Latte Macchiato

Latte Macchiato is a visually stunning coffee drink, known for its distinct layers of steamed milk, espresso, and frothy milk. It offers a milder coffee flavor compared to a traditional espresso, making it a favorite for those who appreciate the art of coffee as well as a more subtle coffee experience.

Glass Type: Tall Clear Glas


  • 6 to 8 ounces of steamed milk
  • 1 shot of espresso
  • Frothed milk, for the top layer


  • Start by steaming the milk until it's hot and has increased in volume, creating a smooth, velvety texture.
  • Pour the steamed milk into a tall, clear glass, filling it about two-thirds full.
  • Carefully brew a shot of espresso.
  • Slowly pour the espresso shot over the back of a spoon or through a pourer designed to disperse the flow, allowing it to gently rest on top of the steamed milk, creating a middle layer of coffee between the milk and foam.
  • Top the glass with a layer of milk foam, either from the steamed milk or by using a milk frother.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy the beautiful layers before stirring to combine the flavors.

Did You Know?

  • The term "Macchiato" means "stained" or "spotted" in Italian, signifying the espresso staining the milk.
  • Latte Macchiato differs from a Caffè Latte mainly in the way it's prepared and presented, with the Latte Macchiato focusing on the layering of ingredients.
  • This drink is not only about the taste but also the presentation, making it a popular choice for coffee enthusiasts and baristas alike.