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Topic: Daughter's caramel macchiato > Sunday Morning Cup (4 msgs / 198 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Just an FYI FWIW, 99% of the time when someone requests a caramel macchiato
they're referring to the Charbucks beverage. Which is milk steamed with
vanilla syrup, espresso poured on top, drissled with caramel sauce. No
chocolate involved. Technically it's not a "caramel macchiato" but rather a
"Vanilla Latte Macchiato topped with Caramel", "latte macchiato" being milk
marked by espresso versus traditional true macchiato which is espresso
marked by steamed milk. And of course made and served in a demitasse not a
big gulp.
Hmmm, in a technical sense since being "marked by caramel" (drissled on top)
suppose it could be considered a caramel macchiato of sorts. But if taken
literally in the truest sense of what a macchiato is there would be no milk,
simply espresso marked by caramel "instead of" marked by milk. Or hmmm would
there be milk? Suppose since by definition a macchiato is espresso marked by
steamed milk, modifying the beverage as "caramel macchiato"
might/could/should literally be espresso marked by steamed milk and caramel,
but of course still demi' not big gulp ala Charbucks.
Hmmm, confused? It's so convoluted I've confused myself:-) Suffice it say it
ain't on my café menu anyway and usually we just make 'em a vanilla latte
drissled with caramel sauce when a "caramel macchiato" is requested. =
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2) From: Yakster
I confess that at one time I was a regular drinker of that self-same
Charbucks beverage, made extra hot.
It motivated me to get out my wife's steam toy, buy some caramel sauce,
vanilla syrup and duplicate this drink at home.  That seems like another
life now, now that I've re-discovered a love of coffee instead of sweets.
My daughter said that she really enjoyed the drink I made her, sans coffee
(I used hot chocolate instead).
I pulled myself a second shot this afternoon with the dry process Panama
coffee I roasted last night.  Definitely not as impressive as the La Yunta I
tried to pull this morning, but it was good and with some age should
improve.
-Chris
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3) From: Andy Thomas
miKe, this post made my teeth hurt.
From: miKe mcKoffee 
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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Daughter's caramel macchiato > Sunday Morning Cup
Just an FYI FWIW, 99% of the time when someone requests a caramel macchiato
they're referring to the Charbucks beverage. Which is milk steamed with
vanilla syrup, espresso poured on top, drissled with caramel sauce. No
chocolate involved. Technically it's not a "caramel macchiato" but rather a
"Vanilla Latte Macchiato topped with Caramel", "latte macchiato" being milk
marked by espresso versus traditional true macchiato which is espresso
marked by steamed milk. And of course made and served in a demitasse not a
big gulp.
Hmmm, in a technical sense since being "marked by caramel" (drissled on top)
suppose it could be considered a caramel macchiato of sorts. But if taken
literally in the truest sense of what a macchiato is there would be no milk,
simply espresso marked by caramel "instead of" marked by milk. Or hmmm would
there be milk? Suppose since by definition a macchiato is espresso marked by
steamed milk, modifying the beverage as "caramel macchiato"
might/could/should literally be espresso marked by steamed milk and caramel,
but of course still demi' not big gulp ala Charbucks.
Hmmm, confused? It's so convoluted I've confused myself:-) Suffice it say it
ain't on my café menu anyway and usually we just make 'em a vanilla latte
drissled with caramel sauce when a "caramel macchiato" is requested. =
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4) From: miKe mcKoffee
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I know what you mean. But heh, I've NEVER had a Charbucks "Caramel
Macchiato". (or anyone elses including one's I've made). Once upon a time
I'd internally cringe every time all the foo-foo sweetend orders got ordered
at the Café. Not anymore! Even in these shakey economic times those sucke=
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help me continue to be able to say "I've never missed a payroll and the
doors are still open" when asked how things are going. TRUTH that! Hell
'bout 6 months ago went from largest bev' on the menu being a 16oz to adding
a 24oz (automatically a quad ~ ToGo only). Got tired of seeing other BIGGER
20oz ToGo cups being carried by people walking past my shop. So skipped the
20 and added a 24oz. I have no problem what so ever making a 24oz quad shot
peppermint mocha breve latte and saying thank-you very much as $6.65 goes in
the cash register. You bet I cringe at the thought of drinking one myself,
but not selling 'em. Purests be damned, give the people what they want to
pay for. And you know what, it's the goal of every beverage to be the best
of that type they've ever had regardless. Make it the best taste balanced
"dessert" espresso based beverage possible. And if someone wants dessert for
breakfast, lunch or anytime who am I to say no?! Yet rest assured it's when
someone simply orders an espresso, and clarification reveals they actually
mean A SHOT OF ESPRESSO not some sugared milked up espresso concoction, that
the blood races and the heart sings. Every time. Happens to a somewhat
lesser extent with macchiatos or con pannas or cappuccinos too. The
preponderance of bevs are larger than caps and they pay the bills. The
traditional espresso beverages are what makes all the hard work worth it.
That and people ordering from the "coffee menu" for pour-over station not
just ordering a "house coffee". That and continued growing off he shelf
whole bean sales. That and picked up another wholesale customer last week. =
I ramble... What was the question?... Was there a question?!... No, I'm not
a dentist. Sorry your teeth hurt:-)
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