Espresso Macchiato Recipe

An espresso macchiato is an espresso stained with a little milk foam. Find out here how to prepare an espresso macchiato. This is what awaits you in terms of content in this article.

What is an espresso macchiato?

Prepare espresso macchiato

With an espresso macchiato, the espresso is refined with a touch of milk foam. With a spoon, a dollop of milk foam is placed in the middle of the espresso. This will make the espresso look stained. And this is exactly where the name of the drink comes from: The word macchiato means “tainted”. Instead of a dollop of milk foam, the espresso can also be completely covered with a small milk foam cap. About two to three teaspoons of milk foam are used for this. That looks especially nice for guests.

Latte Art & Espresso Macchiato

There are also ways of preparing espresso macchiatos in which a little warm milk is added to the espresso in addition to the foam. It looks especially nice when the espresso macchiato is decorated with latte art. Check out the video below.

Espresso macchiato recipe

There is no recipe for the right mixture between espresso and milk. The main thing is that the proportion of espresso is greater than the proportion of milk and the drink is served in an espresso cup or a small espresso glass. It is estimated that 25 ml of espresso are refined with around 10 – 15 ml of milk foam. The milk refines the espresso and emphasizes the different aromas in the espresso through the fat content in the milk.

Espresso Macchiato Recipe
by Miri
February 16, 2018

The espresso macchiato is an Italian classic. Here you can find our recipe for espresso macchiato for 1 cup.

Nutritional information:
12 calories
0.6 grams of fat

– 7-10 g fresh espresso beans
– 15 ml of milk foam

Step 1: Preheat the espresso cup on the espresso machine or with hot water.
Step 2: Finely grind 7-10 g espresso beans directly into the portafilter.
Step 3: Level and tamp the espresso flour in the portafilter.
Step 4: Clamp the portafilter in the brew group and start the cover.
Step 5: Stop dispensing after approx. 25 seconds when approx. 25 ml of espresso have been extracted.
Step 6: Froth the milk with the steam wand of the espresso machine (up to max. 65 ° Celsius).
Step 7: Carefully slide 1 – 2 teaspoons of milk foam onto the espresso.
Step 8: stir & drink.

prepare espresso macchiato

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·  Prepare the caffè latte

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·  Prepare Cafe Americano

·  Prepare the ristretto

·  Prepare lungo

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