Semi-pointless rant

I like coffee. I like espresso. I like it alone. I like it accompanied by the many forms of milk that exist. I don’t care for sweeteners.

I do not, however, like that many coffee houses of today make me order a flat (or no-foam) latte in order to get a true latte. Many people find themselves confused at the difference between a latte and a cappuccino, I am however not one of those people. I have decided to go ahead and give a brief explanation of the minor, but very important, differences between them.

The shortest version is that a latte should be 1/3 espresso and 2/3 steamed milk. A cappuccino should be 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk and 1/3 foam.

I realize that foam just happens when you steam milk and there will likely be a light foamy cover on any drink that requires steamed milk. It is however not acceptable to have a measurable amount of the stuff. You just simply hold the foam back when you pour the milk and voila! you have a latte. Not to mention you also have extra foam for the customer who in fact wants a cappuccino.

In life there are small victories and there are small annoyances, both of which can have a large impact on one’s day.

1 Comment »

  1. LauriKorny said,

    December 7, 2007 @ 10:14 am

    This goes along the lines of pouring a good pour when it comes to Guiness!

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