Cafe latte did not originate in Italy. Some say Cafe Latte originated in America when people mixed milk with low-quality or old espresso beans to reduce the bitter taste.
Italians did the same but served a cappuccino on these occasions. In big Italian cities, cafe latte is now more common on menus and is different from Italian cappuccino. Italian cafe latte without sugar tastes naturally sweet. It is also gentle on the stomach. This is true even for people who can't digest lactose, like me.
So, how do Italians make their cafe latte?
I asked our roast master in Trieste to share with me what he knew to be the best way to make cafe latte. He came up with some preparation that will take your cafe latte to the next level. It all starts with 2 shots of Italian espresso, specifically crafted for cafe latte. Make sure you use the right beans, roasted Italian style, and grind them with precision to make your double shot of espresso for latte.
The Secret Begins with authentic Italian Espresso: The Heart of Your Latte
At the heart of a great café latte is, of course, exceptional espresso. At Peak Flavor Coffee, we love making the perfect Italian espresso just for cafe latte lovers like you. When it comes to espresso for latte, it's all about the beans and the roast.
Choosing the Right Beans: A Blend of Sweetness and Creaminess.
Our unique bean blends combine naturally sweet Arabica beans with a touch of Robusta. Naturally sweet beans, when slow roasted, unfurl a caramel taste that's simply divine. Robusta, meanwhile, is our secret ingredient for adding that extra creaminess, thanks to Robusta’s higher natural oil content.
The Art of Italian Roasting: Slow and Small-batch wins the Race.
Italian roasting is all about patience and attention to detail. Slow roasting brings out a sweet bean's caramel flavor, making espresso for cafe latte smooth and never bitter. Plus, our small-scale approach means every batch avoids that unwanted burnt aftertaste. Remember, good things come to those who wait!
Grinding Perfection: Precision & Consistency Matter.
The grind size of any coffee is crucial. For the perfect latte, we aim for 300 microns, the sweet spot that allows your machine to extract just the right intensity from the coffee, without a hint of bitterness. And we're sticklers for consistency; over 98% consistency in our grinds means your espresso will always have that robust coffee flavor, even after you add milk.
Freshness is Key: Never Settle for Less.
In the world of Italian coffee, freshness is non-negotiable. Our espresso beans are never more than 8 days past roast. Why? Because the magic of espresso diminishes after 14 days. No matter what type of packaging you use, after 14 days, oxidation will start to deteriorate any coffee. Always insist on the freshest beans for that peak flavor experience.
Milk Matters: Lactose-Free for Creaminess and Comfort.
Many Italians, and perhaps you too, are lactose intolerant. But that shouldn't stop anyone from enjoying a creamy cafe latte. We recommend lactose-free, whole milk. It gives you that rich, creamy texture without any discomfort.
Now, Let's Make That Cafe Latte like an Italian Barista:
- Start with the authentic Italian Espresso we described above: Brew a double shot of our Italian espresso. The aroma alone will transport you to a quaint café in Rome.
- Steam Your Milk: Heat your lactose-free milk until it's hot and frothy. Remember, the milk should be creamy, not bubbly.
- Combine with Love: Pour the espresso into your favorite cup, then slowly add the steamed milk. Aim for a ratio of one-third espresso to two-thirds milk.
- The Final Touch: For the perfect finish, hold back the froth with a spoon while pouring the milk, then spoon a little froth on top. Bellissimo!
- Indulge and enjoy a bit of Italy in your own home.
Why Peak Flavor Coffee Is Your Go-To for Cafe Latte?
At Peak Flavor Coffee, we don't just sell coffee; we share a piece of Italian coffee culture. Our cafe latte espresso is made with great care and precision, just for cafe latte lovers like you. Our special mix, careful roasting and grinding techniques aim to give you the true Italian cafe feel at home. Discover espresso for cafe latte with free shipping.
Our commitment to freshness ensures that each cup of cafe latte you make with our espresso is not just a drink, but an experience – one that soothes, delights, and invigorates. So, when you choose Peak Flavor Coffee, you're not just choosing coffee; you're choosing a tradition of excellence and a love for the art of Italian coffee making.
Making a cafe latte like an Italian barista is an art. we make that art a lot easier by helping you get started with the right ingredients.
It ends with adding your own personal touch. At Peak Flavor Coffee, we provide you with the foundation – the perfect Italian espresso for cafe latte – and from there, the canvas is yours. Create, enjoy, and savor the taste of Italy, one cup at a time.