A couple days ago I have decided to spoil myself with a coffee drink at the coffee shop nearby. But as usual, I have had a hard time making the right choice with all those options that are offered.
As I stood there and read the menu, I noticed that I don’t even know the exact difference of the basic coffee drinks – the difference between latte and cappuccino for example.
Certainly we all know that there are espresso and milk involved. However, if you had asked me in the shop, I would not have been able to explain to you what makes a latte a latte – until today!
Today I will share everything with you, what I have learned about latte vs cappuccino.
Furthermore, I have had a glance at some history books to understand where the latte and cappuccino actually come from.
And last but not least I have prepared an infographic about all the differences between a latte and cappuccino at the end of this post.
Before I go into details let me clarify that different countries may use different ways to create a cappuccino or latte drink.
Commercial coffee shops in the US may not even take it very seriously to prepare you a real cappuccino or latte.
So if you are not happy with the preparation of your coffee drink, I would recommend you to pay a visit to one of your local coffee shops or simpy make your favorite drinks at home.
All you need is a good espresso machine and a milk frother.
Coincidentally I have the perfect guide for you to pick the best espresso machine and the best milk frother, just in case.