Hello, coffee lovers. Yeah, it’s morning and it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee. Get out of those sheets and have that cup of coffee to kick-start your day. For some, well for many, very many individuals, coffee is a very essential part of their everyday life. They are impaired to do anything and just can’t simply start their day without that sip of coffee, that’s metaphorically speaking of course. Whether it’s hot or cold, it’s your pick. So, with relation to that, we come to the question concerning two of the most famous drinks to ever grace coffee heaven–the cappuccino and latte.
Lately, these coffee drinks have successfully imprinted their names on people’s lives, pretty much how the pizzas and burgers have done the same for us. One thing’s for sure, no matter how different these two drinks are from each other, even hard-core coffee lovers can’t seem to differentiate these two famous coffee drinks apart. Both drinks are prepared with one very common ingredient, hot milk. For all intents and purposes, they are pretty much the same actually with both having the same amount of espresso. The only thing that sets them basically apart really is the amount of milk being put in the mix. Here’s a more specific breakdown of their differences for you to actually know the difference between a latte and a cappuccino.
Latte, a nickname for caffelatte, is a type of milk coffee drink being enjoyed in Italy for so many years, which we obviously did not know. If we did, we would have consumed it before like those Italians, don’t you think? This drink consists of coffee and steamed hot milk. The coffee is the base, which you can by the way switch for another drink base of your choosing. The drink usually consists of a third of an espresso, a third of hot steamed milk, and, last but not the least, a coating of foam made up of milk as a topping. On the contrary, only they Americans use milk foams, Italians don’t.
A cappuccino, on the other hand, is another type of milk coffee which is at all times consisting of espresso, hot milk, and foam from steamed milk. Though you can have buff up this drink by putting various other additions any way you like it. An old-fashioned cappuccino commonly has a thicker layer of milk foam as a topping. Cappuccinos usually consist of steamed milk provided by the espresso-making machine. Also, if you prefer cold rather than hot, this can easily be served by putting cold frothed milk on top of your drink.
Oaky, so there you have it. We hope this enlightens you a little bit about the difference between two the world-famous coffee drinks today, cappuccino and latte. So the next time you order your coffee, you won’t need to bother to wonder what’s the difference between the two and you can just sit there, relax, enjoy your sip, enjoy your cup, enjoy your mornings, enjoy your life. Coffee, anyone?