Cafe latte – or simply latte – is a coffee-based drink made primarily from espresso and steamed milk. The word comes from the Italian caffè e latte, caffellatte, or caffelatte, which means ‘coffee and milk’.
Since the 17th century, coffee and milk have been a part of European cuisine. Café au lait, Milchkaffee, café con leche, and caffè e latte are domestic terms of traditional ways of drinking coffee, typically as part of breakfast in the home. Public cafés in Europe and the United States seem to have no mention of the terms until the 20th century, although Kapuziner is mentioned in Austrian coffee houses in Trieste and Vienna in the 2nd half of the 1700s as ‘coffee with cream, sugar and spices’.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term caffè e latte was first used in English in 1847 (as caffè latto) and in 1867 (as caffè latte) by William Dean Howells in his essay, Italian Journeys. However, in Kenneth Davids’ Coffee: A Guide to Buying, Brewing and Enjoying, he says that “At least until recently, ordering a ‘latte’ in Italy got you a puzzled look and a hot glass of milk. The American-style caffè latte did not exist in Italian caffès, except perhaps in a few places dominated by American tourists… Obviously breakfast drinks of this kind have existed in Europe for generations, but the caffè version of this drink is an American invention.”
From 1900 onward, the French term café au lait was used in cafés in several countries in western continental Europe, while the French themselves started using the term café crème for coffee with cream or milk. The Caffe Mediterraneum in Berkeley, California claims that Lino Meiorin, one of its early owners, invented and made the latte a standard drink in the 1950s. In the early 1980s, the latte was popularized in Seattle, Washington and spread more widely in the early 1990s.
In Scandinavia and northern Europe, a similar ‘trend’ started in the early 1980s as café au lait became popular again, prepared with steamed milk and espresso. Around 1996-1997, caffè latte started replacing this term, but both names exist side by side, and are usually more similar than different in preparation.
Your latte craving shouldn’t be limited to just a coffee shop treat or dictated by expensive gadgets. While you may not be able to make café-quality latte, you can still craft a delicious cup of coffee even without an espresso machine.
Before you start making your perfect cup of latte, here are some of the ingredients and equipment you need to prepare.
If you’ve got an espresso machine at home, making a café latte should be a breeze. New to the world of coffee? Here’s a step-by-step guide to make a latte at home with an espresso machine.
You don’t have to be an expert barista to brew a delicious cup of café latte at home – you don’t even need those expensive machines to satisfy your latte craving as long as you’ve got some handy devices to prepare your drink! Just make sure to follow the instructions above and you can enjoy a delicious cup of café latte at home – with or without an espresso machine.
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