to create an authentic, aromatic latte coffee at home. This will save you money by not visiting a coffee shop for your daily caffeine fix.
Coffee drink terminology
A coffee drink made using steamed milk, a shot of espresso and milk foam
Almost identical to a latte, using a greater amount of milk foam to steamed milk
This drink uses espresso with a small topping of milk foam, but no steamed milk
Café au Lait
A drink made by adding steamed milk to espresso or coffee, with no steamed foam
How to make aromatic latte (for 2 people)
Step 1. Brew 2 cups of strong coffee, according to your personal taste, using your choice of ground coffee beans. 2 tablespoons of ground coffee will give you the equivalent of a coffee shop double shot.
Step 2. Place 2/3 cups of semi skimmed milk into a glass jar and fit the lid. (You will find full fat milk froths less due to its lower protein content) If you have a coffee maker, you can use the milk steamer attachment at this point to heat and froth the milk.
Step 3. Vigorously shake the jar until the milk appears bubbly. Take off the lid and pop into microwave for around 30 seconds, until you see the froth rise to the top of the jar.
Step 4. If you like your coffee hot, the secret is to pre-heat the mug before you pour the brewed coffee into your 2 mugs. Then using a spoon, place the frothed milk over the coffee. For an authentic latte look, pull a toothpick through the foam to make swirls.
Step 5. Enjoy your latte just as it is or sweeten to taste with vanilla extract or brown sugar. Sprinkle cinnamon spice over the top or mix in 2 small spoons of honey for a delicious honey latte drink.
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