What type of coffee should I order in Italy if I want a short latte? At Starbucks, a short latte is a shot of espresso with steamed milk (8 oz total). In Italy, is this equivalent to a cappuccino or latte macchiato? What is the difference between the two?
May 5, 2011
May 16, 2011
Ciao Charlene, in Italy latte means "milk". So if you order a "latte caldo" you will have "hot milk". If you would like a "short latte" (glass of hot milk with a shot of espresso) you will need to ask for "latte macchiato" . It is usually served in a tall glass and there is more milk. "Capuccino" is also coffee and milk but it's usually a shot of espresso,a 1/3 of hot milk and some foam on the top covered with chocolate powder. Mmmhh che buono il caffè !!!