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FAQ About Coffee Brewing

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one year ago | gizem

What is the difference between a cappuccino and a latte?

Cappuccino and latte are both popular espresso-based drinks, but there are some key differences in the way they are prepared and served:

  • Milk ratio: The main difference between cappuccino and latte is the ratio of milk to espresso. A cappuccino has a higher proportion of foam to steamed milk, and is typically made with equal parts espresso, steamed milk, and foam. A latte has a higher proportion of steamed milk to foam, and is typically made with one or two shots of espresso and more steamed milk.
  • Texture: The texture of the milk in a cappuccino is typically drier and more frothy than that of a latte. This is because the foam in a cappuccino is created by introducing air into the milk while steaming, resulting in a lighter and airier texture.
  • Size: Cappuccinos are typically served in smaller cups than lattes, and are usually around 6 ounces in size. Lattes, on the other hand, are typically served in larger cups and are often 12 ounces or more.
  • Flavor: Because cappuccinos have a higher proportion of foam, the flavor of the espresso is more prominent in the drink. Lattes, on the other hand, have a smoother and creamier texture, and the flavor of the milk is more pronounced.

Cappuccinos are lighter and airier in texture, with a stronger espresso flavor, while lattes are creamier and smoother, with a more pronounced milk flavor.