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Topic: latte machiatto? (13 msgs / 362 lines)
1) From: Zara Haimo
Has anyone else run across this drink option?  Do you like it?  I saw it first at a Peet's about a month ago and tried it, but found it very strange.  They filled a cup with foamed milk, then pulled a shot into that.  The milk and coffee did not merge as they do in a regular latte, so the effect was very uneven.  I saw it again at an espresso bar at the Rome airport a few days ago and didn't like it any better there.  What am I missing?
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2) From: miKe mcKoffee
Charbucks has a version called caramel machiatto. Caramel latte (milk)
marked by espresso. I've had 'em requested and made them but will never be
on my menu. Since Charbucks is into sugared milk not good espresso makes
sense to highlight/focus on the sweetened milk not good 'spro or in their
case bad 'spro:-)
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My wife likes them. Get the coffee flavor up front and the sweetened milk followup.
I prefer cortado.
Kevin @ my treo

4) From: Zara Haimo
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Both the latte machiattos I had were made with plain, unsweetened steamed 
milk.  The cup was filled with the milk and then a shot was pulled in over 
it.  The effect was very uneven since the coffee didn't blend with the milk 
at all - one mouthful would be all milk with almost no coffee taste, the 
next would be mostly espresso with no milk.
These latte machiattos were nothing at all like a regular latte where the 
shot is put in the cup first and the steamed milk is then poured in 
completely mixing with the coffee.  This is usually what I make for myself 
first thing in the morning.  The rest of the day I either drink straight 
shots, or I make a cortado which I also really like.
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5) From: Sandy Andina
That's the way I used to make cappas back before I had a Silvia and  
even heard of microfoam--I would froth a mug of milk and then pull the  
shot into it.
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6) From: John and Emma
A machiatto is an upside down latte.
Both my wife and I like them. I like my coffee black and so if I'm having a
latte I find I get more of the coffee flavour from a machiatto than a
regular latte.
John H.

7) From: miKe mcKoffee
Interesting, I've heard many people say the opposite. At least as far as the
initial sips go. With a well poured latte the milk tends to be centered/in
the latte art design and submerged with mostly crema on the top outside
yielding more espresso early sips. With a latte machiatto the espresso
centered in the milk with the initial sips being mostly steamed milk. (Based
on discussions various barista forums. Personally I haven't done much
experimenting this area and don't drink lattes, occasional cap' or mach'.)
 
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8) From: raymanowen
Gretchen liked caramel machiattos when I asked what coffee drink I might
brew for her when I got the Capresso Luxe (pre- Leaks).
What's a machiatto? Ital. for "stained or marked," but I knew less than
nothing about the new espresso process, let alone variations. I'll try to
learn anything- about brewing and roasting- - - not all coffee forms
qualify!
To keep hidden my ugly secret that I was real light on espresso brewing
knowledge, I decided to make a "mocha machiatto," whatever that is. Clueless
about the caramel. Pretty sure I could microfoam milk, but why? On top of
grated unsweetened chocolate and sugar, I foamed 3oz of 2% milk into 9oz of
the most gorgeous cocoa with a foam head that would put a
Pilsenerto shame.
"Marked" it with a shot of my humble espresso to keep my ugly secret hidden.
Wurkt good, but the espresso was saying "try me too." I did, trying to
improve on it. Did that, too.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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9) From: Gary Foster
On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 6:17 PM, John and Emma  wrote:
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Not entirely correct.  A Latte Macchiatto is an upside down latte.  A
Caffe Macchiatto is a shot of espresso "marked" with a bit of milk
foam.
And fwiw, whenever I ordered just a "macchiatto" in Tuscany, I got
expresso with a touch of milk foam (a caffe macchiatto.  I mostly
drank capps there, though.
-- Gary F.
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10) From: Gary Foster
Err, espresso.  Can't believe I actually typed "expresso".  What I get
for posting before Silvia is up to temp.
-- Gary F.
On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 5:50 AM, Gary Foster  wrote:
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11) From: Joseph Robertson
Gary,
I know what you mean about typing with out coffee. Watch me give it a try. I
need coffee before anything. It's my spark that lights everything else in my
brain. Why can't spell check read my mind when I mean to type one word and
another comes out.
Ahhh, better yet have coffee first.
JoeR
On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 7:05 AM, Gary Foster  wrote:
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12) From: John and Emma
Gary,
It was a typo like yours. I missed typing in latte.
John H.

13) From: John and Emma
This is interesting. It's probably because the only times I have lattes are
at $bucks or other shops who make poor drinks with over roasted beans and
too much milk. I never heard of latte art until I started researching
espresso machines. I've obviously never had a drink from a real barista. My
experience at $bucks and the others is that with the amount of foam and milk
they use if you have a regular latte all you get is the taste of foam and
milk until about half way through the drink (or you could stir it together).
With a machiatto the espresso sits on top of the foam and milk and as you
drink it the espresso mildly mixes with the milk.
John H.


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