Macchiato comes from the Italian word ”macchiare” which means stained. Macchiato is either espresso stained with milk or milk stained with espresso.

There are two types of macchiato, latte macchiato and espresso macchiato. The traditional latte macchiato is made by pouring steamed milk into a glass or a mug and then the milk is stained with an espresso, meaning it is poured on top of the milk. Latte macchiato has often more foam than classic caffé latte. Latte macchiato is a great option for milk coffees’ friend and it’s often served from a tall glass.

Espresso macchiato on contrary is small coffee drink compared to latte macchiato. In espresso macchiato the espresso is stained with a spoonful of milk foam. Espresso macchiato is served from a small espresso cup.

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