How To Make Cafe Latte

A cafe latte is a coffee drink with milk, and it is an espresso based coffee drink. There is a good amount of steamed milk, as well as milk foam blended with fresh espresso. It is important to get the correct ratio between milk and espresso, in order to make a "real" latte.

Cafe Latte has 4:1 ratio of milk to espresso. Most professionals create their Cafe Latte by using 10 ounces of steamed milk, and 2.5 ounces of espresso. There is also a certain amount of foam added.

However, you can make this at home too, with less expensive equipment. Here is what you do (assuming you have an espresso maker with a steam wand).

  1. Make two shots of espresso - about 2.5 ounces.
  2. Steam 10 ounces of milk to about 150 degrees.
  3. Use a stainless steel pitcher to steam your milk, using a steam wand. To create froth, raise the tip of the wand just under the surface in the pitcher.
  4. Pour hot milk in a 15 ounce cup until 3/4 full.
  5. Pour the espresso shot into the steamed milk.
  6. Dust with a little bit of ground chocolate on top.

Here is a video showing you how to make a cafe latte with professional equipment.