If you love cafe latte, then you are probably looking for proper ways on how to make cafe latte at home. The good news is you can make a delicious cup of this coffee at home that tastes like an expensive coffee shop drink. It may seem like a difficult thing to do, but you’ll be surprised as you read along how easy it is to make one.
Cafe latte is basically an espresso drink made from the mixture of coffee and generous amount of steamed milk. This type of coffee drink is usually flavored with sweet syrups in United States, where it became very popular.
Preparing Home Made Café Latte
Indicated below is a detailed list of instructions of how to make cafe latte at home.
Ingredients And Tools You Need:
- Whole medium or dark roast coffee beans
- Coffee grinder
- Stainless steel steam pitcher
- Espresso machine with steam wand
- Wand thermometer for steam pitcher
- A spoon
- A cup
1.) First, grind the beans. To make the best tasting latte, you should use the freshest coffee beans possible. Using your coffee grinder, grind the beans in a very fine texture. If you don’t have coffee grinder at home, consider having them ground by your coffee supplier.
2.) The next step is milk steaming. To do this, fill half of your pitcher with milk. To avoid milk expansion, do not fill the pitcher up to its brim. Also, do not forget to attach the thermometer on its side. Put the steaming wand into the milk and steam it until it reaches 150 degrees. Make sure to not over steam your milk, or it will burn. Once the milk is well-steamed, you should see the foam forming on top of it. However, having too much foam on the latte is not recommended. To prevent this from happening, insert the steam wand further through the milk.
3.) Now, you will have to create an espresso shot. Using your espresso machine, make a shot of espresso. If you have never used the espresso machine before, read the instructions on the machine’s user manual. Put the ground espresso beans into the machine and when it is done, you can now pull out the espresso shot. The shot should be in caramel brown color, because if not, it will have a bitter taste. This step only takes a few minutes.
4.) After the espresso shot is drawn, you are now ready to assemble the coffee latte. Pour the espresso shot into the cup and combine it with milk immediately. Using a spoon, scrape the foam from the pitcher and put it over the cafe latte.
5.) Serve hot. If you want your coffee to look more artistic, grab a fork and create fancy patterns on top by mixing the milk on top with the espresso underneath. Do this carefully to get the best results.
This is just one proper way on how to make cafe latte at home. If you love coffee-making, you’ll probably need the help of Bunn coffee pots. These pots offer easy-pouring, sturdiness, strength, and drip-proof, convenient coffee serving. Available at local and online stores, along with other equipment that help in faster coffee-making.