Brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground beans, espressos are the foundation of coffee beverages.
Consisting of equal parts espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam, this is a classic favorite. It can be topped with grated dark chocolate or unsweetened cocoa powder to add character, and it can be made “scuro” with less milk or “chiaro” with more milk.
- Caffe Latte
Three parts steamed milk to one part espresso and topped with a layer of milk foam, this is a sweet delicacy commonly paired with cakes, cookies and bread.
- Caf au Lait
Equal parts brewed coffee and steamed milk, this is essentially a lighter, weaker version of the Caffe Latte.
A simple shot or two of espresso diluted with hot water, the result is a rich cup of coffee with a light layer of crema on top.