Macchiato vs Latte: Understanding the Differences and Choosing the Perfect Coffee at Kings Coast Coffee
When it comes to ordering a coffee at your local café, you may have come across two popular options: the macchiato and the latte. While both drinks feature espresso and steamed milk, there are some key differences between the two that set them apart.
The macchiato, also known as a "marked coffee," is a small espresso drink that is topped with a small amount of steamed milk and foam. The name "macchiato" comes from the Italian word "macchiato," meaning "marked," referring to the way the espresso is "marked" with a small amount of milk. A macchiato typically has a stronger espresso taste and is often considered a more traditional, classic coffee drink.
On the other hand, a latte, also known as a "café latte," is made with a shot of espresso and a larger amount of steamed milk and foam. The name "latte" comes from the Italian word "caffelatte," meaning "coffee and milk." A latte has a smoother, creamier taste and is often considered a more modern, popular coffee drink.
When it comes to choosing between a macchiato and a latte, it ultimately comes down to personal preference. If you prefer a stronger, bolder espresso taste, a macchiato may be the way to go. If you prefer a smoother, creamier taste, a latte may be the better choice.
At Kings Coast, we take pride in offering a wide variety of high-quality coffee drinks, including both macchiatos and lattes. We source only the finest beans and use state-of-the-art equipment to craft each and every cup. Whether you're a traditionalist who prefers a classic macchiato or a modern coffee lover who craves a latte, we have something for everyone. Visit our cafe to try some beverages online store to place an order today and taste the difference for yourself.