I'm not a coffee drinker.
I'm a latte drinker.
My father-in-law was asking me,
what the difference was.
"A latte has a lot of milk?"
So I thought,
I'd use MamaKat's prompt
to learn the difference.
Coffee is brewed by mixing ground
coffee beans with hot water,
then straining out the coffee grounds.
It's drunk either black,
with/without some sugar,
and possibly a small bit of milk
Espresso is also made with the same
but darker roasts are used
to give a more intense flavour,
and the ground is finer.
Espressos also use an espresso machine.
It has a more intense flavour than coffee,
which helps explain the teeny weeny
Oh, and no milk or cream is added!
Cappuccino is made with equal parts
espresso and milk,
where the milk is frothed
which basically doubles the original
volume of the milk.
This foam is then poured
over the espresso.
Latte is also made with espresso.
This time twice as much milk
as espresso is used.
The milk is heated
using a steam wand.
The hot milk and espresso
are poured together.
Whatever foam may have been formed
during the steaming process
is poured over the top.
I want a latte!