Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Caramel Macchiato

Finally! We will be able to understand this crazy looking drink that no one can pronounce.
Let's start there, pronunciation: CARE-AMEL MACH-E-AH-TOE

This drink is on of the most popular drinks we make and yet I've found no body really knows what is going on inside the cup, so here we go...

1.) Start with vanilla syrup (NOT CARAMEL, this is a common misconception)
2.) Steam up milk, and make a bunch of foam, as if you are making a cappuccino
3.) Use a spoon and scoop out the foam and place it into the cup until it is 1/2 full
4.) Pour the milk into the foam (it won't rise that much because the foam is not very dense)
5.) Once the milk/foam is about 1 inch from the top of the cup - then add the espresso
6.) Top the foam off with a nice lattice of caramel and that's all there is to it

The espresso will sit between the milk and the foam and you can either mix it, or drink it the layered way.

NOTE: "Macchiato" is Italian for "marked" and it makes sense because the foam is marked by the espresso as it passes through into the cup.

IF ICED: the drink will be made the same way, just with cold milk and ice added before the espresso.

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