Many do not imagine this morning without a cup of coffee. Someone drinks only freshly, some are quite satisfied with the soluble. Some people like lattes, others like cappuccino. What is the difference between the latest types of drinks know, perhaps, only true experts.
What is the main difference between latte and cappuccino?
Legends say that the tradition of drinking coffee originated in Ethiopia. Aboriginal shepherds have noticed that goats start to behave especially lively if they eat greens and branches from the bushes of a coffee tree. Since then, the love of fragrant invigorating drink spread throughout the world, attracting an increasing number of fans.
The number of coffee recipes is enormous, each country has its own unique technologies and little tricks. The difference between certain types of drinks is obvious; among others, only professionals and enthusiastic amateurs can see it. But, for example, the difference between all known cappuccino and latte is significant. Cappuccino is really coffee, latte is a coffee drink. This is determined by the proportion of coffee beans. In cappuccino, it is much more of the volume of the drink than in latte. According to the classic latte recipe, 2 parts of milk and 1 part of foam go to 1 part of espresso, whereas the ingredients in cappuccino are equally divided.
Latte and cappuccino are distinguished by the nature of the foam. And in fact, and in another drink, it is homogeneous, without bubbles. But in latte the foam is more airy, in cappuccino it is thick.
The next difference is the filing method. Cappuccino is served in a 150 ml cup. It is desirable that its top be expanded, so that the foam is enough for the entire volume of coffee. Lattes are served in a heat-resistant Irish glass. Volume - 240 ml.
Latte: traditional types, composition, calorie
Latte and coffee with milk are different drinks. Café au lait, which translated from Fr. - "Coffee with milk", a drink made from coffee and hot milk. Latte from ital. caffè latte, also means "coffee with milk", but it is a drink of espresso (American, Mokachino) and milk. Coffee latte and the French version called coffee with milk differ in the basis and method of serving.
In Europe, lattes are made not only from espresso. According to the Italian classic recipe for it uses a variety of arabica - mocha. Now the composition has become even simpler - 1 part espresso and 3 parts milk. Top latte covered with foam.
The calorie latte depends on the ingredients that are used for the drink. According to the classic recipe, it is 175 Kcal per 100 g of coffee. Tea lattes are more dietary. The most calories latte with syrup and chocolate.
Cappuccino: more on popular coffee
Cappuccino is one of the most famous drinks on earth. Translated from Italy. cappuccino is a “little bowl”. Italians are real connoisseurs of coffee, so they were able in this kind of popular drink to achieve a special harmony of only 2 ingredients: espresso and milk (cream). Milk, and sometimes cream, transform an invigorating espresso into a soft drink with a characteristic milky foam. Calorie cappuccino high. This is due to its composition. The average energy value of a drink made according to the classic recipe is not more than 406 Kcal per 100 g.
There are several types of cappuccino, which are completely different from others in taste. For example, there is a cappuccino with a nutty flavor. Professionals distinguish 2 main types of this drink - black and white. When making the first one, coffee is poured into the cup, and milk froth is formed from above. White does the opposite - first milk froth, then coffee. Connoisseurs say that real cappuccino cannot be made at home, as this requires a special coffee machine. The machine makes the right espresso and then forms a characteristic milk foam.
There are actually a lot of differences between lattes and cappuccino. The main ones are cooking and serving methods. But the ingredients are almost the same: based on milk and strong coffee. However, the nature of each type of drink at the same time is very different, which allows each coffee lover to find a favorite.