First of all, I want to say that I’m not an expert, and everything I describe here is things I learned from videos or read online. A while ago, as most of you know, I bought my first espresso maker by Nespresso, called Pixie. After experimenting with different coffee blends, I decided I wanted to try and make a Latte Macchiato. So I searched and learned how to do it, and after being not only satisfied but actually addicted on it, I thought it would be nice to share with you the process, in case some of you want to drink a nice Latte Macchiato at home this Sunday morning, or any other day for that matter. So let’s start!
As you can see on my Aeroccino, there are 2 indications that let you know of the maximum amount of milk you can put in it, depending, on what you want to make: warm milk or milk froth.
I fill my pot to maximum level one, to make only 1 portion of warm milk.
If you have a Nespresso machine like me, the process you should follow to make your coffee is this one, shown on the GIF above. Just put your capsule with the blend you prefer into the machine, and lock it.
Put your glass under your espresso maker, and press the espresso shot button. I like to do it with a cappuccino shot instead, so I press the right button on my machine.
Your coffee is being poured on top of the warm milk, creating the first 2 layers of the Latte Macchiato. If it doesn’t create layers, you can use the back of a spoon, and let the coffee pour onto the spoon before going on top of the milk. The layers are more distinct when the coffee is being poured slowly on top of the milk.
In the last picture, I had already stirred my coffee because I added stevia (sugar substitute) before I put the milk froth on top. That’s why the layers aren’t so clear. But you can see the result on the first photo.
With my 50euros coupon, which was given to me when I purchased my Nespresso machine, I bought 12 packs of Nespresso capsules in different blends and variations. Including, 2 of the 3 2012 variations: Noisette and Macadamia nuts. The first one is the best I tasted so far in a Latte macchiato. Wish I had bought more packs of these.
Top to bottom: Forstissio Lungo, Roma, Rosabaya de Colombia, Capriccio, Variations (Noix de Macadamia), Ristretto, Decaffeinato Intenso, Arpeggio, Volluto, Dulsão do Brasil, Livanto and Variations (Noisette).
I think I’m covered for the year! 😉
Espresso or Cappuccino, anyone?
I hope that this little tutorial helped some of you make their first Latte Macchiato.
Now, I usually post something new on Mondays, but this time I won’t, since it’s my blog’s 2nd anniversary on Tuesday, and I’m preparing something special for you and something more for my Greek readers. So I hope you stay tuned until then. Happy Sunday!
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